September 17, 2018

Pryor Cashman hired insurance coverage attorney Christopher Loeber in the firm’s New York office to lead the newly-created Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice.

With more than 20 years of experience, Loeber joins as a partner, having previously been with McCarter & English.

Loeber began his career defending multinational insurance carriers.

Today, he exclusively represents domestic and international policyholders in complex insurance disputes and advises on policy purchases, renewals and risk management stemming from corporate transactions.

Pryor Cashman is a mid-sized law firm with headquarters in New York and a West Coast office in Los Angeles.

Hiscox, an international specialist insurer, has appointed Tyler Peterson as miscellaneous professional liability product head in New York.

Peterson joined Hiscox in 2012 as a professional risks underwriter and most recently drove product development and expansion across Hiscox UK’s Media Liability division.

Hiscox provides a variety of specialty risk products and services, including a range of errors and omissions, general liability, cyber and data security, media liability, management liability, crime, kidnap and ransom, terrorism and commercial property insurance products.

Erie Insurance named Pam Pesta as vice president and chief internal audit officer

In this role, she will manage the overall operations of the Internal Audit Department and provide strategic, risk-based insight to the organization.

Pesta joins ERIE from Nationwide Insurance, where she served as vice president of Supply Management Services. She also served as associate vice president of Internal Audit Strategy and Operations, as well as a senior audit consultant, audit consultant and audit specialist.

Prior to that, she worked as a senior managing consultant with Navigant Consulting in Washington, D.C., and as an economic and financial consulting manager with Arthur Andersen in Phoenix, Arizona.

Erie Insurance Group is an Erie, Pennsylvania-based homeowners, automobile and property/casualty insurer.

Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Branchville, N.J.-headquartered Selective Insurance Group Inc., has appointed Christopher Cunniff to senior vice president of actuarial reserving and Ryan Bradley to vice president of contact center operations.

Cunniff joined Selective in July 2018. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president and chief actuary of Liberty Mutual’s Commercial Insurance business unit.

Bradley joined Selective in July 2018. Prior to that, he served as director of the Center of Excellence at Erie Insurance.

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) has hired Denise Perlman as executive vice president of Business Insurance and National Partnerships.

Perlman is based in Richmond, Virginia, and reports to MMA President Bill Jeatran.

In this role, Perlman will lead MMA’s national growth strategy, focusing on carrier relationships and market opportunities with the goal of providing enhanced resources and cost-effective risk management to clients.

She joins MMA from Markel Corporation, where she was the senior director for Retail Business Development.

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC is a subsidiary of Marsh established in 2008 to serve as a platform for the middle market. In 2015, it expanded its national footprint into Canada. MMA offers commercial property, casualty, personal lines and employee benefits to mid-sized businesses and individuals across North America.

Concord Specialty Risk has hired Rustin I. Paul as executive vice president of Reps and Warranty Insurance Underwriting, where he will have a leading role in the future of the firm’s Reps and Warranty Insurance practice.

Paul will be based in New York, N.Y.

Paul has more than 15 years of experience as a mergers and acquisitions attorney. During this time, he developed expertise in corporate transactions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, negotiating and managing the deal process on both the buy and sell side of the transaction.

In January 2017, Paul became a partner at Blank Rome LLP, where he began his career.

Concord Specialty Risk, headquartered in New York, N.Y., specializes in transactional risk insurance and loss mitigation evaluation services that address the risk of loss arising from mergers and acquisitions, uncertain tax positions, litigation and more.