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(516) 650–1827

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Schiffer Law & Consulting PLLC

New York , NY

Larry Schiffer

Attorney, Counselor, Consultant, Mediator, Arbitrator, Expert Witness

Mr. Schiffer contributes articles on reinsurance issues to

After practicing in New York City law firms since 1982, Larry launched an independent legal, consulting, advisory, mediation, and arbitration practice, Schiffer Law & Consulting PLLC. Recently, he became Executive Director of ARIAS•U.S. He is also a neutral hearing officer for National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM). Mr. Schiffer is a member of the American Bar Association's Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section, where he was chair of the Excess, Reinsurance, and Surplus Lines Committee and presently is technology and social media vice chair of that committee. He is an active member of ARIAS•U.S. and the editor-in-chief of the ARIAS•U.S. Quarterly.

He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Insurance, Expert Guides: Best of the Best, the International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers, Legal 500, Legal 500 Hall of Fame, US News and World Report, Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers. He is also a recipient of the ARIAS•U.S. Dick Kennedy Award.

Mr. Schiffer has lectured and been published on insurance and reinsurance disputes and other insurance topics. He is the author of the Schiffer on Re-Insurance blog. His recent published articles include the following.

  • A Brief Review of Reinsurance Trends in 2022, Westlaw Today, February 14, 2023

  • Your Side, Your Story - The Advantage of Being Heard at Mediation, New York Law Journal, December 8, 2022

  • Using U.S. Federal Courts To Aid in Non-U.S. Arbitrations Dealt a Death Blow By the U.S. Supreme Court, Westlaw Today, Thomson Reuters, September 19, 2022

  • Follow-the-Fortunes Rejected By 11th Circuit, Practitioner Insight Commentaries, Westlaw Today, Thomson Reuters, August 29, 2022

  • Follow the Fortunes: The Case for Aggregation Under a CAT XL, ARIAS·U.S. Quarterly, Q1, 2022, co-author

  • Top 50+ Reinsurance Cases Every Risk Professional Should Know, IRMI, February 4, 2020.

Mr. Schiffer received his juris doctor, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University, where he was a member of the Albany Law Review and the Justinian Society. He received his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Mr. Schiffer practices independently in the areas of commercial, insurance, and reinsurance litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including matters concerning insurance insolvency and run-off. He also advises on a variety of insurance and reinsurance coverage and contract wording matters as well as due diligence for transactions involving insurance and reinsurance exposures. He also consults on claims and disputes matters and provides mediation, arbitration and expert witness services. He serves as a mediator for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division. He is active in raising funds to unlock the cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) as part of the Wings Over Wall Street Event Committee.