Profile
Jeffrey M Rubin
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Odyssey Reinsurance Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President, Senior Counsel; Responsibilities include working on reinsurance arbitrations, insurance bad faith issues, and complex claims.

  • Address:
    300 First Stamford Place
    Stamford, CONNECTICUT 06880 United States
  • Phone:
    203 977 0137
  • Cell:
    203 570 9142
  • Email:
  • Website:
    https://odysseyre.com/
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Odyssey Reinsurance Company
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Senior Vice President, Director, Global Claims (2003 – 2021); Responsible for oversight of all claims through-out the group, including insurance subsidiary.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Cornell University Law School 1979 - 1981
    Tulane University Law School 1978 - 1979
    State University of New York, Oneonta College 1974-1978
  • Degrees:
    Juris Doctor Cornell Law School 1981
    Bachelor of Arts Political Science, State University of New York, Oneonta College, 1978
  • Designations:
    Licensed to Practice Law in Illinois
    Licensed to Practice Law Northern District of Illinois
    Trial Counsel Designation Northern District of Illinois
Work Experience
  • Insurance Company: 7 years.
    Legal Department: 2 years. General Counsel, The Resolution Group
    Claim Department: 2 years. Director, Litigation , RiverStone Resources
    Ceded Reinsurance Department: 2 years. Reinsurance Specialist, Riverstone Resources
    Other Department:1 year.
  • Reinsurance Company: 18 years.
    Claim Department: 18 years. Director, Global Claims, Odyssey Reinsurance Company
  • Law Firm (Insurance/Reinsurance Practice): 16 years.
    Partner: 8 years. Partner, Phelan, Pope & John, Ltd.
    Associate: 7 years. Associate, Phelan, Pope & John, Ltd. and Abramson & Fox
    Counsel: 1 year. Of Counsel, Lovells
Breakdown of Experience
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    5%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    5%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    5%
  • Workers' Compensation
    3%
  • Contract Wording
    3%
  • Toxic Tort
    3%
  • Third Party Administrator
    3%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    3%
  • MGA/MGU
    3%
  • Finite
    3%
  • Financial Guarantee
    3%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    3%
  • Directors &, Officers
    3%
  • Fidelity &, Surety
    3%
  • Construction Defects
    3%
  • Commutations
    3%
  • Commercial Property
    3%
  • Architects &, Engineers
    3%
  • Asbestos
    3%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    3%
  • Alternative/Self-Insurance/Risk Management
    2%
  • Product Liability
    2%
  • Product/Consumer Warranties
    2%
  • Political Risk
    2%
  • Ocean Marine
    2%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    2%
  • Libel/Slander/Media Liability
    2%
  • Intellectual Property
    2%
  • Aviation
    2%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    2%
  • Energy
    2%
  • Commercial Liability
    2%
  • Captives/Risk Retention Groups
    2%
  • Accident & Health
    2%
  • Insolvencies
    2%
  • Healthcare
    2%
  • Agricultural
    1%
  • Personal Lines
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    50%
  • U.K. Market:
    25%
  • Bermuda/Off-shore Market:
    5%
  • European Market:
    15%
  • Global Market:
    5%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 40/60%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 60/40%
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Current Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As Employee Manager: 18

Employee Manager Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
5
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.
5
Employee Manager of arbitration through pre-hearing briefs.
2
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.
3
Employee Manager of arbitration through evidentiary hearing of at least three full day regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Forty plus years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry as Senior Officer and General Counsel of reinsurance and insurance companies and as Outside Counsel representing reinsurance and insurance companies. Chief claims officer responsible for oversight of all claims within the group for global reinsurer, including insurance subsidiary, for eighteen years. General Counsel, Director of Litigation, and Reinsurance Specialist for property and casualty insurance companies for six years. Partner in Chicago law firm handling reinsurance litigation and insurance coverage litigation for thirteen years. Has overseen numerous reinsurance arbitrations and disputes in the United States and England. Has served as outside counsel, party appointed arbitrator, and umpire in a number of arbitration proceedings to final decision before the National Futures Association and in private arbitration proceedings.