The next installment of our PL Perspectives on Coronavirus tackles the world of cyber. Gail Arkin, James Giszczak, and Jason D. Krauss discuss possible effects of COVID-19 on cyber security and cyber insurance in this recording. Stay tuned to the PLUS Blog for more recordings on how coronavirus is impacting different PL lines.
Listen here to Cyber Perspectives on Coronavirus:
Gail Arkin, SVP, General Counsel at Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions
Gail Arkin is the General Counsel of Berkley Cyber Risk Solutions, located in Morristown, NJ. Her responsibilities include the development of cyber insurance products and managing all regulatory, compliance, distribution and corporate legal matters. Gail has over 20 years of insurance experience, including over 15 years developing cyber products, and previously held the positions of senior vice president & general counsel for a financial lines division, general counsel for a wholesale and retail division, and a claims officer for professional and management liability lines of insurance.
James Giszczak, Member at McDonald Hopkins
James is a member at the law McDonald Hopkins. He is chair of the litigation department and co-chair of the data privacy and cybersecurity practice group. He advises clients regarding data security measures and responding to security breaches involving sensitive personal information and protected health information. He works with clients in a myriad of industries to assess and implement appropriate data security safeguards. Jim also litigates matters involving data security and data privacy, including defending single plaintiff and class action lawsuits.
Jason D. Krauss, Cyber/ E&O Thought & Product Leader, FINEX North America at Willis Towers Watson
Jason joined Willis Towers Watson in 2016 as a Cyber/E&O Thought and Product Leader. Jason is a resource on the FINEX North America Cyber/Tech E&O brokerage team, providing dedicated analytical support to the brokers on specific national accounts coupled with thought leadership and developing improved capabilities for the entire team.
Prior to joining WTW, Jason was with Arch Insurance Group for 12 years, where he served as an Assistant Vice President in Enterprise Product Development within the Corporate Underwriting Department and worked closely with underwriters in drafting policies and endorsements. While at Arch, Jason focused on a number of products including Cyber, D&O, EPL and Professional Liability including lawyers, real estate professionals, accountants, captive agents, broker dealers, and architects and engineers. Before joining Product Development at Arch, Jason managed a claims team in adjusting professional liability claims.