Insurers have long responded to specific market requests for policies designed to respond to certain expressly enumerated risks. For example, a cyber insurance policy is specifically designed to respond to certain aspects of “cyber risk.” However, in recent years, a concern has emerged amongst insurers regarding the wide reach of cyber risk. Further complicating this concern is the potential for so-called “silent” cyber exposure under management and professional liability policies (among others). While listening to this webinar, you will learn how the market is responding to silent cyber risks by implementing wording intended to address such risks as well as how courts are responding to coverage disputes involving “silent” cyber.

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Meet the Moderator and Speakers

Elan Kandel, Member at Bailey Cavalieri
Elan represents insurance companies with respect to all aspects of claims involving directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, professional liability and commercial general liability policies. Before joining Bailey Cavalieri, Elan was a member in the insurance department of a large international law firm. Elan received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Elan graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.
Catrina Erickson, Complex Claims Specialist at Hiscox
As a Complex Claims Specialist, Catrina handles claims in Cyber first party and third party, Media and Tech Liability, and Crime. Before joining Hiscox, Catrina was a Claims Specialist at CNA Insurance and an attorney at a private firm where she handled multiple cases through the litigation process.
Jen Jacobson, Senior Vice President & Claims Counsel at CAC Specialty 
Jen is a Senior Vice President at CAC Specialty and serves as a claims advocate within its Legal and Claims Practice. With almost two decades of experience, Jen is a valued member of her team, focusing on complex insurance claims in the management, professional and transactional liability space, including directors and officers, errors and omissions, mergers & acquisitions, fiduciary liability, and employment practices liability. 
Prior to joining CAC Specialty, Jen worked as Senior Claim Counsel within the Financial Institutions group at CNA Financial Corporation and as a Claims Consultant in the Commercial Directors & Officers group at The Hartford, both in New York, NY.  During her time with those insurers, Jen handled claims through their full life cycles, analyzed insurance coverage under multiple types of insurance policies, negotiated complex multimillion dollar settlements, and collaborated with underwriters and business partners on risk analysis and policy wording. Jen also has significant experience as external and in-house counsel for several companies where she managed litigation and corporate work, as well insurance placement and risk management.   

Joe Niemczyk,
Director, Global Cyber Claims and Underwriting at Marke
In his role as Director for Global Cyber Claims and Underwriting, Joe oversees Markel’s administration and evaluation of cyber claims for a wide spectrum of industries and product lines, while also being a point of contact for cyber risk management, incident response, thought leadership and claim advocacy. Additionally, Joe assists in the development of Markel’s cyber underwriting strategy and portfolio management of cyber insurance products. Joe has spoken on various topics including digital supply-chain losses, regulatory investigations and cross-border breach response. 
Prior to joining Markel in 2016, Joe practiced law as an insurance defense attorney and subsequently began handling insurance claims, with an emphasis on Miscellaneous E&O/Professional Liability matters including lawyers and insurance agents and brokers’ liability.  Joe is a board member of CLM’s Cyber, Management & Professional Liability Community, as well as a representative  of the NetDiligence Cyber Claims Advisory Group. Joe is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and earned his Juris Doctor at New York Law School. He is based in Markel’s Midtown Manhattan office.