michael catinaMichael Catina

IFNY Director

Michael Catina is Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel with the Insurance Product & Regulatory Team at Zurich North America. In this capacity, Mr. Catina provides legal counsel and strategic advice to business units and internal clients on all insurance product and regulatory related matters. He advises on specific implications of potential business decisions and initiatives to enhance opportunities and reduce business risk.  He provides legal advice and review with respect to drafting and/or amending of new and existing insurance products, advertising and marketing materials, training materials and non-disclosure agreements.  Mr. Catina also handles the negotiation and drafting of multi-purpose contracts and advises clients on issues related to cyber/internet security, surplus lines and the New York free trade zone.
Prior to Zurich, Mr. Catina was an Associate Division Counsel at American International Group, Inc. from Nov. 2006 – May 2014. In this capacity, he would draft, review and negotiate multi-purpose contracts, insurance policies, bonds, endorsements, applications, policyholder notices, and advertising and marketing materials. Handle drafting of newest cyber/internet security coverage policy materials.  From 2001-2006, Mr. Catina was Senior Litigation/Coverage Associate with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP.; from June 2000-March 2001, he was a Litigation Associate with Silberman & Platte, P.C.; and from Sep. 1999 – Jun. 2000 he was Litigation Associate with Ahmuty, Demers & Mcmanus.
Mr. Catina is admitted in New York State / Southern District of New York / Eastern District of New York. He is a current Board Member of the Insurance Regulatory Forum of Greater New York and of the State Insurance Guarantee Association for the District of Columbia.
Zurich North America
One Liberty Plaza: 30th Floor · New York, NY 10006
tel: (212) 859-2641   fax: (844) 298-1942   email: Michael.Catina@zurichna.com