James J. Wrynn, Esq.
Former Superintendent, New York State Insurance Department, New York
James J. Wrynn, Esq. brings more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, regulator, executive and strategic advisor in the domestic and global insurance and regulatory sectors. As the 40th and last Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department, Mr. Wrynn managed and streamlined the operations of both the New York State Insurance Department (NYSID) and the New York Liquidation Bureau (NYLB
James J. Wrynn, Esq. brings more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, regulator, executive and strategic advisor in the domestic and global insurance and regulatory sectors. As the 40th and last Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department, Mr. Wrynn 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, the Executive Director of the New York State Insurance Fund, and played an integral role within both the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). Additionally, he has an international presence as a member of Insurance Boards in the United States, European Union and Bermuda.
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 NAIC and 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. Prior to his role as an arbitrator and mediator with NAM, he served as Senior Managing Director and one of the leaders in the Global Insurance Services practice at FTI Consulting. Mr. Wrynn has also been accepted as an ARIAS – U.S. Certified Arbitrator.
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 byAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, in insurance coverage by New York Metro Super Lawyers, and a recent listing of Who’s Who Legal Consulting Expert Guide: Insurance and Reinsurance. He 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. Mr. Wrynn 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. He has also earned Associate Captive Insurance (ACI), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Workers’ Compensation Professional (WCP) designations.
Mr. Wrynn is available to mediate cases throughout the United States and globally.