LYDIA B. KAM LYEW

Ms. LYDIA B. KAM LYEW

REnamics LLC
1048 ALEXANDRIA DRIVE
SAN DIEGO , CA 92107-4115
Mobile: 203-918-3195
Office: 203-918-3195

Introduction

Lydia B. Kam Lyew is the Principal of REnamics LLC, a consulting firm focused on the insurance and reinsurance industry. Her consulting practice scope includes: arbitration; mediation; expert witness; litigation management support; due diligence reviews/audits: underwriting, claims, management/marketing strategies & tactics; product development; commutations; runoff; and research projects. Ms. Kam Lyew also provides extensive market intelligence and technical expertise on the re/insurance industry segment to the investment banking community.

Ms. Kam Lyew is a Certified Arbitrator, Qualified Mediator and member of AIDA U.S. Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS-U. S.). She is listed in Arbitrator Directories of ARIAS, Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) and Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC). Ms. Kam Lyew serves as Expert Witness in re/insurance matters and is listed in Juris Pro and SEAK.

In her capacity as arbitrator, consultant or expert witness, Ms. Kam Lyew has reviewed underwriting, claims and coverage disputes involving insureds; insurers; reinsurers; retrocessionaires; managing general agents as well as financial institutions. Issues have included facultative certificates as well as treaty contracts; primary policies as well as umbrella/excess; asbestos; pollution; aggregation/accumulation of claims; allocation; declaratory judgments; timely claims notice; treatment of defense expense; occurrence; bad faith as well as a myriad of other complex matters.

Ms. Kam Lyew’s experience and technical expertise includes Specialty Casualty coverages such as, but not limited to, Auto Liability; General Liability; Product Liability; all forms of Professional Liability including Medical Malpractice; Directors’ and Officers’ liability; Errors & Omissions; Employment Practices Liability; Media/Libel and Slander; Financial Institutions E & O; Political Risk; ERISA/Pension Trust Liability; Workers’ Compensation, Alternative Risk Transfer (Captives, Self Insured, Financial); Umbrella/Excess; and emerging risk exposures. Ms. Kam Lyew’s experience also encompasses the Excess & Surplus lines market; Third Party Administrators; Managing General Agencies; Program business; direct and intermediary reinsurance market; Lloyd’s/London market; as well as the international reinsurance market segment (treaty & facultative).

Ms. Kam Lyew has over 40 years of experience in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance industry, including Chief Operating Officer of three U.S. based international reinsurance firms. Ms. Kam Lyew’s experience includes: Executive Vice President & U.S. Chief Operating Officer of Alea Group; President & Chief Operating Officer of Kemper/Equus Re; Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of TIG Re; Senior Vice President-Marketing & Underwriting of Transamerica Reinsurance (P&C); Vice President-Casualty Reinsurance for Clarendon National Insurance Co.; Assistant Vice President & Referral Underwriting Officer (International) for General Reinsurance Co.; and Underwriting Officer for AIG.

Ms. Kam Lyew is experienced in negotiations, communications, and coordination with a wide spectrum of business partners including board members, clients, executives, employees, investment community, rating agencies as well as technical professionals (attorneys, accountants, actuaries, claims, and consultants).

Ms. Kam Lyew graduated Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts from Barat College; Magna Cum Laude, Master of Business Administration from Louisiana Tech University and inducted to the Honor Societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Kappa Gamma Pi. Ms. Kam Lyew is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

Ms. Kam Lyew has appeared as faculty at several ARIAS – US annual meetings and training workshops. She has also appeared as panel speaker for the American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation CLE Seminar. January 2016


Areas of Expertise

  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Agency
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Liability Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Reinsurance
  • Risk Management
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Master in Business Administration; Magna Cum Laude - Louisiana Tech University
Bachelor of Arts - Magna Cum Laude; Barat College
Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies
Certified Arbitrator and Qualified Mediator by ARIAS-U.S.
Expert Witness
Licensed Realtor - National Association of Realtors, Connecticut Multiple Listing Service; Stamford Board of Realtors
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: AIDA U.S. REINSURANCE AND INSURANCE ARBITRATION SOCIETY (ARIAS U.S.)
REINSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (RAA)
ASSOCIATION OF INSURANCE & REINSURANCE RUN-OFF COMPANIES (AIRROC)
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY UNDERWRITING SOCIETY (PLUS)


Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO.





Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: MULTIPLE.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: COMMERCIAL INSURANCE & REINSURANCE; INDUSTRY CUSTOM & PRACTICE; BAD FAITH; INSURANCE &/OR REINSURANCE UNDERWRITING; COVERAGES &/OR CLAIMS DISPUTES; UNDERWRITING PROCESS; RESCISSION OF INSURANCE &/OR REINSURANCE CONTRACTS; AGGREGATION/ACCUMULATION OF CLAIMS; ALLOCATON; DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS; TIMELY CLAIMS NOTICE; TREATMENT OF DEFENSE EXPENSE; OCCURRENCE; SPECIALTY CASUALTY INSURANCE COVERAGES (D&O; PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY; WC; UMBRELLA/EXCESS, ETC.); TREATY & FACULTATIVE REINSURANCE....
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: MULTIPLE.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: ONCE.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: MULTIPLE OCCASIONS
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: SINCE 2002.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: CONSULTING; EXPERT TESTIMONIES; REPORTS; AUDITS; PROCESS REVIEWS; CONTRACT ANALYSIS; ARBITRATOR; MEDIATOR
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: VARIES ACCORDING TO ASSIGNMENT - RANGE FROM $250 TO $500 PER HOUR.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: VARIES ACCORDING TO ASSIGNMENT - RANGE FROM $250 TO $500 PER HOUR.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400 TO $500 PER HOUR
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400 TO $500 PER HOUR.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: ADDITIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED ASSOCIATED TO ASSIGNMENT - TRAVEL; DOCUMENT DUPLICATION; ETC.

References

ATTORNEY REFERENCES TO BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. PLEASE EMAIL REFERENCE REQUEST TO lkamlyew@gmail.com