James J. Wrynn, Esq. Hearing Officer for NAM (National Arbitration and Mediation)

James J. Wrynn, Esq. Former Superintendent, New York State Insurance Department

Jim Wrynn brings more than 30 years of professional experience as an attorney, regulator, executive and strategic advisor in the domestic and global insurance and regulatory sectors. He has garnered a reputation as a premier authority on domestic and global insurance regulation and related strategic and risk management matters. Prior to joining NAM, Mr. Wrynn served in a number of roles throughout his career, including as the 40th and last Superintendent of Insurance in the State of New York. He was also heavily involved in creation of the New York State Department of Financial Services and was its first Deputy Superintendent.

Mr. Wrynn is a longtime advocate of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and draws upon his many years of experience when mediating and arbitrating in the private ADR Forum. His experience includes work with insurers, reinsurers, private equity/hedge funds, banks/investment banks, captives, agents, brokers, third party administrators, investors, regulators, corporations and law firms to address complex strategic and tactical issues of local, regional, national and international importance. Having served in senior positions with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), Mr. Wrynn is well-versed in state, national and international regulations and policies governing the insurance industry. This includes time as Vice-Chair of the NAIC’s International Insurance Relations “G” Committee, as Co-Chair of the Rating Agency Working Group, as Vice-Chair of Reinsurance (E) Task Force and as Vice-Chair of the Solvency Modernization Initiative Task Force.

His vast knowledge and experience in the insurance regulatory sector coupled with more than 25 years of experience as a litigator, makes him well-suited for his role as a neutral. In addition to his role as an arbitrator and mediator with NAM, he serves as Senior Managing Director and one of the leaders in the Global Insurance Services practice at FTI Consulting.

Mr. Wrynn also held the position of Managing Director and Vice-Chair in the U.S. for Guy Carpenter’s Global Strategic Advisory Group and served as Senior Partner at a well-known Manhattan law firm where he led the company’s Global Insurance Regulatory practice, which consisted of an international team with extensive experience serving the United States, Europe, Bermuda and other key regulatory markets.

Jim Wrynn is admitted to practice law in the federal and state courts of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating of AV Preeminent, and has been rated a top lawyer in insurance law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, in insurance coverage by New York Metro Super Lawyers, and the 2017 listing of Who’s Who Legal Consulting Expert Guide: Insurance and Reinsurance. He has also earned an Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. Mr. Wrynn has served as a registered foreign lawyer in the United Kingdom (England and Wales), and as an expert witness on several insurance, reinsurance and regulatory matters. He is a much sought after speaker and author on a variety of current insurance, reinsurance and regulatory matters at the state, national and international level.

Mr. Wrynn is available to arbitrate and mediate cases throughout the United States and globally.

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