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Michael Rossi

Michael Rossi

President, Insurance Law Group, Inc.


Contact Info

Insurance Law Group, Inc.
24575 Town Center Drive, Suite 2401
Santa Clarita, CA 91380
Phone: (661) 253-9350
Fax: (661) 253-2830

www.inslawgroup.com


Background

Michael Rossi's cyber and privacy risk and insurance column focuses on insurance issues associated with risks inherent in businesses' increasing reliance on technology.

Mr. Rossi is president of Insurance Law Group, Inc., a law firm dedicated to providing legal services to risk managers of large multinational corporations headquartered throughout the world. Currently, his practice focuses on e-commerce insurance issues and insurance issues for mergers and acquisitions. Prior to forming his own company, Mr. Rossi was a partner of Troop Steuber Pasich Reddick & Tobey, LLP, and chair of the firm's Risk Management Group. His practice concentrates in the area of risk management legal services exclusively for policyholder and insurance broker clients. Such services include auditing insurance programs; advising on initial placements and renewals of particular insurance policies; manuscripting insurance policies; advising on insurance issues to consider for mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions; and drafting and negotiating indemnity and insurance provisions in contracts. Mr. Rossi also represents his clients in presenting claims to insurers and resolving insurance coverage disputes. His experience extends to many of the property and liability insurance policies typically purchased by corporate insureds, as well as to many specialty lines of coverage.

Mr. Rossi is a member of the International Bar Association (Insurance Committee), American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Committee), and the California Bar Association. He also is the founder of the Risk Management & Insurance Coverage Council, an international association of insurance lawyers who provide services to policyholders (the purpose of which is to enable member lawyers to give their clients access to insurance expertise on a worldwide basis). Mr. Rossi also is a member of the Risk Management Research Council, a group of leading professionals in the fields of risk management and insurance brokering, consulting, underwriting, and legal services who share information and ideas on risk management and insurance issues.

Mr. Rossi is a frequent speaker at the RIMS Annual Conference and at numerous local RIMS chapter events, and other industry conferences. He has published numerous insurance-related articles in North America, Europe, and Australia and is a frequent contributor to The Risk Report and EPLiC, both of which are published by IRMI.

Mr. Rossi obtained his BA degree in history from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988, his juris doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1991.


Expert Commentary

Date Article
Feb 2006 "Media Liability" Coverage in Tech/Media/eBusiness Policies
Jan 2006 Variations in "Fraud/Dishonesty" Exclusions in Tech/Media/eBusiness Policies
Nov 2005 Insuring Liability for Third-Party Claims Seeking Lost Profits
Jul 2005 Addressing Liability Risks for Data Loss from an Insurance and Contractual Risk Transfer Perspective
May 2005 Addressing Privacy Risk from an Insurance and Contractual Risk Transfer Perspective
Jul 2004 Indemnity and Insurance Provisions in E-Business Contracts
May 2004 New Liability Forms and Media, Tech, and E-Business Risks
Nov 2003 Cyber Liability Insurance Issues for Large Companies:
Nov 2003 Tech E&O Insurance—A Primer for Risk Managers
Nov 2002 Insuring First-Party Cyber Risk for Fortune 1000 Companies—A Worthwhile Endeavor or Boondoggle?
Sep 2002 Stand-Alone E-business Insurance: Who's Buying It, Who's Selling It, and Why?
May 2002 The End of Computer Virus Coverage as We Know It?
Jan 2002 You Say Professional Services, I Say B2B Activities
Nov 2001 Is Computer Data "Tangible Property" or Subject to "Physical Loss or Damage"?—Part 2
Aug 2001 Is Computer Data "Tangible Property" or Subject to "Physical Loss or Damage"?—Part 1
Jul 2001 Stand-Alone E-Commerce Market Survey
Jun 2001 E-Commerce Insurance Issues: A Year in Review
Feb 2001 New Stand-Alone E-Commerce Insurance Policies for First-Party Risks
Dec 2000 New Stand-Alone E-Commerce Liability Insurance for Third-Party Liability Claims (Part 1)
Dec 2000 New Stand-Alone E-Commerce Insurance for Third-Party Liability Claims (Part 2)
Aug 2000 Third-Party Liability E-Commerce Risks and Traditional Insurance Programs
Jun 2000 First-Party E-Commerce Risks
May 2000 Bringing Order to Chaos: Insurance Issues for E-Commerce Activities
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