He has extensive experience in insurance corporate and regulatory matters with excellent working relationships with many state departments of insurance. As the CEO and General Counsel of insurance holding companies, he has provided due diligence for insurance acquisition candidates, formed and licensed insurers in several jurisdictions and negotiated management and managing general agency agreements for insurers of all sizes.
He has also served as General Counsel, Vice President-Law and Vice-President of Business Development in Fortune 500 environments.
Anthony was the President & CEO of Echelon Property & Casualty Insurance Company, and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Prior to becoming President in 2007, he was the Company’s General Counsel.
Before Echelon, Anthony was the Vice President, Corporate Legal for Warrior Insurance Group. He was responsible for managing Warrior's Staff Counsel operations consisting of 75 attorneys in six offices. These attorneys tried 350 cases to verdict annually. In addition, he provided legal advice to the Claims Department, was involved in reinsurance matters and arbitrations, the evaluation and settlement of claims and lawsuits, setting reserves and managing litigation.
Prior to Warrior, he was a founding partner and an Executive Vice President of Tait Advisory Services, a consulting firm providing a wide range of services to the insurance industry. Anthony provided advice on regulatory matters, state approvals and licensing, mergers, acquisitions, company formations and litigation services. Tait Advisory's representative clients included AIG, Sun America Insurance Company, Vesta Insurance Group, Kemper Insurance Company and the Illinois Insurance Exchange.
Before co-founding Tait Advisory, Anthony was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of United Financial Group, an insurance holding company, consisting of three insurers, a claims adjustment company and a brokerage firm. He formed and managed United Financial Group's Legal Department, which included captive law firms located in California and Florida, and managed the Claims Department.
Anthony was also the General Counsel of Energy Cooperative Inc. and Vice-President Law at AM International. He negotiated numerous international crude oil, product supply, OEM and software license agreements with private and state owned vendors in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Japan, Canada and South America. As AM's Vice President of Business Development, he was responsible for identifying new products, services and business acquisition candidates.
Anthony is a frequent lecturer at seminars related to corporate in-house practice, insurance regulatory issues and the use, retention and direction of outside counsel and has authored several articles on those subjects. He is a contributing author to the three-volume treatise, "Commercial Damages" published by Matthew Bender in 1983. He is the immediate past Co-Vice-Chairman and current Chairman of the Insurance Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association (2004-05) and serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Insurance Exchange, The Chicago Community Loan Fund, the Chicago Archdiocese Seminary College, United Financial Group, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Advisory Committee on Continuing Legal Education at Illinois Institute of Technology. Anthony also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at the Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies at Benedictine University.
Anthony holds an MBA from Northwestern University, a JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a BA from Loyola University. He resides in Glencoe, Illinois.
St. Joseph College
Seminary: Board of Trustees President
Board of Advisors
Legal Advisory Committee Chair, Relations with the Legal Community Subcommittee
Corporate Records Maintenance
Advising Boards of Directors
V.P. Business Development
General Agency Agreements
Broker Agreements & Relationships with
Agents and Brokers
He is a Delaware approved Captive Insurance Company Manager and assists select clients in forming their own captive insurance entities.
Anthony E. Cascino, Jr.
Mary D. Cascino (Of Counsel)