Posted on 17 Aug 2009
Governor David A. Paterson today announced the appointment of James J. Wrynn to serve as New York State Superintendent of Insurance. Effective August 20, 2009, Mr. Wrynn will begin to serve as Superintendent-designate and assume the permanent appointment pending Senate confirmation.
“I welcome Jim to his new position within my Administration. As an experienced insurance lawyer with expansive involvement in government, I am confident that he will serve both the Department and State well,” Governor Paterson said. “I thank Acting Superintendent Kermitt Brooks for his leadership and am pleased that he will continue to work with the State in the Department of Insurance as First Deputy Superintendent, assisting Jim through the transition and in the months ahead.
Wrynn is the executive director of the New York State Insurance Fund. He is a founding partner of MacKay, Wrynn & Brady LLP, where he has litigated cases focused on insurance issues and claims on behalf of major companies, their policyholders, municipalities, and public authorities. Prior to that, Wrynn was a trial attorney with McCormick, Dunne & Foley, specializing in civil trials and appellate practice related to professional malpractice, subrogation, property and casualty coverage disputes, liabilities and insurance. His professional career has provided considerable experience in the areas of insurance, accounting and tax issues.
Wrynn is admitted to the Federal and State Courts in both New York and New Jersey, and the United State Supreme Court. He has received an Associates in Risk Management and an Associates in Captive Insurance. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bar association, has served on the New York City Economic Development Corporation and is an active participant in his community. Wrynn is a graduate of St. John’s University College of Business Administration and received his juris doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law.