Robert F. Cusumano, Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4036
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Robert F. Cusumano is a partner in Crowell & Moring's New York office and a member of the firm's Insurance/Reinsurance Group and the Commercial Litigation Group. Bob's practice centers on assisting insurers and reinsurers in navigating their most significant or vexing legal/regulatory issues. These include major litigation, appellate representations, and the full range of transactional and regulatory activities that affect insurers and reinsurers. He works closely with the insurance/reinsurance, commercial litigation, government investigations, and regulatory practices that are pillars of the firm's New York office.

Prior to joining the firm, Bob was the global general counsel for the NYSE-listed international insurance enterprise, ACE, Ltd., for eight years. While at ACE, Bob supervised a global staff of approximately 300 lawyers and compliance professionals, including 150 attorneys practicing in more than 30 jurisdictions around the world. As general counsel and a member of the Executive Committee and the Risk Committee, he was responsible for the legal, compliance, litigation, transactional, and government affairs functions for the global enterprise. During his tenure, the company expanded to more than $30 billion in revenue with 15,000 employees in 54 countries.

During his tenure at ACE, Bob supervised the execution of approximately $4 billion in acquisitions and divestitures, successfully led the effort to redomesticate ACE from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland, and successfully managed the global enterprise’s litigation arising out of one of the world's most diverse property-casualty operations. 

Prior to joining ACE, Bob was a partner with Debevoise & Plimpton and, before that, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he focused on complex litigation for insurers and others. Bob represented insurers in many of the largest multiparty litigations concerning asbestos and environmental liabilities, and he advised insurers on a broad range of regulatory and legislative issues.

Bob is the founder and CEO of the Legal Horizons Foundation, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to enhancing the rule of law around the world. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a member of the board of directors of the City Bar Fund, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, and Appleseed, a nonprofit network of 17 public justice interest centers in the United States and Mexico.


Admitted to practice: New York

Speeches & Presentations

  • "A View from the Top," 2016 ARIAS-U.S. Spring Conference, Palm Beach, FL (May 11, 2016). Presenter: Robert F. Cusumano.
  • "Update on the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance," AIRROC’s New York Regional Education Day, New York, NY (April 21, 2016). Presenter: Robert F. Cusumano.


Firm News & Announcements

Sep.16.2015 Former ACE General Counsel Robert Cusumano Joins Crowell & Moring
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