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Kim Dean Hogrefe
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Kim Dean Hogrefe, LLC (Arbitration, Mediation and Consulting)
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Provide arbitration services in reinsurance and direct insurance matters, mediation of direct insurance, reinsurance and high value civil disputes and consulting in areas of expertise.

  • Address:
    746 Pascack Road
    Washington Township, NEW JERSEY 07676 United States
  • Phone:
    201 722 0103
  • Cell:
    201 218 8041
  • Email:
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Chubb and Son Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Claim Technical Officer.
    Responsible for claims worldwide of the highest level of severity and complexity in virtually all lines of insurance and reinsurance. Resolved matters arising from both ceded and assumed reinsurance. Personally handled and managed the resolution strategy in arbitrated and mediated matters.

  • Company:
    Chubb and Son Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President, Worldwide Specialty Claim Manager.
    Managed 350 person global claim operation. Technical responsibility for all claims under Cyber, Directors and Officers, Errors and Omissions, Employment Practices Liability, Fidelity and Surety, and Fiduciary Liability policies. Responsible for recovery strategy in assumed reinsurance matters, select General Liability and Property insurance claims.

  • Company:
    Chubb and Son Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Claim Counsel, Specialty Claims.
    Personally handled high value and complex matters in the Specialty Claims department.

  • Company:
    Chubb and Son Insurance
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    New York House Counsel Manager
    Attorney Of Record and Manager of in-house litigation law firm, Hogrefe, Stern and King.

  • Company:
    New York County District Attorneys Office
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Deputy Bureau Chief, Special Projects Bureau
    Senior Supervising Attorney
    Trial Division Attorney
    Investigated and prosecuted criminal matters (including the murder of John Lennon). Tried cases to juries in over thirty homicides and serious felonies. Supervised and trained Assistant District Attorneys on trial skills. Manager of Bureau responsible for insanity defense consultation, commitment hearing of all defendants committed to the State Office of Mental Health, extradition proceedings and Freedom of Information requests.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., Wiley B. Rutledge Award
    Yale University, B.A. with distinction in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Designations:
    Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution/Pepperdine School of Law, Mediators Training Certification
    ARIAS-U.S. Certified Arbitrator and Member of Arbitrators Committee
  • Other Information:
    Admitted to practice law in New York State, Federal Court (New York Southern and Eastern Districts), and the United States Supreme Court.
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 29 years.
    Claim Department: 23 years. Senior Vice President, Worldwide Claim Technical Officer, Worldwide Specialty Claim Manager, Claim Counsel
    Other Department:6 years. New York House Counsel Managing Attorney
  • Independent/Other Relevant Experience: 4 years.
    Independent/Unaffiliated Arbitrator, Umpire and/or Mediator: 4 years. New Jesey Court mediator
Breakdown of Experience
  • Directors &, Officers
    20%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    15%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    10%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    10%
  • Commercial Liability
    10%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    5%
  • Commercial Property
    5%
  • Product Liability
    3%
  • Political Risk
    2%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    2%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    2%
  • Intellectual Property
    1%
  • Healthcare
    1%
  • Life
    1%
  • Libel/Slander/Media Liability
    1%
  • Aviation
    1%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    1%
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 130
ARIAS Experience

Ethics Training, as Faculty: 1; Spring Conference (5/17/2017)

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring Conference (5/17/2017)

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 4

As an Umpire: 2

As Employee Manager: 4

As Corporate Representative: 12

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
4
Appointed as an arbitrator.
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.
Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Employee Manager of arbitration.
1
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.
Company Representative Experience
Number of Arbitrations
7
Appointed to act as Company Representative.
2
Company Representative in arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
3
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.
Biography

Kim Hogrefe has formed Kim Dean Hogrefe, LLC to provide services as a reinsurance and direct insurance arbitrator, mediator of reinsurance, direct insurance and high value civil disputes and consultant.

Previously, Mr.Hogrefe was a senior officer of Chubb and Son Insurance with 29 years experience managing and handling claims under direct policies of insurance and both ceded and assumed reinsurance.

As a Senior Vice President, he had global responsibility at Chubb for direct claims of the highest complexity and financial exposure under Cyber, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Errors and Omissions, Fidelity and Surety, Fiduciary Liability, General Liability and Property insurance policies. He led the strategy and handling for recovery and arbitration of high value ceded and assumed reinsurance claims.

Prior to Chubb, he was a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney and investigated and prosecuted criminal matters (including the murder of John Lennon). He tried cases to juries in over thirty homicides and serious felonies.

A graduate of Yale University (B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. Wiley B. Rutledge Award), he was Board Chair of the National Judicial College currently serving on the Finance and Nominations and Governance Committees, is certified as a mediator by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution/Pepperdine School of Law and mediates for a voluntary New Jersey Court program.

He is active in the American Bar Association and serves on the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. He is a frequent presenter on the topics of cyberliability risks, arbitration and mediation strategies and claim management.