Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 5/95%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 50/50%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Number of Arbitrations
As an Arbitrator: 9
As an Umpire: 1
As Outside Counsel: 12
As Employee Manager: 112
As Corporate Representative: 112
James (Jamie) Scrimgeour is Executive Counsel in the Reinsurance Legal Group of The Travelers Companies, Inc., where he manages insurance and reinsurance disputes and analyzes various complex legal matters directly affecting the reinsurance operations of the Company and its subsidiaries. He also specializes in general business counseling to the group's placement, captive and runoff client base and is chair of the Company’s Internal Resolution Committee, which facilitates resolution of internal disputes through mediation and, in certain cases, streamlined arbitration. Mr. Scrimgeour moved into his current role from a position as Senior Counsel in the Company’s Special Liability Group (responsible for managing asbestos and environmental liabilities) and continues to provide special project support on individual matters.
Prior to joining Travelers in 2003, he clerked for the Hon. Richard N. Palmer of the Connecticut Supreme Court and specialized in reinsurance and insurance coverage litigation as well as general corporate law for several years at the Hartford-based law firm of Day Pitney, LLP where he also was a member of the Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court.
Mr. Scrimgeour has presented or facilitated at numerous industry conferences and seminars, including Mealeys. AIRROC, and ARIAS-U.S. He is a member of the ARIAS –U.S. Law Committee and a founding member of the Mediation Task Force of the Re/Insurance Mediation Institute. In 2013, He became an ARIAS-U.S. certified insurance and reinsurance arbitrator and began taking on a small number of appointments in 2015. He has participated in 20 arbitrations as an arbitrator.
Throughout his career, Mr. Scrimgeour has managed or participated in more than 100 arbitrations resulting in more than 60 hearing days involving live testimony. Mr. Scrimgeour received his degrees from Amherst College and The University of Connecticut School of Law with honors.