Mr. Cashin’s decades of work in the reinsurance field includes roles in each aspect of the industry:

  • As a reinsurance broker – designing, negotiating, and drafting contract wording for insurers, reinsurers and retrocessionaires, including securing lead and following market agreements on reinsurance placements for the clients of the world's largest reinsurance intermediary, Guy Carpenter & Company
  • As in-house counsel based on three continents – overseeing litigation and arbitration of large claims and coverage disputes; directing operations and ensuring transnational regulatory compliance as Zurich’s Global Head of Compliance for regions including Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Australia and Latin America
  • As a regulator – enforcing regulations and drafting/negotiating legislation and policy affecting the insurance industry
  • As an executive – participating in all aspects of management for insurance groups and intermediaries, including corporate and subsidiary governance, risk management and marketing strategy

Mr. Cashin’s recent summaries of relevant case law governing reinsurance contracts and disputes include:

Service Partners, LLC v. American Home Assurance Co. (C.D. Cal., 2011) with Andrew D. Shapiro

Issues: Jurisdiction under Federal Arbitration Act and ability to remove arbitrator before rendering an award.

Saipem America v. Wellington Underwriting Agencies Limited, et. al.(C.A. 5, 2009)

Issues: Scope of the Arbitration, Power to Award Attorneys’ Fees and Grounds for Vacatur.

Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc. (U.S., 2008)

Issue: The role of the district courts in reviewing arbitration awards under The Federal Arbitration Act. (9 U.S.C. Sect 1 et seq.) may not be modified by contract.

ANCON Insurance Company (UK) Limited v. GE Reinsurance Corporation (U.S.D.C., Kansas, 2007)

Issues: Timely appointment of arbitrator and interpretation of the adverse selection clause.

OneBeacon America Insurance Company; International Marine Underwriters v. Thomas J. Turner (C.A. 5, 2006)
ARIAS-U.S. Quarterly, vol. 14, no. 1 (2007)

Issue: Whether an arbitration award should be vacated for Manifest Disregard of the law.

For more detail on Mr. Cashin’s background please see the Profile section. For information on his services and availability, see the Arbitration Services and Expert Witness Services sections.

Attorneys: John R. Cashin