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Ali Rifai – Zurich Insurance Group

M&A attorneys generally buy and sell operating businesses, but what about attorneys who do the opposite? What about attorneys who specialize in divesting discontinued operations? As general counsel for Zurich Legacy Solutions, Ali Rifai is part of a specialized division within Zurich Insurance Group that sells blocks of business that no longer fit its plans. […]

Darryl Lewis – Universal Insurance Holdings Inc.

Mind-boggling as the statistic may sound—74 percent of the nation’s property and casualty litigation being in Florida—it’s not that hard to fathom. Population-wise, it’s among the fastest growing states and, next to Alaska, has the longest coastline. That coastline also heavily built up—and not always according to code—and prone to increasingly severe weather and tidal […]

Neil Falis – Willis Towers Watson

In his 15 years with Willis Towers Watson, Neil Falis has seen the company through three multi-billion-dollar deals. The latest—with longtime competitor Aon—is different, though. Combining the two companies will create the largest brokerage firm in the world. The $30 billion deal is exciting, Falis says, not only because of the scope, but because of […]

Carmine D’Alessandro – Chesapeake Employers Insurance

Formerly a state agency in Maryland, Chesapeake Employers Insurance started becoming a private, nonprofit and nonstock insurance carrier in 2013. That was during the run-up to what’s since been a most challenging time. First there was the nationwide opioid crisis that had the company—Chesapeake Employers for short—immersed in the national debate over what protocols should […]

Amanda S. Luby – CaptiveOne Advisors LLC

It may not be a case of “all things being equine” for Amanda S. Luby, but even her most complex legal challenges are rarely two degrees of separation from the equine industry. Luby, the executive vice president and general counsel for CaptiveOne Advisors LLC, manages legal affairs for a company that’s growing in a little […]

Jill Johnson – Trean Insurance Group, Inc.

For General Counsel Jill Johnson, 2020 was a year to remember, and not just for the obvious reasons. In addition to helping Trean navigate a once-in-a-century pandemic by shifting its employees to remote work and integrating two acquired entities, Johnson also guided the company through the legal aspects of this new environment. Just before the […]

Domenick C. DiCicco – Benefytt Technologies Inc.

Bored by routine, Domenick C. DiCicco found the right landing when joining what was known as Health Insurance Innovations Inc., or HIIQ, last year. This was a Tampa-based health insurance technology company refocusing from private coverage to a fast-changing Medicare market full of potential and complexity. It was also a company dealing with increased enrollments […]

Sonya Stark – Gore Mutual Insurance

When an organization is transforming, it needs people at the top who understand all the moving pieces. At Gore Mutual, one of those people is Sonya Stark. As a member of the executive team leading the digital transformation, she advises on governance, legal matters and compliance. With over 25 years of in-house experience, including seven […]

Trey Humphrey – Lockton Inc.

It’s quite the rarity, Trey Humphrey says, for a large insurance brokerage to still be family owned, particularly one with an expanding global footprint at such an uncertain time for the industry. Just how much more of a risk, he is asked, will climate change, wildfires, catastrophic weather and rising oceans become to Kansas City-based […]

Marchelle E. Moore – Encova Insurance

Marchelle E. Moore remembers the day in 2005 when she met Bill Lhota at the Central Ohio Transit Authority. As she recalls, employees were in awe of him given his career as a CEO in public transportation and his work with American Electric Power for more than three decades. But for Moore, as COTA’s senior […]

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