Profile
John T. Andrews Jr.
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Self Employed
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Consultant and Arbitrator (2004-Present) – Provide legal consulting services regarding reinsurance and insurance matters, including litigation support. Serve as party appointed arbitrator or umpire in reinsurance arbitrations.

  • Address:
    56 Farmersville Rd
    Califon, NEW JERSEY 07830
  • Phone:
    908-832-5725
  • Cell:
    973-476-5389
  • Fax:
    908-832-9162
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    SCOR Reinsurance Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel (1989-2004) – Served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary of SCOR U.S. Corporation and its property and casualty reinsurance and its admitted and surplus lines insurance subsidiaries, including SCOR Reinsurance Company. Advised on all legal issues, including underwriting and claims matters, litigation and arbitrations, federal and state regulatory matters, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, had responsibility for the human resources and administration functions during certain periods.

  • Company:
    Primerica Corporation
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel (1985-1988) – Served as chief legal officer and corporate secretary of Primerica Corporation (formerly American Can Company). Advised on all significant legal issues and oversaw and coordinated the legal functions in the 12 major life and health insurance, financial services and specialty retailing subsidiaries. Served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the holding company subsidiary for the financial services group before becoming chief legal officer of Primerica.

  • Company:
    Prudential Reinsurance Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President, General Counsel (1977-1985)
    and Claim Department Head (1982-1985) – Served as chief legal officer of Prudential Reinsurance Company (now Everest Reinsurance Company), which at that time was a subsidiary of The Prudential Insurance Company of America, and of Prudential Re’s specialty commercial lines insurance subsidiaries and its three New York Insurance Exchange syndicates. Advised on all significant legal issues, including reinsurance and insurance underwriting matters, litigation and arbitrations, claims, statutory accounting issues, and federal and state regulatory issues. Served as head of the Claim Department, which handled a broad range of facultative, treaty and insurance claims, including mass tort claims. Prior to joining Prudential Re, served as an Assistant General Counsel of The Prudential (1970-1977).

  • Company:
    Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Associate (1966-1970)

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    B.S., Holy Cross College – 1963; LL.B, Syracuse University College of Law – 1966.
  • Other Information:
    Member of the New York State Bar.
Work Experience
  • Reinsurance Company: 23 years.
    Legal Department: 21 years. General Counsel
    Claim Department: 2 years. Department Head
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 6 years.
    Other : 5 years. Litigation and arbitration support
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 1 years. Arbitrator and Umpire
Breakdown of Experience
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    12%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    10%
  • Commercial Property
    10%
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Contract Wording
    7%
  • Personal Lines
    6%
  • Product Liability
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    5%
  • Asbestos
    4%
  • Third Party Administrator
    4%
  • MGA/MGU
    4%
  • Toxic Tort
    4%
  • Insolvencies
    4%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    2%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    2%
  • Commutations
    2%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    1%
  • Finite
    1%
  • Accident & Health
    1%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    1%
  • Workers' Compensation
    1%
  • Construction Defects
    1%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    1%
  • Architects &, Engineers
    1%
  • Directors &, Officers
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    96%
  • U.K. Market:
    1%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    1%
  • European Market:
    1%
  • Global Market:
    1%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 20/80%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 30/70%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2004

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 2; March 2011; December 2011

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 2; Fall 2011, Fall 2013

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 6

As an Umpire: 16

As Corporate Representative: 1

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
3
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.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed as an umpire.
2
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
9
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
2
Acted as an umpire 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.
2
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

John Andrews has over 43 years of experience as an attorney, of which over 29 have been in the reinsurance business. He commenced his reinsurance career in 1977 as General Counsel of Prudential Reinsurance Company. He provided legal advice regarding all aspects of the domestic and international reinsurance operations of Prudential Re, as well as its retrocessional facility, surplus lines insurance subsidiary and three New York Insurance Exchange syndicates. He also supervised reinsurance and insurance litigation and arbitrations. In 1982, he became head of the Claim Department of Prudential Re and managed treaty, facultative and primary insurance claims, including numerous toxic tort claims. Mr. Andrews began his legal career at Dewey Ballantine in 1966 and joined the Law Department of Prudential Insurance Company in 1970.

In 1985, Mr. Andrews joined the American Can Company (later Primerica Corporation) as General Counsel of the financial services group, which was made up of a number of life and health insurance subsidiaries. He became the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Primerica in 1987 and was involved in the acquisition of financial services companies, the supervision of the legal departments in numerous insurance and financial services subsidiaries, and the eventual sale of Primerica in December 1988.

Mr. Andrews became Senior Vice President and General Counsel of SCOR Reinsurance Company in 1989. He supervised reinsurance and insurance litigation and arbitrations, and advised on legal issues arising out of the reinsurance and licensed and surplus lines insurance operations. He also oversaw the human resources and administration functions of SCOR Re for a period of time.

After retiring early from SCOR Re in mid-2004, Mr. Andrews has provided litigation support as a consultant, in addition to serving as an arbitrator.

Mr. Andrews graduated from Holy Cross College and Syracuse Law School.