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Constance D. O'Mara
Current Employment
  • Company:
    O'Mara Consulting, LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Principal

  • Address:
    349 Station Avenue
    Haddonfield, NEW JERSEY 08033
  • Phone:
    609-502-8607
  • Cell:
    609-502-8607
  • Email:
  • Website:
    cdomaraconsulting.com
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Excess of Loss Reinsurance Agreements, Facultative Certificates, Asbestos Claims, Health Hazard Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Pollution Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Toxic Tort Claims, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Insolvencies, Regulatory / Compliance, Reinsurance Contract Wording
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Century Indemnity Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President, Brandywine Group of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, (a division within ACE-INA Holdings, now Chubb). Managed run-off portfolio of INA Holdings group of companies, including direct and assumed business. President: Century Indemnity Company, Century Reinsurance Company, and ACE American Reinsurance Company

  • Company:
    Century Indemnity Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Chief Counsel, Brandywine Divison, ACE-USA, managed coverage litigation and house counsel operation handling coverage litigation on nationwide basis.

  • Company:
    Century Indemnity Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Claims Vice President, Managed staff handling asbestos, environmental and long-term exposure claims

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • 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 years. 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 years. 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
    25%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    15%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    15%
  • Toxic Tort
    13%
  • Workers' Compensation
    10%
  • Insolvencies
    10%
  • Third Party Administrator
    4%
  • Commutations
    4%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    2%
  • Construction Defects
    2%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    90%
  • U.K. Market:
    5%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%

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
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
2
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
10
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Biography

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.