I have known Ty Sagalow for 25 years both professionally and personally. He is, by far, the most knowledgeable and creative individual in the insurance industry on reputation risk and reputation insurance. He truly understands brand risk and crisis management and can, and has, taken that understanding to develop extraordinary brand and reputation insurance policies. He is one of a kind.
For almost 25 years, I have worked closely with Ty. First as a colleague at AIG and Zurich, and currently as a client of Innovation Insurance Group. Put simply, Ty is the best product development expert in the commercial insurance industry.
In addition to being a fine lawyer, he is also, in my opinion, one of the foremost experts in D&O insurance as well as network security insurance, which he largely invented as a product.
At AIG, Ty and I worked together on many high profile D&O deals. When I was President of AIG Small Business, I hired Ty and his team to develop our new products. When I moved to Zurich, I recommended Ty for the new company position of Chief Innovation Officer and today, as President of Navigators Management Company, we have hired Innovation Insurance Group to help with our new product needs in the management and professional liability space. Ty is one of a kind.
Case Settled! And deal expanded into something even bigger for client! Your work was very helpful in bringing out this result.
Mid-size East Coast Law Firm
Ty, Thanks again for the expert declaration. Great job! Really enjoyed this project with you. Most appreciated.
California Policyholder Law Firm
It is a true pleasure to recommend Ty Sagalow, who I have known professionally for more than a decade. Ty is an exceptional person and worker. Rarely in my 3 decades of business life have I found someone who combines his in depth knowledge of his subject area with his personal skills, his creative problem solving and his energy as completely as Ty does. An exceptional person and professional.
Ty, your CLE session today for our Jones, Day attorneys was extremely well received. Among the comments we got were:
- Great CLE- Immediately applicable information for any attorney (all 5s)
- Very knowledgeable presenter! (all 5s)
- Great Presentation! (all 5s)
IMS Expert Services
Note: Presentation available upon request.
I have known Ty for over 20 years both as a colleague and a good friend. We have worked side by side on many projects both at AIG and at Zurich. Ty possesses the greatest attributes of a chief underwriting officer, chief innovation officer and general counsel all rolled into one. He is a great leader who has the unique ability to take an idea and translate into reality providing new revenue streams for any company fortunate enough to hire him. He has my highest recommendation.
Los Angeles (March 9, 2017) — A Michigan state judge has granted summary judgment to a policyholder against an AIG Unit holding that the AIG unit cannot recover $19 million in defense and settlement it paid on behalf of its insured, AlixPartner LLP, finding that the insured properly reported the claim to the insurer.
Defendant presents the expert report of Ty Sagalow who stated that plaintiff [insurance carrier] chose not to include any “related claims” or “related wrongful acts” provisions in the relevant policies…Since the “related claims” or “related wrongful act” language is absent from the policy, Plaintiff is unable to avoid liability…the Court grants Defendant’s [Policyholder] motion for summary disposition in its entirety…” (Decision at page 6 and 10)(March 3, 2017)
Law Firm representing Insured: Anderson,Kill
Issue: Meaning of phrase “claims made”
Expert retained by Insured: Ty R.Sagalow
We are pleased to to report that our firm has concluded that Ty Sagalow was our most helpful expert witness in our successful $8.7 million policyholder victory against the insurer of our client, Illinois Agricultural Association.
Our client sought insurance coverage under a management protection policy for an arbitration award entered in favor of former insurance agents. Defendant insurance company denied coverage, without considering all coverages in the policy.
On summary judgment, the court held that the arbitration award was covered by the policy. The court awarded $7 million, plus interest totaling $8,666,293. Thank-you Ty for your expert services to us and our client.
For over 20 years, I have worked closely with Ty Sagalow. I consider him to be a good friend and colleague. At National Union, we worked together on many new creative deals as well as new products together and now at Ironshore I am pleased to be able to draw on his expertise in product development.
Ty is one of the most creative and smart dealmakers in the industry. He has the rare ability to listen to his clients needs, understand the views of the other stakeholders, and arrive at a resolution that supports his client’s profitability and long term goals. I am privileged to be able to work with him and call him my friend.