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"I place a premium on delivering responsive client service and on building strong, collaborative, and long-term client and professional relationships."



Jesse is an experienced commercial litigator and counselor with a significant domestic and international practice. His insurance and reinsurance clients are involved in many aspects of primary and excess insurance; reinsurance; general liability; professional liability; financial lines, including directors and officers; and transportation. Jesse has represented clients externally and as an in-house general counsel in transactional, high-profile coverage matters, litigation, declaratory judgment, and insurance defense matters. He also represents clients in many industries, including in claims and litigation, contract disputes and counseling matters, and other commercial matters. Jesse’s clients are located throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Bermuda, and Europe.

After gaining significant experience in a law firm setting, Jesse served for several years as general counsel and officer for an NYSE-traded global insurer and reinsurer headquartered in Bermuda. Based in the United States, he was responsible for proposed insurance and reinsurance transactions, corporate acquisitions, corporate governance, employment counseling and disputes, commercial litigation, leases, US and foreign licensing, compliance,  and regulatory matters. Jesse was also part of an internal team that successfully established a regional office in Miami as a hub for Latin American insurance and reinsurance business. Additionally, he served on national and international executive committees with global responsibilities.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Association of New York
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Representative Experience

  • Represented clients in litigation and arbitration matters in New York, federal courts, and elsewhere––on a pro hac vice basis––in insurance, commercial litigation, and other matters.
  • Represented reinsurers, intermediaries, and cedants on US reinsurance arbitrations and litigation relating to active and discontinued reinsurance business.
  • Provides coverage advice and counseling to primary and excess insurers and reinsurers on significant complex matters relating to general liability, professional liability, technology insurance, media, products liability, environmental law, rail disasters, and cyber-related matters.
  • Counsels clients on facultative and treaty claims, captive, and other program business, including conducting reviews and audits of active or discontinued medical-professional liability, lawyer-professional liability, general liability, and other product lines.

Prior Experience

  • White and Williams, LLP, Counsel
  • Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, Global Legal Team, US, Canada, and Latin America Insurance and Reinsurance Business Platforms

Selected Community Activities

  • Emory Law School Alumni Association, New York and Connecticut Chapters Member

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association Seventh Corporate Counsel Institute Program, “Insurance Claims Lifecycle Management”
  • Westchester/Southern Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel Chapter, “Topical Issues of Importance to the Insurance Industry and to Connecticut's Corporate Citizens”
  • US Regional Conference, “New York’s Contract Certainty Initiative, Excess and Surplus Lines Claims Association/Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel”
  • HB Litigation Conference, “The Right to Associate Counsel in Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes"
  • 22nd International Reinsurance Congress in Bermuda, “Current Trends and Issues Impacting the Reinsurance Industry”

Selected Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media


US Supreme Court Shrinks Federal Authority Under the Clean Water Act


Supreme Court Strikes Down Taxing Authorities' Right to Retain Surplus Monies in "Strict Foreclosures"


Appellate Division, Third Department, Denies Appeal and Upholds Office of Renewable Energy Siting Regulations


NYS Public Service Commission Formally Initiates Proceeding to Establish What Constitutes "Zero Emission" Under the CLCPA


NYS Appellate Court Dismisses Common Law Claims Against Contractor for Injuries Sustained by "Special Employee"


Child Victim Act Complaint Dismissed for Failure to Sufficiently Allege Special Duty

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