ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC is pleased to announce that Justin Kudler has joined the Company as Vice President/Senior Claims Counsel in the Claims Advocacy Group. Justin comes to ARC with a significant D&O background and a strong concentration in handling Securities Claims. Justin will be working with clients and insurers to achieve a favorable resolution of clients’ claims across all of the executive lines of insurance.
Before joining ARC, Justin spent over 17 years at AXA XL in Hartford, where he handled professional liability claims under policies for Directors and Officers Liability, Financial Institutions Liability, Errors and Omissions Liability, Crime, Employment Practices Liability, and other professional lines programs. Justin has served as a Co-Chair of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (“PLUS”) D&O Symposium from 2020 to 2022 and is a Hartford PLUS Chapter Steering Committee Member, serving as Chair in 2020. Justin has published articles on Directors and Officers insurance issues, the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and other securities and class action issues. He has also spoken at industry conferences on topics including claim handling, claim trends, insurance for financial institutions, insurance for agents and brokers, and sub-prime litigation. In private law practice, Justin represented defendants and plaintiffs in securities and consumer class actions, as well as individuals in SEC investigations.
Justin is active on community boards in West Hartford, CT, and volunteers every winter with the Simsbury, CT Special Olympics Ski Team. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University with honors and earned his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Commenting on the new hire, Janet Dreifuss, Chief Claims Officer at ARC said “We are thrilled to have Justin join our claims team. His legal and claims expertise will truly be an asset to ARC and all of its clientele.”