John P. Dearie, Jr.: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

John P. Dearie, Jr.

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Regulatory & Transactional Services
University Georgetown University, B.S., 1972
Law SchoolFordham University, J.D., 1978
Admitted1979, New York; 1980, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
New York State Bar Association

BornMontclair, New Jersey, May 16, 1950

Jack has over twenty-five years experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, including service as U.S. regulatory counsel and tax advisor for numerous overseas insurers in Bermuda, England, Finland, France, Germany and Switzerland.

He is a member of various advisory committees to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and state insurance departments and has testified at hearings on National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Acts and proposed state insurance regulations.

Jack is listed in the current edition of the Legal Media Group Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers guide to leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. The listing for this publication is based on a thorough and independent research process. Jack has also been awarded an AV Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The AV is the highest rating honored by Martindale-Hubbell and identifies a lawyer with very high to pre-eminent legal ability. The rating is a reflection of Jack's expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.
• Jack has assisted in the development of insurance legislation in several states and can point to significant regulatory achievements on behalf of his clients, including recognition of the ILU for reinsurance accreditation and surplus lines approval.

• Jack serves as a legal advisor to many sectors of the financial services industry, particularly in the areas of surplus lines, reinsurance trusts and letters of credit.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Jack lives in Darien, Connecticut, with his wife and two daughters and is an avid golfer and tennis player.


International E-Delivery for Client's Insurance Policies

In 2013, a team of our international lawyers working with regulators throughout Europe and Asia provided our insurance company client with a global review of the cutting edge law with respect to the electronic delivery of insurance policies.

Obtaining Foreign Reinsurer Authorization and/or Regulatory Fronting Arrangements

An Insurance and Reinsurance team represent US and European reinsurers in obtaining foreign reinsurer authorization and/or regulatory fronting arrangements with local carriers in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Chile and Puerto Rico.

Latin America Insurance Related Business Opportunities

We advise US, UK and European risk carriers on their applications for permission to carry on insurance and reinsurance business in Latin America on a fronting, cross-border services, branch or subsidiary basis. We also pro-actively manage licence renewals for our clients, where we can add value by using our language, project management, regulatory and other skills.

Our clients are currently operating in
Costa Rica;
The Dominican Republic;
Puerto Rico;
Uruguay; and

TRIA Extension Bill Is Introduced in Congress in the Wake of the Boston Attacks Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
May 13, 2013
NAIC Spring National Meetings, Houston, Texas - April 5-9, 2013 Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
April 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - NAIC Spring National Meetings
April 2013
Q&A: Congressional Politics and Prospects for Terrorism Insurance Renewal
March 26, 2013
TRIA - Possible Extension Involves Many Unresolved Issues Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
March 7, 2013
TRIA Extension Bill Proposed in Congress Insurance & Reinsurance Blog
February 15, 2013
The Legacy of Zota: Exposure to Attorneys' Fees for Florida's Surplus Lines Insurers
June 2012
Edwards Wildman Insurance and Reinsurance Review - June 2012
June 2012
Insurance and Reinsurance Review - June 2011
June 2011
NRRA Stokes Debate Over Federal Regulation of Insurance as States Feel the Heat
June 2011

Edwards Wildman's Jack Dearie Analyzes How the Final Outcome is Still Unclear for TRIA in Business Insurance
June 9, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Jack Dearie Comments on the Reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in Property Casualty 360
June 3, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Jack Dearie Comments on TRIA Extension in Business Insurance
May 2, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Jack Dearie and Brian Green Comment on Boston Bombings' Impact on Government-Backed Terrorism Insurance in Insurance Journal
May 1, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jack Dearie and Brian Green Examine Whether Boston Bombings are Defined as Terrorism in Insurance Journal
April 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jack Dearie and Brian Green Conduct Q&A on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act in Insurance Journal
March 26, 2013
EAPD's Surplus Lines Manual Annual Update Now Available Online
April 20, 2010
'Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers' Lists 13 EAPD Attorneys (US, UK and Hong Kong)
September 18, 2009


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John P. Dearie, Jr.

750 Lexington Avenue
New YorkNY 10022-1200


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