Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Laura Zaroski is SVP of Gallagher's Law Firms Practice, where she is responsible for the placement of Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance, Management Liability Insurance, and Risk Management services for Gallagher law firm clients. Her primary focus is mid-size to large law firms. Laura has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by law firms due to her 16 years as a practicing attorney, her handling of law firms claims and years dealing with LPL coverage issues. Laura is happy to bring her knowledge and skill set to the broking process in order to assist firms with finding and tailoring the best coverage solutions available in the marketplace for each individual firm.
Laura was the Executive Vice President of Cyber, Management and Professional Liability at Socius Insurance Services, a wholesale insurance broker. Laura also served as Socius’ EPL Practice Leader and Complex Claims Liaison. Laura's practice included the placement of all types of D&O, EPL, Fiduciary, LPL, MPL and Cyber policies. Prior to becoming a broker, Laura was a partner at the Chicago Office of O'Hagan Spencer, LLC, and headed up the insurance coverage and claims management department. As claims management and coverage counsel for various London and domestic carriers, Laura's experience involved counseling clients in the drafting of policies, program creation, examining claim exposure, effective claims handling techniques, litigation management, and effective resolution/settlement negotiation techniques. Laura counseled as to cost effective defense strategies, and negotiated favorable settlements for hundreds of cases nationwide. Laura is an approved Continuing Education provider and frequently presents CE classes to producers, agencies and clients on cyber liability as well as various management liability topics. Laura has authored numerous articles regarding cyber and professional liability issues, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.