Matt Infantino is a Managing Director with The Claro Group located in the Chicago office. He has been with the firm since its inception and is part of the firm’s Disputes, Claims and Investigations practice (DCI), which is dedicated to the resolution of financial disputes and complex claims consulting.

Matt has over 17 years of experience and specializes in assisting his clients and their counsel in resolving complex insurance claims and other financial disputes. His experience includes future claims projections, insurance policy analysis, financial and allocation modeling, negotiation and settlement strategies for maximizing insurance assets, probabilistic litigation risk analysis, retrospective premium computations, and calculating insurance receivables. Matt has significant experience in the management, collection and analysis of complex datasets, including the design of a secure web-based claims management and payment tool for processing settlement and defense payments. He also has experience in the quantification of loss profit and loss expense associated with first-party business interruption claims and resolving commercial crime disputes.

Prior to joining The Claro Group in 2005, Matt was a Senior Consultant in the Insurance Claims practice at LECG, LLC. Prior to joining LECG in 2002, Matt worked in the Financial Services practice at Arthur Andersen.

Experience +

Matt has worked with a wide range of clients, including leading corporations in the energy, mining, technology, transportation and manufacturing industries. He has helped his clients negotiate multi-million dollar insurance commutations and secure complex insurance coverage-in-place agreements, which has resulted in the recovery of over $3.0 billion, including a $472 million settlement with Equitas in 2003.

Currently assisting a Fortune 500 energy company value and settle claims related to an explosion at one of its facilities. The valuation of these claims includes the creation of a complex settlement valuation matrix for individual claimants based upon specific criteria related to past and future damages.

Designed a secure web-based payment processing system, which processes over $200 million dollars a year in settlement and defense payments. The system provides a solution that enhances the efficiency and accuracy of the payment process, and incorporates control features to ensure proper payments are made timely, tracked appropriately, and reported to interested parties on a real-time basis.

Designed a dynamic and customizable web-based Claims Administration and Management (CAMeo) tool for managing all relevant claim data from the initial filing through final resolution. CAMeo retains uniform data and documents in an electronic format for easy recall and analysis, which assists clients in determining trends and helps drive decision making.

Assisted a Fortune 100 company and their outside counsel in the development of litigation and settlement strategies for an asbestos coverage dispute concerning the operations of a legacy bankrupt entity with over 300K claimants. The scope of the services cover many aspects of developing and defending the claim, which includes quantifying past and future costs, analyzing possible coverage defenses and creating an allocation model and settlement reporting package that apportions damages and associated defense costs to a policy program in order to maximize recoveries. As a result of our work, we have assisted in over $2.6 billion in settlement recoveries.

Assisted a Fortune 100 company in the settlement and negotiation of legacy insurance coverage resulting from product-related asbestos exposures from over 200K claimants. Developed risk-based models to project future exposures and costs, analyzed and compiled multiple claim datasets, and provided allocation, litigation and mediation support, which has resulted in over $1 billion in settlement recoveries.

Prepared and negotiated the settlement of an employee theft claim of over $500K for a private corporation supplying industry with metal products and services.

Prepared and negotiated asbestos, environmental and aviation claims with numerous solvent and insolvent schemes of arrangement in the London Insurance Market.

Developed a comprehensive environmental insurance claim for one of the largest mining companies in the world. Documented and tested historical spending for both remediation and legal costs. Analyzed policy language and coverage defenses. Worked with environmental engineers to estimate future remediation spending at over 40 mine sites. Developed sophisticated state specific allocation and decision tree models in order to evaluate policy buyouts and coverage-in-place agreements for domestic and London market insurance companies. Assisted in the negotiation and settlement of nearly all CGL coverage, which has resulted in over $100 million in recoveries.

Education +

B. S., Finance, Indiana University, 1999

M.A., English, DePaul University, 2007

Memberships +

American Bar Association, Associate Member

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member

Publications & Speaking Engagements+

“Just When You Thought You Knew How to Allocate Long Tail Claims” Panel Speaker at the 2015 Perrin Insurance Conference in Philadelphia, PA

IILP Columbus Ohio Symposium, Introductory Remarks

Practices +