James Joseph Wrynn Esq.
  • Attorney:
  • Education:
    *St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    -Juris Doctorate, May 1984
    *St. John’s University College of Business Administration, Jamaica, New York
    -Bachelor of Science, Accounting, May 1981
  • Degrees:
    Juris Doctorate, May 1984
    Bachelor of Science, Accounting, May 1981
  • Designations:
    *Associates in Risk Management (ARM)
    * Associates in Captive Insurance (ACI)
    * Workers’ Compensation Professional (WCP)
  • Languages:
  • Other Information:
    Public Interest and Professional Associations

    *The Economic Club of New York
    * The Insurance Federation of New York
    *Board of Overseers, Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management (formerly St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science)
    *Board of Advisors, The Peter J. Tobin College of Business – St. John’s University
    *Board of Directors, The American Society of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (“AmCOMP”)
    *Membership and prior leadership in numerous Bar and Civic Associations
    o New York City Economic Development Corporation, Board Member
    o New York City Business Relocation Assistance Corp., Board Member
    o Numerous positions at the NAIC, including:
    – Chair, Northeast Zone for the Executive (EX) Committee
    - Chair, Valuation of Securities (E) task Force
    – Co-Chair, Rating Agency Working Group
    – Vice-Chair, International Insurance Relations (G) Committee
    – Vice-Chair, Solvency Modernization Initiative (EX) Task Force
    – Vice-Chair, Reinsurance (E) Task Force
    – Member, numerous other committees, working groups and task forces
Work Experience
  • Reinsurance Company: 1 year.
    Other Department: 1 year.
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Counsel: 100

Mr. Wrynn has more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, regulator, executive and strategic advisor in the domestic and global insurance and regulatory sectors. In his previous role as the 40th and last Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department, he managed and streamlined the operations of both the New York State Insurance Department (NYSID) and the New York Liquidation Bureau (NYLB) and oversaw multi-million-dollar budgets that included hundreds of employees and thousands of agents, brokers and other producers. He has also served as the first Deputy Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the Executive Director of the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), and played an integral role within both the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

Prior to joining NAM, Mr. Wrynn most recently served as Senior Managing Director and one of the leaders in the Global Insurance Services practice at FTI Consulting; Managing Director and Vice-Chair in the U.S. for Guy Carpenter’s Global Strategic Advisory Group; and Senior Partner at the law offices of Goldberg Segalla, LLP in New York where he led the firm’s Global Insurance Regulatory Practice and helped facilitate the opening of its New York and London offices (where he served as a Registered Foreign Lawyer). Additionally, he has an international presence as a member of Insurance Boards in the United States, European Union and Bermuda.

A longtime advocate of ADR, Mr. Wrynn’s deep knowledge of, and experience in, the insurance regulatory sector coupled with his experience as an executive, strategic advisor and an attorney – with a wealth of experience as a litigator representing both plaintiffs / claimants and defendants across a variety of complex civil and commercial matters – make him uniquely qualified to serve as a Cerftified ARIAS Arbitrator.