Matt Simpson and Dan Auslander are here with their seventh episode of “Deal with Me,” a podcast designed to provide insights—both personally and professionally—into the people that lead the Transaction Insurance (TI) industry.  Their guests for this episode are Aaron Zeid of Arthur J. Gallagher and Jay Rittberg of Euclid Transactional.

This podcast is last in a series of three conversations featuring Transactional Insurance Symposium participants.  Aaron and Jay have served on the Planning Committee of the past two PLUS TI Symposia – generously volunteering their time and expertise to plan events that provide industry leading panels on cutting edge topics.  In this conversation a leading TI broker and underwriter share their unique perspectives as experienced members of the marketplace.      

You can register for the PLUS Transactional Risk Symposium now on the PLUS website.

Listen to the podcast below or on the PLUS Connect App:

Mr. Zeid is Area Senior Vice President for Gallagher Specialty Products of Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. Mr. Zeid provides leadership and subject matter expertise to the Transactional Risk team and is a specialist in the area of Representations and Warranties, Tax Liability, and Contingent Liability Coverages.

Jay Rittberg is Managing Principal of Euclid Transactional, LLC, a transactional insurance underwriting and claims handling managing general agency with offices in New York, London, Chicago, Frankfurt, and Toronto assisting clients in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining Euclid Transactional in April 2016, Jay was Senior Vice President and Americas M&A Manager at AIG where he was responsible for managing the development, underwriting, and marketing of transactional insurance products. Jay was also previously a corporate attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he advised clients on a wide range of corporate matters. Jay earned his law degree from The University of Pennsylvania Law School and has a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

In his current role at Ambridge Partners, Daniel Auslander is responsible for maintaining and developing their brokerage relationships.  Ambridge, a managing general underwriter, is a market leader in the Transactional Insurance product lines with a keen interest in expanding its product portfolio – including Directors & Officers Liability and Intellectual Property Insurance.

Mintz Member Matthew T. Simpson focuses his practice on helping his clients navigate increasingly complex corporate transactions including leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and minority investments in the United States and abroad. He is a leader of the firm’s transactional insurance practice, offering his clients increasingly creative and effective ways to distinguish themselves in competitive processes while mitigating downside risk, and acts as underwriting counsel to a leading transactional insurance underwriter.