Neutral Bio: John R. Camillo, Esq.


John Camillo, Esq. brings a unique perspective as a mediator/arbitrator having had the benefit of working in both a corporate and legal role for major insurance and international companies. Mr. Camillo brings 46 years of professional experience as an attorney, executive and strategic advisor in the domestic and global insurance and regulatory sectors. Immediately prior to becoming a full-time mediator/arbitrator with SSAM, Mr. Camillo was a well-known Senior Vice President of Government Relations for a leading insurance company.

Mr. Camillo was raised and educated in the Bronx and Manhattan. He graduated # 1 in his class at Fordham University College of Business Administration and served as a Law Review Editor at Fordham Law School. Mr. Camillo began his legal career as a litigator for the prestigious Wall Street law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed and then went to work for several other prominent New York law firms. In these various roles, Mr. Camillo developed expertise resolving personal injury, premises, products, motor vehicle, construction, commercial, and insurance coverage disputes.

Mr. Camillo is “hands on”, “hard working”, “even handed” and draws upon his many years of experience when mediating and arbitrating in the private ADR Forum. His goal is to find the best compromise that empowers each of the parties to resolve their differences in order to achieve a mutually beneficial solution.


NY Metro

SVP, GR, Kemper Insurance (2015 – 2019)
SVP & GC, United Insurance Company of America (2003 – 2015)
EVP, Sec & GC, Stonebridge Life Insurance Company (2001 – 2013)
EVP, Sec & GC, JC Penney Life Insurance Company (1997 – 2001)
Mgr. Attorney & Sr. Litigation Group Counsel, JC Penney Legal Department (1979 – 1997)
Litigation Assoc., Various New York Law firms (1970 – 1979)

Fordham University School of Law, JD, Law Review Editor (1970)
Fordham University, BS, summa cum laude, #1 in class (1967)

Supreme Court of the State of New York
U.S.D.C., S.D.N.Y
U.S.D.C., S.D. TX

American Bar Association (member)
American Corporate Counsel Association (member)
Alabama Life & Disability Insurance Guarantee Association (board member)
Louisiana Life Insurers Conference (president & board member)
National Alliance of Life Companies (board member)
National Council of Insurance Legislators (member)
Texas Association of Life & Health Insurers (board member)