About Us

Based in New York and Connecticut, we are independently managed by seasoned industry executives. Collectively, our sponsors and management have invested billions of dollars in legal risk-related transactions and closed over $11 billion of contingent risk coverage limits. Our wealth of experience and familiarity with underwriting legal risks and other contingent risks enables us to confidently underwrite all types of litigation-oriented and contingent insurance policies for our insureds.

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Our Team

Palisade is led by John McNally, who has more than 20 years of experience structuring and underwriting complex transaction insurance, including contingent and litigation related insurance, representations & warranties, tax, and distressed deal insurance.

Mr. McNally is the President of Palisade Insurance Partners and also serves as Head of US Underwriting.

John McNally

President and Head of US Underwriting

John McNally, Palisade Insurance

John is the President of Palisade and the Head of US Underwriting. John’s more than 20 years of experience underwriting specialized contingent risks across multiple platforms and jurisdictions provides him with the expertise and flexibility to solve complex insurance issues.

Prior to Palisade, John led NFP’s Merger & Acquisition Risk Solutions Group, which focuses on transaction insurance (Rep & Warranty, tax, SPAC, D&O, GPL, and contingent legal risk products). Before that, he was the head of transaction insurance at JLT Specialty for 4.5 years and spent an additional 15 years in senior underwriting roles at AIG and Beazley Group in London and New York. John received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.