Andrew S. Nadolna, Esq. is an insurance-focused mediator and arbitrator who excels in cases where an insurance company is either a party or insures one or more of the parties to a dispute. He utilizes his deep in-house insurance experience obtained in 17 years in claims leadership positions at AIG including tenure as Global Head of Casualty Claims, a position that was responsible for 2,000 employees and around $10B in claims payments annually. During his years at AIG, Mr. Nadolna worked extensively and directly with lawyers, risk managers, general counsel and brokers. He also was involved as a company representative at mediation in cases of all kinds, including many cases involving severely injured plaintiffs, where he was able to have successful settlement discussions in many emotionally charged cases.
Mr. Nadolna has in depth and practical knowledge of nearly every form of first party and third party insurance policy including cyber, reps and warranties, primary and excess policies (all layers), CGL, professional liability, D&O, EPL, E&O, Bermuda form, London form, occurrence, claims made, integrated occurrence, fronted and captive insurance, and transactional insurance (reps and warranties). He has experience with claims and coverage disputes involving advertising and personal injury, invasion of privacy, publication, cyber, technology, environmental, asbestos, mass tort, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy and construction industry risk transfer issues as well as every variety of bad faith allegation, unfair claims practices, and rescission and reformation.
Since joining JAMS, he has presided over numerous complex mediations including personal injury, professional liability, employment, construction defect, commercial, environmental, mass tort, insurance coverage and bad faith, reinsurance, and business/commercial. He is comfortable handling any matter that may involve an insurer in any capacity.
A popular speaker on insurance and dispute resolution topics, Mr. Nadolna has presented to organizations including American Bar Association Litigation Committee, New York State Bar Association Federal and Commercial Section, RIMS, Advisen, ARIAS-U.S., DRI, IADC. He has written extensively on Dispute Resolution involving cyber claims including an article published in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution entitled “Why Arbitration of Cyber Coverage Disputes Makes Sense.”