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Construction Insurance

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White Plains, NY
Posted:
September 17, 2018

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MATTHEW SIEGEL

** ******* ****, ***** ******, New York 10605

914-***-****

ac62vc@r.postjobfree.com

My Mission Is To Achieve The Most Strategic And Cost-Effective Theory Of Defense And Liability/Risk Transfer Allocation In Resolving Complex, Litigated Liability Claims Through Trenchant Problem-Solving, Thoughtful Negotiation, Levity And Diplomacy

EDUCATION: Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase

College of Law, Park Hills, Kentucky

Juris Doctorate

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts – History and Aesthetics

EXPERIENCE: Independent Consultant – AIG, St. Paul, First Central, Sompo-

Japan, New York Liquidation Bureau, Etc.

2001 – Present / 1998 - 2000 - Claims Litigation Management

Cost-effective and Strategic Adjustment of High-Exposure,

Litigated Construction Accident/Labor Law, Premises,

Automobile, Environmental, Asbestos/Toxic Tort, Products,

Construction Defect, Employment Liability, Property Damage and

Related Complex Primary and Excess Commercial Liability

Claims – New York/ Multi-State

Consultant re Complex Liability and Coverage Issue Resolution

Policy Interpretation and Analysis of Unusual Fact Patterns and

Unresolved, Potentially Precedent-Setting Coverage Issues

Effective and Timely Presentation of Complex Litigation Strategy

and Recommendations to Senior Claims Management

Extensive Home Office and Reinsurance Reporting

Implementation of Best Claim Practices re Application of

Predicted “Trigger-of-Coverage” in New York Continuous

Exposure/Latent Injury Claims

Development of Liability Insurance Coverage Software Program

Assuring Cost-Effective Resolution of Complex Liability

Insurance Coverage Issues and Substantially-Reduced Indemnity

and Legal Defense Policy Pay-Outs

Counsel Management and Attorney and Legal Expense Auditing

Claims Auditing/Technical Expert/Instructor/Mentoring

Attending and Controlling Cases at Mediations and Settlement

Conferences

Freelance Legal Writing re General and Professional Liability

Coverage Issues - The New York Law Journal: “What’s So

Special About ‘K2’?” (12/31/13) and “Right Rule, Wrong Result:

The Trouble With ‘K2-II’” (7/2/14)

OneBeacon Insurance Group, New York, New York

2000 – 2001 - Senior Claims Analyst

Cost-effective and Strategic Adjustment of High-Exposure,

Litigated Premises, Property Damage and Related Complex

Commercial Liability Claims – New York

Home Office Reporting

Complex Liability and Coverage Issue Resolution

Policy Interpretation and Coverage Analysis

Effective and Timely Presentation of Complex Litigation Strategy and Recommendations to Senior Claims Management

Liberty Mutual Group, Elmsford, New York

1996 – 1998 - Senior Technical Claims Specialist

Cost-effective and Strategic Adjustment of High-Exposure, Litigated Premises, Products, Construction Accident/Labor Law, Automobile and Related Complex Commercial Liability Claims – New York

Home Office Reporting

Complex Liability and Coverage Issue Resolution

Policy Interpretation and Coverage Analysis

Effective and Timely Presentation of Complex Litigation Strategy and Recommendations to Senior Claims Management

Attorney and Legal Expense Auditing

Maryland Casualty Group, Parsippany, New Jersey

1995 – 1996 - Liability Claim Specialist, Construction Unit

Adjustment of High-Exposure, Litigated Construction Accident/

Labor Law, Construction Defect and Automobile Liability Claims

- New York/New Jersey

Home Office Reporting

Consultant re Complex Liability and Coverage Issue Resolution

Policy Interpretation and Coverage Analysis

Effective and Timely Presentation of Complex Litigation Strategy

and Recommendations to Senior Claims Management

Attending and Controlling Cases at Mediations and Settlement

Conferences

Royal Insurance, Elmsford, New York

1993 – 1995 - Liability Specialist

Cost-effective and Strategic Adjustment of Commercial and

Personal General Liability Claims, emphasis on Serious

Construction Accident/Labor Law Litigation – New York

Consultant re Complex Liability and Coverage Issue Resolution

Implementation of Best Claim Practices re Application of New York Anti-Subrogation Rule

Policy Interpretation and Coverage Analysis

Effective and Timely Presentation of Complex Litigation Strategy and Recommendations to Senior Claims Management

Adjustco, White Plains, New York

1990 – 1993 - Litigation Specialist, Third-Party Administration

Cost-effective and Strategic Adjustment of High-Exposure, Commercial General Liability Claims, emphasis on Serious Construction Accident/Labor Law Litigation – New York/

Multi-State

Extensive Coverage Issue Resolution

Policy Interpretation and Coverage Analysis

Effective and Timely Presentation of Complex Litigation Strategy and Recommendations to Senior Claims Management

Liaised with Construction Consortium Accounts and Brokers

Attending and Controlling Cases at Mediations and Settlement Conferences

Private Practice of Law, White Plains, New York

1984 – 1990

General Civil Litigation – New York Civil Practice and Procedure

Personal Injury, Matrimonial, Commercial, Estate, Landlord & Tenant and Insurance Litigation, Conservatorships and Worker’s Compensation

Trial and Motion Practice, Legal Research and Writing

Assigned Counsel, Westchester County Family Court

Arbitrator, Westchester County and White Plains City Courts

SKILLS AND Authentication, Evaluation and Collection of Fine Chinese,

INTERESTS: Japanese, Tibetan, Islamic, Continental, English and American

Antiques.

Architectural and Interior Design, Legal Writing and Swimming.



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