Albert Algerio
Katherine Billingham
Paul Buxbaum
Edward Gibney
Dennis D. Kee Jr.
Stephen J. Kidder
Matthew O. Kwong
Joseph Loggia
Marie L. Loggia-Kee
Louis A. Ontanon
Michael G. Westover

Katherine Billingham

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Katherine Billingham is a Senior Consultant for casualty, property and life re/insurance, including MGA evaluations, reinsurance and direct litigation management, claims, runoff management, commutations, TPA oversight, audits, settlement strategy, contract compliance, and expert testimony.
Education: Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL – Juris Doctor
State University of New York at Plattsburgh – Bachelor of Arts
Harvard, Mini MBA

Certified Arbitrator and Mediator, ARIAS U.S.
Certified Mediator Training with JAMS
Certified Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
2019 – 2023 General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer – DUAL North America, Inc.
Management of legal department of a North American P&C MGA, responsible for litigation/arbitration management, contract drafting/negotiation with carriers, reinsurers, producers, etc., TPA and claims oversight, risk management/reporting, regulatory compliance, audits, and coordination of legal and business matters with all departments and program heads, insurers, brokers, TPAs and vendors. Legal and business strategy support to the company’s offshore affiliates (LATAM and AsiaPac), London parent (Howden Group Holdings Ltd.) and to senior management and stakeholders.
2013 – 2019 Executive Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Scottish Re (U.S.), Inc.
Management of legal department of life reinsurance company, including litigation/arbitration supervision, large claims review, regulatory compliance, contract drafting/negotiation, board meetings, corporate governance, M&A, audits, HR and coordination of legal and business matters with all departments, ceding companies, retrocessionaires, third party administrators and vendors. Legal and business strategy support to the company’s offshore affiliates (Cayman, Bermuda and Ireland) and to senior management and stakeholders.
2010 – 2014 Adjunct Professor & Founder of ADR Clinic – Charlotte School of Law
Professor for 15 courses in contract drafting/negotiation, arbitrations and mediations. Also founded the Dispute Resolution Clinic.
2004 – 2013 Arbitrator/Consultant – KB ReSolutions, Inc.
Dispute resolution services (umpire, arbitrator and mediator), and insurance/reinsurance consultation, including claims consultation, recoveries, commutations, audits, runoff management, contract evaluations, and LOC/trust matters, and frequent contributor and speaker in various publications and forums. Life reinsurance as well as all property & casualty lines.
2004 – 2008 Senior Liability Claims Adjuster – Ohio Department. of Insurance
Supervised large claim reviews, reinsurance recoveries, arbitrations, mediations, litigation, negotiations, commutations, billings, claims issues, coordination with guaranty funds and all matters relating to reinsurance (assumed and ceded) for the companies in liquidation and rehabilitation.
1990 – 2004 Owner of Litigation Law Firm – Katherine L. Billingham, Co., LPA
Legal consultation for property & casualty insurance/reinsurance matters including claims consultation, coverage litigation, insurance defense, arbitrations, contract drafting/negotiation, audits, regulatory and general consulting. Lines included asbestos & environmental, commercial, property, catastrophe, construction, products, professional liability, E&O, D&O, workers’ compensation, disability and surety.
1984 – 1990 VP & General Counsel – Armco Insurance Group (e.g. Bellefonte)
Managed legal department, supervised run-off, arbitrations, commutations, negotiations, litigation management, claims review, audits, compliance, regulatory, coordinated on various legal and business matters with all departments, ceding companies, other reinsurers, third party administrators and vendors. Served as Secretary and General Counsel to various affiliates. All property & casualty lines for all reinsurance and direct companies in the Group.
1982 – 1984 Associate Attorney – Carson and Guemmer Law Firm
Litigated property and casualty insurance defense and coverage claims involving personal and commercial lines for several major insurance carriers.
Industry Activities: Frequent contributor for over 30 industry publications and presentations, authored chapter on “Liquidation” for the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, current/past member of various organizations including, ARIAS U.S., The Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC), International Association of Insurance Receivers (IAIR), Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) and certified neutral with the American Arbitration Association (AAA).