Founding Members

Katherine L. Billingham - Chairperson, Mediator

KB ReSolutions, Inc.,1628 Lookout Circle, Charlotte, NC 28173

Dynamic, results-oriented, experienced mediator and arbitrator, highly accomplished in reaching cost-effective solutions in hundreds of complex reinsurance and insurance matters fo...


Paul E. Dassenko - Founding Member, Mediator

AzuRe Advisors, Inc., 445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10022

Paul is a recognized leader in alternative dispute resolution, having been appointed in over a hundred and sixty-five arbitrations and mediations in the U.S., the U.K., and Bermuda...


Jonathan Rosen - Director, Mediator

Arbitration, Mediation and Expert Witness Services, 19 West 21st Street, Suite 1104, New York, NY 10010

Jonathan Rosen is an ARIAS certified arbitrator and umpire and is primarily engaged as an arbitrator, mediator and expert witness servicing the insurance and reinsurance industries...


Peter A. Scarpato - Board Vice Chairperson, Mediator

696 Long Acre Lane, Yardley, PA 19067

Peter Scarpato is an experienced alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professional who has served in over a hundred and seventy-five cases as either arbitrator or mediator. Peter b...


Elizabeth Thompson - Board Member, Mediator

300 Black Bear, PO Box 2228, Gypsum, CO 81637-2228

In 1992, after a fifteen-year career as a trial attorney, Elizabeth Thompson became Vice President – Special Litigation of Electric Mutual Liability Insurance Company. In 1995 sh...


Kevin J. Tierney - Founding Member, Mediator

44 Woodlands Drive, Falmouth, ME 04105

Kevin Tierney is the General Counsel of Disability Reinsurance Management Services, Inc., a reinsurance intermediary manager specializing in life and disability reinsurance. Prior ...


Andrew S. Walsh - Board Member, Mediator

Walsh ADR Services,113 Cherry Lane, Berwyn, PA 19312

Andrew S. Walsh is an independent mediator, arbitrator and consultant specializing in property and casualty, workers’ compensation, and accident and health treaty and facultative...


James Shanman - Corporate Counsel, Founding Member

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, Three Stamford Plaza, 301 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford, CT 06901

Jim Shanman is partner-in-charge of the Stamford Office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP and a member of the firm's Insurance and Reinsurance Department. He represents national and ...


James R. Stinson - Founding Member

Sidley Austin LLP, One South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60603

James R. Stinson is a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he co-chairs the insurance and financial services group and leads the reinsurance and insurance inso...


Vincent J. Vitkowsky - Corporate Counsel, Founding Member

Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP, 750 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

Vincent J. Vitkowsky represents insurers and reinsurers in significant disputes. He serves as advocate and counselor in litigation, arbitration and mediation of reinsurance, insur...