Profile
Joseph M Goldberg
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Retired Insurance Executive, Current Reinsurance Arbitrator
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Sentry Insurance a Mutual Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    1993 through retirement on 2/5/16. Assistant Vice President & Assistant General Counsel. Advised Reinsurance Department on contested matters, including numerous disputes resolved through completion of arbitration. Advised Claims Department on extra-contractual exposures and related evidentiary/trial matters. Managed non-claims litigation against the company, including class actions, corporate governance disputes and regulatory proceedings. Managed Staff Counsel operations. Managed day-to-day operation of Corporate Legal Department.

  • Company:
    Private Practice
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    1974 through 1993. Miller & Neary – Minneapolis, MN (Associate, Partner, Managing Partner. Merged firm with Mahoney, Dougherty & Mahoney in 1989.) Mahoney, Dougherty & Mahoney – Minneapolis, MN (Shareholder, Member of Board of Directors).
    Practice areas included: Trial counsel in insurance defense and coverage matters, including asbestos bodily injury and property damage claims; Appellate matters; Consult with insurance and self-insured clients on litigation management issues and programs; Arbitrator and mediator in direct insurance disputes ranging from generic to catastrophic bodily injury claims, from common to highly complex property damage claims, and from simple to complicated business disputes.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 23 years.
    Legal Department: 23 years. Senior Managing Attorney; Associate Counsel; Asst. VP & Asst. GC
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 19 years.
    Partner: 14 years. Partner; Managing Partner (pre-merger); Shareholder; member of Board of Directors (post-merger)
    Associate: 5 years.
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 5
    As Counsel: 35
ARIAS Experience

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 27

As an Umpire: 11

As Outside Counsel: 25

As Corporate Representative: 17

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Appointed as an arbitrator.
24
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.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Appointed as an umpire.
1
Acted as an umpire through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
3
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.
5
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
15
Retained and Acted as Lead Counsel, up to, but not including, the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
10
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.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
6
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
5
Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
1
Company Representative in arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Joseph M. Goldberg
•Insurance company executive (1993 until retired on 2/5/16):
At Sentry Insurance I advised the Reinsurance Department on contested matters, including numerous disputes resolved through completion of arbitration. I also advised the Claims Department on extra-contractual exposures and related evidentiary/trial matters. In addition I managed non-claims litigation against the company (class actions, corporate governance disputes and regulatory proceedings), managed Staff Counsel operations and managed the day-to-day operation of the Corporate Legal Department.
•ARIAS•U.S. certified reinsurance arbitrator, with party-designated arbitrator and umpire appointments
•In private practice (1974 to 1993) I served as an arbitrator and mediator in direct insurance disputes ranging from generic to catastrophic bodily injury claims, from common to highly complex property damage claims, and from simple to complicated business disputes.
•In private practice I was trial and appellate counsel in insurance defense and coverage litigation, including asbestos bodily injury and property damage claims