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Wiley’s Edward Brown Earns Business Insurance Magazine’s 2021 ‘Break Out’ Award

April 29, 2021

Washington, DCEdward R. Brown, partner in Wiley’s Insurance Practice, has been named a 2021 “Break Out” Award winner by Business Insurance magazine. Mr. Brown is among 40 winners recognized nationwide and one of 10 honorees in the “South” region. The annual awards program recognizes the next generation of leaders in the insurance industry and is open to anyone working in the commercial insurance and risk management sector with no more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Mr. Brown is one of only three individuals from a law firm who was selected this year for a Break Out Award, which recognizes risk managers, brokers, insurers, reinsurers, wholesalers, and other providers serving the commercial insurance sector.

Mr. Brown has a unique blend of experience in cyber risk insurance, litigation matters, and complex financial issues. He counsels leading insurers in connection with first-party cyber exposures, including ransomware, data breaches, unintentional system failures, and related business interruption. A major force in developing Wiley’s cyber insurance practice, Mr. Brown has represented insurers in connection with some of the largest publicly reported data breaches involving hundreds of millions of compromised customer records. He also represents insurers regarding follow-on third-party liability claims and regulatory investigations, as well as third-party claims arising from privacy statutes or from technology errors and omissions.

A profile of Mr. Brown will appear in Business Insurance’s June 2021 issue. All winners will be recognized at a virtual event on June 24.

Wiley’s Insurance Group is the “go-to” firm for insurance carriers facing high-profile disputes and novel legal challenges. One of the most prominent insurer-side practices in the country, the 42-lawyer team represents clients in professional liability, cyber, general liability, “bad faith,” and appellate matters throughout all 50 states.

Business Insurance’s April 28 announcement of all the Break Out Award winners can be found here.

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