Clyde & Co strengthens US insurance practice with cyber partner hire

By October 19, 2020 No Comments

Global law firm Clyde & Co has today announced the hire of insurance lawyer Marc Voses as a partner in New York to further enhance its leading US and global insurance practices.

Marc joins from Goldberg Segalla, where he was Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group. His practice focuses on handling coverage issues and disputes arising under insurance policies, including cyber, technology and media, energy, directors and officers, management and professional liability, and general commercial liability. Marc also assists insurers in drafting insurance policies covering risks such as cyber, energy, property, technology, and management liability. Marc frequently advises clients concerning data privacy regulations, pre-breach planning and post-breach response, ransomware payment negotiation, fraudulent funds transfer response and recovery, digital assets, business interruption losses, and cyber subrogation.

Michael Knoerzer, Clyde & Co’s New York Managing Partner, says: “Marc’s hire is a further demonstration of the market-leading insurance practice we are building in the US and he strengthens our cyber and data privacy capabilities, which are important areas of focus for our insurance clients. Clyde & Co is the perfect place for him to further build his practice as part of our integrated global team.”

Marc Voses comments: “Clyde & Co provides a strong global platform on which I can continue to develop my insurance and privacy practices. As well as the exponential growth in cyber breaches and data privacy issues there is also increased regulation and regulatory scrutiny for organisations to deal with. Clyde & Co is well-placed to support clients looking to get to grips with such a dynamic legal landscape.”

Peter Hirst, Clyde & Co’s Global Senior Partner says: “Cyber risk is becoming a prominent board-level issue and we’re committed to supporting clients as they manage, mitigate and respond to these rapidly evolving risks. We welcome Marc to the firm as his hire strengthens our cyber insurance bench strength in the US and supports our global ambitions in this space.”

Marc’s arrival follows the appointment of cyber specialist Ian Birdsey from Pinsent Masons in London in July.

Clyde & Co is the world’s pre-eminent insurance law firm, offering an unmatched depth of coverage and defence capabilities across every line of insurance and reinsurance business, from the smallest claim to the most complex loss. Its leading dispute resolution practice covers litigation and all forms of alternative dispute resolution in relation to contentious claims and acts for insurers in contentious regulatory proceedings. It provides a complete range of corporate, commercial, regulatory and advisory services including advising on policy wording issues, product development, funding options and recoveries.

Clyde & Co’s global cyber practice provides an end-to-end cyber risk solution to clients, assisting corporate clients, insurers, insureds and brokers across the full cyber lifecycle. The cyber team has advised on over 2,000 cyber incidents and data breaches, ranging from small incidents through to some of the largest, most high profile, and multi-jurisdictional incidents to date.

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