Willis Towers Watson hires litigation finance veteran

Willis Towers Watson, the third largest insurance broker in the world, has hired Jason Bertoldi in New York to head up its Contingent Risk Solutions group.

Jason joins WTW from D. E. Shaw Group, where he was a member of the litigation investing team. Prior to this, he served as a litigator at Susman and Godfrey, LLP, and as a former law clerk for the Hon. Katherine Polk Failla of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Hon. Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Bertoldi received his J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. from Brown University.

The hiring of Bertoldi expands the firm’s product placement offering with transactional risk to include contingent liability, in addition to tax, representations, and warranties.

Mark Rusas, WTW’s Mergers & Acquisitions Leader, commented, “We are excited to have Jason join our M&A Practice to focus on differentiating our product and service offerings in transactional insurance. Jason will provide compelling intellectual capital focused on contingent liability opportunities. His experience in litigation funding, combined with his strong legal background, will further augment our value proposition and evolve our strategy of delivering a fully-integrated risk management proposition dedicated to our clients and prospects.