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.
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
- AIDA Reinsurance & Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS•U.S.)