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Palisade Insurance Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team
[September 26, 2023]

Palisade Insurance Partners Expands Senior Leadership Team

Palisade Insurance Partners, LLC ("Palisade" or the "Company"), a specialty managing general underwriter ("MGU"), today announced the appointments of two seasoned industry executives across its business geography. Scott Stevenson has joined Palisade Insurance Partners LLC in New York as Head of US Risk, from Aon Special Opportunities Group where he served as Senior Vice President. Mark de la Haye has joined Palisade Risk Solutions Ltd in London as Head of UK and Europe Risk, from Augusta Ventures Limited, where he served as Head of Resolutions.

Headquartered in New York, Palisade specializes in underwriting insurance for litigation and other contingent legal risks, and transaction insurance.

John McNally, President and Head of Underwriting at Palisade, said, "We are pleased to welcome Scott and Mark, two highly regarded professionals with extensive experience within the legal, litigation finance and insurance industries. For the last three years, Scott has been a leading underwriter of contingent legal risks in the insurance market, after practicing at a premier US law firm. Mark has considerable experience managing litigation investment portfolios, including a focus on insurance requirements. Scott and Mark will broaden and strengthen Palisade's capabilities to provide comprehensive risk transfer solutions and detailed litigation underwriting for our clients and partners."

Mr. Stevenson commented, "Palisade has an impressive capability to solve complex insurance issues. I look forward to combining my litigation and insurance underwriting experience to strengthen Palisade's unique platform and pursue creative solutions for specialized insurance matters across the legal spectrum."

Mr. de la Haye added, "Palisade has created a strong platform to deliverinnovative litigation and transactional insurance solutions for a wide variety of clients. I am excited to apply my legal background together with my litigation finance experience to further develop Palisade's offering and strategic direction during this exciting period of growth."

Mr. McNally concluded, "Palisade is ideally positioned to serve the fast-growing demand for contingent legal risk insurance, including from corporate clients, law firms, asset management funds, and specialty finance vehicles. The addition of these executives will greatly enhance operations as we continue scaling Palisade's growing network of insurance partners."

Scott Stevenson Biography

Mr. Stevenson brings more than twelve years of experience from all sides of the legal industry. Before joining Palisade, he was Senior Vice President at Aon's Special Opportunities Group, where he led a team specializing in underwriting contingent legal and related risks. Previously, Mr. Stevenson worked at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he handled complex transactions, and advised on strategic investments and corporate governance matters. Mr. Stevenson began his career as a Law Clerk, first at The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and then at The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Stevenson gained a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. at The Wharton School of Business, and a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.

Mark de la Haye Biography

Mr. de la Haye boasts almost two decades of experience of dispute resolution and litigation fund and investment management. While at Augusta Ventures Limited, he helped oversee both underwriting and insurance requirements for a range of investments, and strategically collaborated with lawyers and clients to manage legal disputes. He was a permanent member of Augusta's New Business Committee and its Investment Committee. Previously, Mr. de la Haye served in private practice, most recently as a Solicitor at Clyde & Co. During his time in private practice, Mr. de la Haye represented clients around the world in high value, complex and often multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration. Mr. de la Haye received an LLB from the University of Exeter and an LPC from The University of Law.

About Palisade Insurance Partners

Palisade Insurance Partners ("Palisade") is an MGU that specializes in underwriting litigation-related insurance, transaction liability products, and contingent legal risk solutions. Palisade is dedicated to providing clients with access to specialty insurance while applying the highest standards of underwriting and upholding its core values of integrity and independence. To learn more, please visit

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