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Charles F. Barr, Esq., CPCU, ARM

Charles F. Barr, Esq., CPCU, ARM

Charles “Charley” Barr is a Bates Consulting and Testifying Expert, a practicing corporate attorney for 46 years for property-casualty and life & annuity insurers and reinsurers, brokers and two derivative dealers. He has also been a General Counsel and C-Suite executive for 25 years—time that included four public companies, a claim department manager, a casualty underwriter, and a CPCU. Charley has been an arbitrator and umpire since 2000, including disputes surrounding expert testimony. He is certified by AAA, FINRA, and ARIAS.

Charley is a holding company structure and transaction specialist who achieves results by assembling the expertise of legal and regulatory practice as well as financial condition management. He also is skilled at bringing together actuarial and corporate reserving talent within domestic, offshore and international insurance and reinsurance groups, including those practicing offshore tax mitigation.

He is a student of insurance and reinsurance contracts and coverage for property-casualty and life & annuities as well as variable contracts issued domestically and offshore. He established and led tax and compliance structuring of a global derivatives firm. Charley currently advises a prominent global reinsurance broker whose investment bank is the largest global structurer, bookrunner, and placement agent for Insurance Linked Securities (ILS).

Charley has conducted several change-in-control (Form A), redomestication and prior-approval hearings before departments of insurance (DOI) and has represented employers and staff before the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, state Attorneys General, and DOIs regarding compliance and regulated activity. He has managed legal, compliance, and regulated rate and form departments at global (re)insurers comprised of more than 50 attorneys, paralegals, and insurance law compliance professionals. He has formed, licensed, capitalized, acquired, and sold insurers and agencies domestically and internationally. Charley has redomesticated insurers, revised holding company ownership (stacking), crafted disciplined dividend payment programs to increase net income and enhance the ultimate parent’s dividend paying capacity and crafted inter-company reinsurance pooling agreements for more efficient reinsurance purchasing and expense and loss payment management.

Previous expert assignments involved Utmost Good Faith in reinsurance, duties of p/c and life program managers, facultative reinsurance coverage issues, payment of persistency life insurance commissions on run-off business, surplus lines insurance placements and non-renewals, and coverage questions regarding Employers’ Liability under Workers’ Compensation policies.

Charles is a consultant and subject matter expert in these Practice Areas and Services:



Bates Group LLC, Consulting and Testifying Expert, 2023 – Present
Lawyer, Arbitrator and Expert Witness, Boston, MA, 2010 – Present    
AON Reinsurance Solutions, Seconded to Legal Department, Remote to MN, 2020 – Present
Houston International Insurance Group, Interim General Counsel, Vice President, Consultant to CEO, Manager of TPA Claims, Houston, TX, 2013 and 2019 
Private-Placed Variable Life and Annuities, Consultant – Policy and PPM Advisor, Remote to Puerto Rico and Cayman, 2018 – 2019
Wilton RE, Compliance Consultant, Norwalk, CT, 2016 – 2017     
Navigators Insurance Company, Interim General Counsel and Sr. Legal Advisor, Stamford, CT, 2014 – 2015                   
Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation, General Counsel, SVP and Secretary, Baton Rouge, LA, 2010 – 2012      
Global Indemnity, Ltd., General Counsel, SVP and Secretary, Philadelphia, PA, 2009            
Ariel Reinsurance Company Ltd., General Counsel and Secretary, Hamilton, Bermuda, 2007 – 2009     
XL Capital Ltd., General Counsel and Secretary – Executive Management Board, Hamilton, Bermuda and Stamford, CT, 2002 – 2007                    
Benfield Inc., General Counsel and Secretary, Westport, CT, 2000 – 2002
General RE Corporation, General Counsel and Secretary, Stamford, CT, 1989 - 2000    
General Accident Insurance Company of America, General Counsel, 1987 – 1989
Reliance Insurance/United Pacific Life Insurance, General Counsel, Life Insurance, 1981 – 1987
Commercial Union Insurance Company, Asst General Counsel, 1977 – 1981
Aetna Life and Casualty, Commercial Casualty Underwriter, 1973 – 1977


Juris Doctor (JD), cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), cum laude, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Massachusetts and Connecticut Bar
Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
Associate in Risk Management
Arbitrator Certified by ARIAS, FINRA and AAA