Sylvia Kaminsky has been in the insurance/reinsurance industry for over 40 years. For the first 15 years of her career she was in private legal practice focusing on coverage, defense, insurance and reinsurance arbitration/mediation and litigation matters. She then joined Constitution Reinsurance Corporation as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and served on the Board of Directors. She also served in the same capacity for Sirius Reinsurance Corporation which later became Sirius America Insurance Company. When Constitution Reinsurance Corporation was acquired by the Gerling Group, she was Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Claims for the U.S. Branch operations. Since 2002 she has served as a consultant and arbitrator/meditator to the industry having served in well over 200 arbitrations and many mediations involving insurance and reinsurance disputes. Sylvia has served as both an umpire and as a party appointed arbitrator on behalf of insureds and insurers in policyholder disputes and for both cedents and reinsurers. She is a certified umpire/arbitrator of ARIAS-U.S and is on the ARIAS Board of Directors. She was the first co-chair of the ARIAS Arbitrators Committee when formed and is the Co-Chair of the ARIAS Law Committee.
Thursday, November 5th | 12:35 – 1:25 PM
Managing the Consolidation of Arbitrations – Issues and Guidelines
decisions on arbitration consolidation and will then explore the issues involved for panels in reviewing requests for consolidation. The panel will propose a “tool kit” of guidelines for arbitrators and umpires to consider when reviewing such consolidation requests, and for managing the consolidated arbitration as it moves forward.
Moderator: Robert A. Whitney, Sulloway & Hollis PLLC
Panel: Susan E. Grondine-Dauwer, SEG-D Consulting LLC
Sylvia Kaminsky, ARIAS•U.S. Certified Arbitrator
David Thirkill, The Thirkill Group