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Amy Justine Kallal

Partner and Diversity Equity & Inclusion Director


Amy Justine Kallal has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of complex reinsurance litigation and arbitration as well as third-party direct insurance coverage disputes.

Her practice includes coverage and defense on behalf of ceding companies and assuming reinsurers with respect to legacy asbestos and environmental liabilities and other run-off business. She has extensive experience handling matters involving various underwriting issues, allocation and aggregation of losses, coverage under quota share, excess of loss, catastrophe, and facultative contracts, financial solvency, commutation, bad faith, fraud, and rescission claims, pre-answer security and letters of credit, audit rights, and notice issues. She has arbitrated dozens of cases to final award and has also litigated cases in numerous state and federal courts.


  • Recognized in Super Lawyers, New York Metro, Insurance Coverage, 2013-2022
  • Recognized in Super Lawyers, New York Metro, Women’s Edition, Insurance Coverage, 2021

Amy Justine Kallal

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  • ARIAS-US Education Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Professional Insurance Women


Bylined Articles

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-host, ARIAS-US Fall Conference, New York, NY, November 2-4
  • Moderator, “Are Wildfires Still Insurable in the Private Market? An Experienced Panel Will Discuss Considerations For Insurers and Reinsurers in Assessing Potential Exposure and Claims,” NYC Annual Reinsurance Conference, New York, NY, September 29, 2022
  • Speaker, “Key Claims Updates: Molestation and PFAS,” AIRROC: Legacy Transactions and Networking Forum, Jersey City, NJ, October 18, 2021
  • Presenter, “The Opioid Epidemic: A Discussion of Current Litigation and Insurance Coverage Issues,” ARIAS-US webinar, April 4, 2021
  • Presenter, “The Powers of Arbitrators in the Virtual Age and Beyond,” ARIAS-US webinar, March 16, 2021
  • Presenter, “A Duo of Topics: Vaping & Data Protection, Vaping: What’s Hiding Behind the Puff of Smoke?,” AIRROC, Working From Home Webinars, September 29, 2020
  • Moderator, “Disputes Within the Dispute: What Insurers and Reinsurers are Fighting About and What Arbitrators are Doing About It,” New York City Reinsurance Conference, New York, NY, September 19, 2019
  • Moderator, “Cutting Edge Issues In Insolvency & Run-Off,” ARIAS U.S. webinar, March 13, 2019
  • Speaker, “Opioids: Where Are We, How Did We Get Here, & What Are Some Insurance Implications?,” Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association’s Stamford Lunch and Learn, January 2019
  • Moderator, “The Opioid Epidemic: What the Industry is Seeing From the Recent Wave of Litigation & Legislation to Address the Nationwide Public Health Crisis,” NYC Annual Reinsurance Conference, New York, NY, September 13, 2018
  • Speaker, “Insurance and Reinsurance Implications of the Opioid Crisis,” RAA Re Claims 2018: Navigating the World of Reinsurance Protection When Loss Strikes, July 17–18, 2018
  • Speaker, “The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: Background, Current Statistics, Litigation & Insurance Claims/Coverage Issues,” AIRROC Chicago Regional Education Day, June 12, 2018
  • Speaker, “Driverless Cars,” Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association, BRMA’s Committee Rendezvous, April 9–10, 2018
  • Speaker, RAA Re Contracts: The Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts and Programs, March 14-15, 2018
  • Speaker, “Opioids,” Reinsurance Association of America, February 6, 2018
  • Presenter, “A New Allocation Landscape Under In re Viking Pump, Inc.?,” AIRROC’s Annual Commutations and Networking Conference, October 2017
  • Presenter, “Opioid Epidemic,” RAA Re Claims, October 2017
  • Moderator, “Political Risk Insurance 101,” NYC Annual Reinsurance Conference, New York, NY, September 2017
  • Presenter, “In re Viking Pump, Inc.,” AIRROC Chicago Networking and Regional Education Day, June 2017
  • Presenter, “Insurtech: Smart Contracts and Peer-2-Peer,” Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association’s Committee Rendezvous, April 2017
  • Presenter, “The Sharing Economy & Impact On The Industry,” Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association’s Connecticut Lunch and Learn, January 2017
  • Panelist, “The Sharing Economy,” AIRROC’s Annual Commutations and Networking Conference, October 2016
  • Moderator, “New Interpretations Of Old Contracts: Can A Party Change The Deal Decades Later?,” NYC Annual Reinsurance Conference, September 2016
  • Presenter, “Top Ten Developments in International Contract Issues,” RAA Re Contracts: The Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts and Programs, July 2016
  • Presenter, “The Reinsurer’s View of Allocation – Allocation Issues and Methodology When Reinsurance is Involved, Including Follow-the-Fortunes/Follow-the-Settlements Trends,” American Conference Institute, June 2016
  • Moderator, “Sureties & Financial Guarantees – An Overview,” ARIAS·U.S Webinar, April 2016
  • Presenter, “Construction Defects,” AIRROC’s Annual Commutations and Networking Conference, October 2015
  • Presenter, “Emerging Issues – Medical Marijuana,” RAA Re Claims, October 2015
  • Moderator, “Current Issues in Insolvency and Liquidation,” HB Litigation Reinsurance Roundtable, September 2015
  • Speaker, “Update on Recent Case Law,” AIRROC’s Membership Meeting, July 2015
  • Presenter, “Payment Protocols,” HB Litigation Reinsurance Roundtable, September 2014
  • Presenter, “The Anatomy of Lead Paint Claims,” AIRROC’s Spring Membership Meeting, March 2014


North Carolina, 2006
New York, 1998
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S District Court for the District of Connecticut


J.D., cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law, 1997; Editor, Journal of Legislation and Policy
M.P.A., Public Administration, Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1997
B.A., cum laude, Michigan State University, 1992

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