Profile
Lawrence W. Pollack
Current Employment
  • Company:
    JAMS
  • Address:
    620 Eighth Avenue
    New York, NEW YORK 10018
  • Phone:
    (212) 607-2792
  • Cell:
    (917) 881-7958
  • Email:
  • Website:
    jamsadr.com
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Coverage / Contract Interpretation
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1979

    University of Rochester, B.A. History Major, High Honors, 1976
Work Experience
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 28 years.
    Partner: 22 years. Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP: Co-Chairman of Litigation Department (10 years); Member, Executive Committee, Counsel to the Firm
    Associate: 6 years. LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 4 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 4 years. Arbitrator and Mediator at JAMS
Breakdown of Experience
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    15%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    15%
  • Political Risk
    10%
  • Life
    10%
  • Energy
    10%
  • Asbestos
    10%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    10%
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Ocean Marine
    5%
  • Accident & Health
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    25%
  • U.K. Market:
    60%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%
  • European Market:
    10%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 185
    As Counsel: 25
ARIAS Experience

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; June 2010

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 51

As an Umpire: 5

As Outside Counsel: 18

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
10
Appointed as an arbitrator.
5
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
4
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
9
Acted as an arbitrator through an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
4
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.
15
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
2
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
3
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.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
5
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
2
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
11
Acted as Lead Counsel through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Lawrence Pollack is a full time arbitrator and mediator affiliated with JAMS, the international dispute resolution provider. Mr. Pollack specializes in the arbitration and mediation of insurance and reinsurance matters in a variety of disciplines, including errors and omissions liability, directors and officers coverage, toxic tort and pollution coverage, marine liability, and property damage coverage. Before joining JAMS, Mr. Pollack's career during 28 years in private practice at Dewey & LeBoeuf and its predecessor firms, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP, and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, featured an extensive litigation resume, particularly in insurance and reinsurance matters, extending to trial and arbitration of virtually all facets of marine and non-marine insurance matters. In private practice, Mr. Pollack assisted counsel in the settlement of numerous significant insurance disputes. In 1999, Mr. Pollack began a ten-year service as a Chairman of his firm’s Litigation Department. He became a member of the firm’s Executive Committee in 2003 and served on that committee until his retirement in 2009.

Mr. Pollack’s ADR experience includes:
• Appointment as arbitrator and mediator in various matters (2010- )
• Settlement of insurance claims concerning alleged respiratory injury following clean-up of the September 11, 2001 disaster (2009)
• Settlement of insurance claims lodged by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with certain London insurers, in relation to substantial property damage arising out of the September 11, 2001 disaster (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) (2008)
• Litigation and eventual settlement of high profile insurance recovery action arising out of massive explosion on an oil platform off the coast of Brazil (2003-2006)
• Arbitration of six (confidential) matters involving extended warranty reinsurance coverage provided by certain London Market reinsurers, and ongoing provision of advice concerning related issues (1999-2009)