Justin Kudler is Vice President/Senior Claims Counsel in the Claims Advocacy Group, working with clients and insurers to achieve favorable resolution of clients’ claims. 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.
He 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 also has 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 he volunteers every winter with the Simsbury, CT Special Olympics Ski Team. He is a graduate of Harvard University, receiving his undergraduate degree cum laude in Government, and the University of Virginia School of Law, serving as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.