Jim Wrynn is one of the leading experts on insurance and reinsurance matters based on his more than 35 years of professional experience as an attorney, regulator, executive, director and advisor, and has served as an expert in matters involving his areas of concentration. Mr. Wrynn has been involved in domestic and global insurance regulations, policies and standards; in assisting U.S. and international clients in developing strategies and programs dealing with regulatory issues; claims administration and analysis; mergers & acquisitions and portfolio transfers; new product development; geographic expansion; distribution solutions; reinsurance, risk financing and captive insurance; restructuring; regulatory inquiries and investigations; litigation; alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”); and other issues in the U.S. and globally.
Mr. Wrynn previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer and a Hearing Officer at National Arbitration and Mediation; once before as Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting; as Managing Director and Vice-Chair in the U.S. for Guy Carpenter’s Global Strategic Advisory Group; and as Senior Partner at the law offices of Goldberg Segalla, LLP.
Before joining Goldberg Segalla, Mr. Wrynn served as the 40th and final Superintendent of Insurance in the State of New York. He was very involved in the drafting of the new Financial Services law in New York and the merger of the Insurance Department with the NYS Department of Banking to form the new Department of Financial Services – at which time he served as the first Executive Deputy Superintendent of the new department. He also previously served as the Executive Director of the New York State Insurance Fund, which is the largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance in New York State.
Mr. 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-Hubbard 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 listing of Who’s Who Legal Consulting Expert Guide: Insurance and Reinsurance from 2017 to 2019. He was also recently designated a “Power 25 lawyer” by Long Island Business News in 2021.
Mr. Wrynn has earned an Associate in Captive Insurance (“ACI”), an Associate in Claims (“AIC”), an Associate in Risk Management (“ARM”) and a Workers’ Compensation Professional (“WCP”) designation. He has also served as a registered foreign lawyer in the United Kingdom, and as a director on boards in the U.S., the EU and Bermuda.
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