AXA XL Names Danielle Roth North America Cyber Claims Leader

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October 21, 2021 |

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AXA XL has announced that Danielle Roth has been promoted to practice leader and head of cyber claims, North America.

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, in her new position, Ms. Roth is responsible for developing and implementing the claims strategy and best practices, including coverages analysis, claims investigations, reserving and resolution of claims, service standards, and state regulations.

Ms. Roth has 10 years of cyber-claims experience, most recently serving as claims manager, cyber, media, and technology, for the Americas. She received her JD from Fordham University School of Law and graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of arts. She frequently speaks at industry conferences and contributes thought leadership to trade publications regarding the evolving world of cyber claims.

"Known for her technical expertise and strategic approach, Danielle is a proven leader who has a track record of serving the needs of our brokers and clients since she joined AXA XL in 2015," Tricia Melly, head of professional claims, Americas, at AXA XL, said in a statement. "She is widely known for her thought leadership in the cyber claims industry and ability to collaborate across multiple functions to ensure the best possible outcome for our partners."

In addition to managing AXA XL's cyber claims professionals in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda, Ms. Roth will also oversee the company's newly created cyber incident response team led by Gwenn E. Cujdik, claims manager, cyber incident response.

"Launching a dedicated cyber incident response team further demonstrates our commitment to our clients to help them before, during, and after a cyber incident," Ms. Roth said in the statement. "Gwenn brings a wealth of knowledge to this new team from her unique experiences as an attorney specializing in investigation, crisis management, and litigation related to data privacy, cyber security, and regulation."

Based in AXA XL's Exton, PA office, Ms. Cujdik will manage a team of claims professionals dedicated to helping clients navigate cyber incidents, including ransomware and business email compromise. Ms. Cujdik will oversee AXA XL's breach response panel, including best-in-class law firms and vendors to assist in the incident response process and work with AXA XL's cyber underwriting team to strengthen these services. She will work closely with AXA XL's claims professionals and underwriting teams to ensure that client needs are met if cyber incidents occur.

Ms. Cujdik joins AXA XL from Mullen Coughlin LLC, where she most recently served as a partner focusing on data privacy and cyber security event responses. She began her career as an assistant district attorney, homicide, in Philadelphia and has served as a guest lecturer at Temple University since 2017.

October 21, 2021