In this chapter we identify the top 42 experts who excel in insurance matters, offering clients their expertise in complex advisory and contentious insurance briefs.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list firms, only individuals. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Paul Braithwaite is a key name in the US insurance market, with market commentators describing him as “a leading actuarial expert who is very smart”.
Brian Carl is recognised by peers as a standout expert in the US insurance market, who brings over 20 years of experience handling the analysis of insurance claims.
Ian Marshall is readily endorsed by sources for his insurance practice, which spans technical insurance investigations and insurance litigation in a wide variety of jurisdictions.
Wendy Shapss is not only “technically skilled in unravelling complicated financial transactions”, she also “understands the strategic considerations of the case and the big picture questions”.
Romy Comiter offers clients “expertise, reliability and uncanny communications skills” according to sources, one of whom notes, “She has specialised knowledge on insurance coverage, all aspects of it.”
Stephen Moseley is held in high esteem by sources who commend his over 20 years of experience with business insurance claims.
Christopher Brophy is distinguished for his "ability to explain complex analyses in easy to understand language: an invaluable trait as an expert witness".
Gregory Thaler is praised by market commentators as "a master of details" who "also understands the big picture strategy of his various engagements".
Robert Glasser has "standout investigation skills" and is appreciated as "a very responsive, knowledgeable and thorough expert".
Patrick McGrath is lauded by respondents as "an excellent insurance expert" who "has a long history in mass tort and environmental insurance claims".
Stan Johnson is a highly respected practitioner described by market commentators as "a first-class claims expert with great knowledge of disaster claims".
Kevin O’Toole is recognised as a stellar insurance expert, well versed in high-profile natural disaster matters, as well as business interruption and lost profit claims.
Michelle Uddin ranks highly among peers for her excellent work on damages quantification, for which she is retained by some of the US’ largest public and private corporations.
Ross Mishkin is a go-to insurance expert, well versed in insurance claims analysis and damages calculations.
Gerald Richardson is one of the top insurance and reinsurance experts in the US market, with over 30 years of experience advising clients on insurance claims and testifying in jury trials.
Other Leading Individuals
Jeremy Fall at Quest Group ranks as one of the leading names in the UK for insurance expert work. He has over 30 years of experience with insurance investigations and disputes.
Phillippa Rowe with Phillippa Ross & Co is singled out by respondents as a sterling insurance and reinsurance expert. She has experience as expert witness, arbitrator and mediator in reinsurance matters.
Charles Mullin at Bates White Economic Consulting is distinguished by sources as “one of the few experts that has expertise in bankruptcy, liability estimation, allocation and reinsurance matters”.
Marc Scarcella with Roux Associates is held in high esteem by peers, who describe him as "an experienced expert who performs thoughtful insurance analysis".
KCIC’s Nancy Gutzler gains recognition from market commentators as "a phenomenal expert" who is "very experienced and polished".
PACE Claims’ Christopher Makuc is highly sought after by clients as an expert who brings “experience and strong analysis to the insurance market”.
Stephen Sellick at Ulixean Advisors is identified by peers as a practitioner who has “a long history of expertise in bankruptcy and allocation matters”.
At Nera Economic Consulting, Denise Neumann Martin ranks highly among peers thanks to her excellence in complex loss and damages claims.
Brad Murlick of BDO secures considerable recommendations from interviewees thanks to his over 30 years of experience handling claims in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.