NEW YORK — ACE Group has announced the introduction of its Global Cyber Risk Practice, established to address growing risks as legislation and exposures for privacy and network security evolve around the world and customer demands for cyber risk insurance and risk management solutions grow.

To lead the new global unit, Toby Merrill has been appointed Division Senior Vice President, Global Cyber Risk Practice. Formerly Vice President and National Product Manager for ACE’s network security, privacy and technology E&O liability products in the U.S., Mr. Merrill will bring together the global expertise, underwriting capabilities and services of ACE’s existing cyber risk-related business units around the world, ensuring that ACE offers best-in-class products and solutions for brokers and clients regardless of location. Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Merrill will report jointly to Tim O’Donnell, Executive Vice President, Financial Lines, ACE Overseas General, and Scott Meyer, Division President, Professional Lines, ACE USA.

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Toby is a frequent speaker and past chair of the NetDiligence Cyber Risk & Privacy Liability Forum.  “On behalf of all of us at HB Litigation Conferences, we wish you all the best, Toby!” — Tom Hagy, Managing Director, HBLC