Constance D. O'Mara
Personal Information
  • Address:
    349 Station Avenue
    Haddonfield, NEW JERSEY 08033 United States
  • Phone:
  • Cell:
  • Email:
  • Attorney:
  • Education:
    Practice of Law, NJ State & Federal Courts; member, New Jersey Bar Association; member, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators;former Vice-Chairman of the Insurance Committee of the International Association of Defense Counsel and IADC Task Force on ADR.
  • Other Information:
    Assistant Editor, AIRROC Matters (a publication of the Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-Off Companies); Co-Editor, Special Edition: AIRROC Matters Newsletter Special Edition on Insolvency, Summer 2011; Author, Dealing with Attorney-client Privileged or Work Product Documents in Arbitration (published 1Q2010 ARIAS Quarterly). Member, ARIAS Education Committee. Speaker: ARIAS 2019 Spring Conference: Construction Defect Litigation---Implications for Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 16 years.
    Legal Department: 2 years. Chief Counsel, Brandywine Division, ACE Group
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 2 year. President, Brandywine Division, ACE Group; President, Century Indemnity Company
    Claim Department: 13 years. Major Claims: Various positions from claims handler to Claims VP
  • Reinsurance Company: 5 years.
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 2 year. President, ACE American Re, Century Re
    Claim Department: 4 years. CIGNA Re/ACE American Re: Claims Director
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 3 years.
    Associate: 3 years. Jubanyik, Varbalow, Tedesco & Shaw
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 11 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 11 years.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Asbestos
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
  • Environmental/Pollution
  • Toxic Tort
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insolvencies
  • Third Party Administrator
  • Commutations
  • Bad Faith/ECO
  • Construction Defects
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
  • U.K. Market:
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 65/35%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 45/55%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 8
    As Counsel: 4
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; March 2006

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2009; October 2011

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 3; Spring 2010; Spring 2013, Spring 2014

Other Approved Training:

ARIAS November 2008 Educational Seminar - FACULTY

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 9

As Employee Manager: 10

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
Appointed as an arbitrator.
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
Not available or unwilling to provide. ARIAS recognizes that in an effort to protect the respective company(ies) that you work(ed) for, you may not be able to divulge the status of the arbitrations that you participated in. Indicate such arbitrations here.

Former Executive and General Counsel for Brandywine Companies/ACE Companies (now Chubb). Currently active arbitrator, mediator and expert witness for asbestos, environmental, long-term exposure, and latent injury, including workers comp. and construction defect claims.

Assistant Editor, Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Run-off Companies Magazine. Member, AIRROC Advisory Counsel. Active on ARIAS Education and Member Services committees.