Profile
Mitchell W. Gibson
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Swiss Re America Holding Corporation
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Vice President – Claim Expert. Manages the resolution of reinsurance claims involving Asbestos, Pollution, and Health Hazard (“APH”) exposures. Performs in-depth account analyses addressing business and legal implications on advanced coverage and claim issues. Provides strategic input and specific directions to others regarding contract evaluation in the context of APH exposures.

  • Address:
    175 King Street
    Armonk, NEW YORK 10504
  • Phone:
    (914) 828-4140
  • Cell:
    (845) 551-6548
  • Fax:
    (914) 828-7140
  • Email:
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Asbestos Claims, Health Hazard Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Pollution Claims, Professional Liability Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Toxic Tort Claims, Commutations, Coverage / Contract Interpretation
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    AXA Liabilities Managers, Inc.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Assistant Vice President – Head of Commutations (North America). Oversight of commutation department, including establishing North American and Canadian targets, audits, negotiations, and financial results. Managed assumed and retro staff handling John Hancock Re (asbestos and pollution) portfolio, including retrocessional review and clean up. Managed Coliseum Re’s casualty facultative claims written in North America. Direct administration of Reliance Insurance business on behalf of AXA worldwide, including off-sets, proof of claims, and commutation negotiations. Performed audits of significant TPA and primary claim operations. Supervised, investigated and resolved excess casualty claims on behalf of AXA Insurance Company.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    No
  • Education:
    BOSTON UNIVERSITY
    Masters of Science - Insurance Management, 2009, Magna Cum Laude

    ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
    Paralegal - Generalist
    1994

    MANKATO STATE UNIVERSITY
    Bachelor of Science – Business Administration, 1986, Dean Honor List
  • Designations:
    Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
    Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU)
    Society of Claims Law Associate (SCLA)
    Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
    Associate in Reinsurance (ARe)
    Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF)
    Associate in Claims (AIC)
    Associate in Underwriting (AU)
    Associate in General Insurance (AINS)
    Associate in Premium Auditing (APA)
    Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI)
  • Other Information:
    Completed Strain Reinsurance Contract Seminar
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 10 years.
    Claim Department: 7 years. Claim Account Manager
    Ceded Reinsurance Department: 1 year. Claim Analyst
    Assumed Reinsurance Department: 1 year. Claim Analyst II
    Actuarial Department: 1 year. Actuarial Analyst
  • Reinsurance Company: 15 years.
    Claim Department: 15 years. Vice President, Assistant Vice President
  • Insurance-related Firms: 2 years.
    Broker: 2 years. Vice President , Claims
Breakdown of Experience
  • Asbestos
    20%
  • Commercial Liability
    20%
  • Contract Wording
    14%
  • Toxic Tort
    10%
  • Commutations
    8%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    8%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    5%
  • Product Liability
    5%
  • Directors &, Officers
    3%
  • Insolvencies
    2%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    2%
  • MGA/MGU
    2%
  • Workers' Compensation
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    97%
  • Global Market:
    3%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 45/55%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: None
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 2; September 2008; May 2010

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2009

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As Employee Manager: 2

As Corporate Representative: 1

Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
Biography

Mitchell Gibson is Vice President and Claims Expert at Swiss Reinsurance America Holding Corporation. He manages the resolution of reinsurance claims involving Asbestos, Pollution, and Health Hazard exposures ("APH") through in-depth account analyses, client audits, and through assisting the reinsurance liability management (RLM) and reinsurance asset management (RAM) teams.

Mr. Gibson began his career at a small regional carrier in 1989 as an actuarial analyst working with the CFO and outside actuaries on loss reserves, loss triangles, reconstruction of loss history, and the annual statement schedule P information. He joined AIG’s Miscellaneous Professional Liability department, where he negotiated high exposure and complex coverage cases involving public officials, real estate agents, management consultants and land surveyors. He subsequently joined Constitution Reinsurance Corporation where he supervised and audited treaty and facultative reinsurance programs handling medical malpractice, product liability, environmental pollution, professional liability, general liability, automobile and workers’ compensation accounts. He joined Frontier Insurance Company, where he managed complex coverage and multi-jurisdictional claims involving general liability, directors’ & Officers’ liability, professional liability, and pharmaceutical exposures. He rejoined AIG in 2000, becoming responsible for all assumed Toxic Tort facultative claims, while providing technical input and quality assurance on all written correspondence to reinsurers and intermediaries.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, Mr. Gibson managed the expedited run-off of AXA's North American liabilities as Head of Commutations (US), including their largest portfolio Colisee Re Canada. In addition to overseeing AXA's US commutation department, Mr. Gibson managed the assumed and retro staff handling of the John Hancock Re portfolio, AXA’s North American casualty facultative portfolio and the off-setting and of AXA's worldwide exposures involving Reliance (in Liquidation).

Mr. Gibson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Mankato State University and a Master of Science degree in Insurance Management from Boston University. He holds several insurance designations, including the Charter Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU), Society of Claims Law Associates (SCLA), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF), Associate in Claims (AIC), Associate in Underwriting (AU), Associate in Premium Auditing (APA), Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI), and an Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB). He is also an ARIAS-US certified arbitrator and has served as a company representative in several arbitrations.