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John M. Parker
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Recently Retired- RiverStone US
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Recently retired- RiverStone US
    Senior Vice President and Reinsurance Counsel– 2006 to 2013
    Responsible for Reinsurance operations and disputes including arbitrations and llitigations.
    Prior to 2006 Served as Counsel and eventually General Counsel of the insurance companies

Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Sidley Austin
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Associate–1989-1994
    Represented cedents and reinsurers in arbitrations and litigations

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    B.A. Accounting,1977
    Dominican University

    M.B.A., 1981
    DePaul University

    J.D., 1984
    John Marshal Law School
  • Designations:
    Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

    Associate in Reinsurance
Work Experience
  • Reinsurance Company: 85 years.
    Legal Department: 65 years. General Counsel, Reinsurance Counsel
    Executive Officer (CEO, COO, CFO, Chief Actuary): 20 years. Senior VP Reinsurance
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 15 years.
    Associate: 15 years. Senior Associate
Breakdown of Experience
  • Toxic Tort
    10%
  • Finite
    10%
  • Asbestos
    10%
  • Product Liability
    10%
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    10%
  • Insolvencies
    10%
  • Commutations
    5%
  • Regulatory/Licensing
    5%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    5%
  • Contract Wording
    5%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    100%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 10/90%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 80/20%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Counsel: 10
ARIAS Experience

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Umpire: 2

As Outside Counsel: 20

As Employee Manager: 150

Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
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.
1
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.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
5
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage and the resolution of significant pre-hearing motions.
5
Acted as Lead Counsel through to an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
3
Acted as Lead Counsel through to an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Acted as Lead Counsel 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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
20
Employee Manager of arbitration.
30
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
30
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage as well as significant motions before the panel, panel consultations, and interim awards, but not through the hearing briefs.
20
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
50
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
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