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David A. Bowers
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Arbitrator, Mediator & Legal Consultant
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Arbitrator Services; Mediator Services; Consultant to Insurance Industry on Legal and Regulatory MattersMajor, complex litigation consulting to Zurich Group(2008-Present)

  • Address:
    1338 Sunview Lane
    Winnetka, ILLINOIS 60093
  • Cell:
    847-682-9063
  • Fax:
    847-446-9396
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Zurich North America Group
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary;
    Responsible for the Corporate Law function of the North America commercial property-casualty insurance operations of the Zurich Financial Services Group (1985-2008)

  • Company:
    CNA Insurance Companies
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President & Deputy General Counsel;
    Responsible for the components of the Law Department providing legal support to the property-casualty and life-health direct insurance operations, the rate and form filing function and the government and industry affairs operations(1976-1985)

  • Company:
    Ohio Department of Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Assistant Director and General Counsel;
    Responsible for all operations of the Department as well as its legislative program; assumed leading roles in the liquidation of a property casualty as well as a life insurance company(1973-1976)

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    The Ohio State University, College of Education;
    The Ohio State University, College of Law;
    Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • Degrees:
    Bachelor of Science;
    Juris Doctor;
    Master of Management(MBA)(Finance & Accounting)
  • Designations:
    Licensed to practice law in Illinois(active)and Ohio(inactive).
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 32 years.
    Legal Department: 32 years. CNA-Attorney, Asst. General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel; Zurich North America-Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Insurance-related Firms: 7 years.
    Consultant: 7 years. Legal and Litigation Consulting, Zurich Financial Services Group; Arbitrator/Umpire , Corporate Law
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 3 years.
    Other : 3 years. Assistant Director & General Counsel-Ohio Department of Insurance
Breakdown of Experience
  • Insolvencies
    10%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    10%
  • Life
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    4%
  • Commercial Property
    4%
  • Workers' Compensation
    3%
  • Contract Wording
    3%
  • Political Risk
    3%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    3%
  • Third Party Administrator
    3%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    2%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    2%
  • Personal Lines
    2%
  • Product Liability
    2%
  • MGA/MGU
    2%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    2%
  • Toxic Tort
    2%
  • Finite
    2%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    2%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    2%
  • Energy
    2%
  • Commutations
    2%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    2%
  • Architects &, Engineers
    2%
  • Asbestos
    2%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    2%
  • Directors &, Officers
    2%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    2%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    2%
  • Construction Defects
    2%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    2%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    2%
  • Aviation
    1%
  • Accident & Health
    1%
  • Libel/Slander/Media Liability
    1%
  • Intellectual Property
    1%
  • Healthcare
    1%
  • Disability
    1%
  • Financial Guarantee
    1%
  • Agricultural
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    95%
  • U.K. Market:
    2%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    3%

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

ARIAS Experience

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; August 2009

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 1

As an Umpire: 6

As Employee Manager: 6

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed as an arbitrator.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed as an umpire.
4
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
1
Acted as an umpire through 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
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography