Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 50/50%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%
Workshops, as Faculty: 1; September 2014
Workshops, as Trainee: 1; February 2004
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 9; Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2017
Number of Arbitrations
As an Arbitrator: 101
As an Umpire: 10
As Outside Counsel: 20
As Employee Manager: 278
Susan E. Grondine-Dauwer, Esq.
SEG-D Consulting was established in 2013 with the full-time commitment of Susan to offer arbitration and litigation services to the insurance and reinsurance industry. She has acted as party-appointed and umpire/third arbitrator in dozens of cases since then. In addition to arbitration and mediation, Susan also consults for financial services companies and small businesses.
Prior to creating SEG-D Consulting, Susan served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for R&Q Solutions LLC, a member of Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Plc, and was responsible for the legal operations of the Group's U.S. insurance and reinsurance companies (R&Q Reinsurance Company, Transport Insurance Company and Goldstreet Insurance Company) under the management of R&Q Reinsurance Solutions. Before joining R&Q in 2006, Susan was Senior Vice President and Counsel for Horizon Management Group, LLC, a subsidiary of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. which was responsible for managing the discontinued operations of The Hartford. She provided legal counsel to the Group's excess and surplus lines insurer, First State Insurance Company, and two reinsurance companies, New England Reinsurance Corporation and HartRe Company.
To date, Ms. Grondine has been involved in more than 400 arbitrations involving a variety of insurance and reinsurance issues impacting direct/ceded/assumed claims, commutations, statutory regulation, sales and portfolio transfers, liquidation and insolvency disputes, Pool/MGA/TPA managed business, security agreements, alternative risk/finite products and life insurance matters.
Prior to working for The Hartford, Ms. Grondine began her career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company as an attorney in the Home Office Legal Department and later the Environmental Department regarding workers’ compensation programs, property and casualty claims and underwriting issues, first and third party liability claims, environmental claims and coverage litigation, and ceded reinsurance issues.
Ms. Grondine is a graduate of Boston College and Boston University School of Law. Over the years she has been a member/ director or chair of the ABA’s Corporate In-House Counsel Committee for the Young Lawyers Division, the BBA's Young Lawyers Committee, the Boston Volunteer Lawyers Project, Friends of the Boston Esplanade Association, and the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield.
She has served on the ARIAS*US Ethics Committee of ARIAS*US, the Arbitrators' Committee, the Publications Committee and several ad hoc committees for Board nominations and updating the Ethics examination.
Currently, she is on the Board of the Friends of Scituate Dog Park which recently oversaw the construction of the Town's newest park.