Ty R. Sagalow
is a 30-year veteran of the Insurance Industry
who specializes in Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
and Professional Liability Insurance
(including cyber). Mr. Sagalow has held senior executive positions in underwriting, legal, and product development for major insurance companies including AIG (25 years) as General Counsel, Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, as well as Zurich and Tower Group (both as Chief Innovation Officer).
: - Mr. Sagalow is the former general counsel and chief underwriting officer for the largest provider of management and professional liability insurance (AIG). In his 30 years of insurance experience, he has drafted multiple insurance policies in the management liability and professional liability space. He is widely credited as the chief architect of the modern D&O as well as Cyber insurance policy forms. He was charged with creating and training of underwriting intent and industry custom and practices in these lines of insurance.
Mr. Sagalow provides expert witness services in Management and Professional Liability. He has been engaged by numerous lawfirms representing both insurance carriers and policyholders. According to the U.S. District Court, “Mr. Sagalow’s diverse professional experience demonstrates a breadth of experience drafting and interpreting policies, making underwriting decisions, and claims handling… The Court that Sagalow's experience, training and education provided a sufficient foundation of reliability for his testimony. His specialized knowledge in the insurance field may be helpful to the trier of fact in understanding the evidence or determining facts in issue...Mr. Sagalow is qualified under Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
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- Law firms needing expert witness for D&O or E&O coverage disputes (either party)
- Insurance Claims departments needing expert witness for D&O or E&O
- Investment firm seeking expert opinion on most areas of P&C insurance
A director or officer being sued or investigated for allegations of mismanagement is facing one of her or his worse nightmares. His reputation is at stake (often fueled by a stream of adverse news articles in the local press) and, because a director's or officer's liability even for "corporate decisions" is a personal liability, such a claim can be a financial nightmare as well. The situation is made all the worse when the director receives notification that the D&O insurer may be denying coverage. This article will lay out the top ten steps for a director to take to put him back in control. It all starts with