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Spiro K. Bantis has been in the insurance/reinsurance industry for more than 30 years, having extensive experience in the conduct and resolution of insurance and reinsurance disputes, handling claims for both the domestic US and Lloyd’s markets. Additionally, in the last several years, Mr. Bantis has devoted a significant portion of his practice to providing expert commentary in matters involving insurance and reinsurance issues, as well as serving as an arbitrator in numerous insurance and reinsurance disputes and has been certified as such by ARIAS-US. He also regularly counsels insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers on various aspects of their business, including claims, product development/policy drafting and regulatory matters. In addition, Mr. Bantis has received the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior to joining London Fischer LLP in 2004, Mr. Bantis served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Gulf Insurance Group (a member of Travelers) in New York City. In such capacity, he was responsible for all legal affairs for Gulf’s operations, including claims/litigation, claims operations and systems, corporate mergers and acquisitions, insurance regulatory affairs, product development and underwriting assessment, agency and reinsurance contract drafting and arbitrations. Mr. Bantis also formed and helped manage Gulf’s Lloyd’s and other international operations.
Prior to first joining Gulf in 1989, Mr. Bantis was an associate with another prominent New York - based law firm, representing insurers and reinsurers in various coverage and litigation matters.
He is on the Board of Directors of Atrium Insurance Corporation, a New Jersey based reinsurer of mortgage insurance; a member of the Board of the Insurance Federation of New York; and has served on numerous community and professional boards and committees. He has spoken extensively on insurance and reinsurance issues, including at conferences sponsored by ARIAS-US, ExecuSummit, PLUS and the Mutual Funds/Investment Management Industry.
April 3, 2022
London Fischer Defeats Coverage Claim For Property Damage Resulting From Excavation
October 13, 2021
New York Federal Court Awards London Fischer’s Client Partial Summary Judgment On Additional Insured And Duty To Defend Issues.
September 17, 2021
London Fischer Wins Partial Summary Judgment On Duty To Defend And Defense Costs
May 22, 2014
October 19, 2009
Summary Judgment Granted In Favor Of Wholesale Surplus Lines Insurance Broker On A Breach Of Contract And Account Stated Claim
September 19, 2022
April 11, 2018
Spiro K. Bantis Presents A Webinar Entitled “The #MeToo Movement From An Insurance Perspective”
May 04, 2017
Spiro K. Bantis Participated In The 2017 ARIAS-US Spring Conference
March 29, 2017
Spiro K. Bantis Led A Webinar Presentation Entitled “Coverage For Restitution”
March 8, 2017
Spiro K. Bantis Led A Panel Discussion At This Year’s Massachusetts Reinsurance Bar Association's 6th Annual "Arbitrator Roundtable"
June 17, 2010
Spiro K. Bantis Leads Webinar Conference On “Conflict Management Tips, Tricks And Negotiation Skills For Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyers”
October 28, 2009
London Fischer LLP Attorneys Advise Client On Corporate Transaction Involving The Purchase Of Insurance Business
May 6 & 7, 2008