Concord Specialty Risk Taps Ayanna Lewis-Gruss, Esq. as Vice President & Underwriting Counsel, Litigation Insurance

August 12, 2021, NEW YORK, NY
– Concord Specialty Risk (Concord) is pleased to announce that Ayanna Lewis-Gruss, Esq. has joined the firm as Vice President & Underwriting Counsel, Litigation Insurance, where she will take on a leading role in Concord’s cutting-edge Litigation Insurance practice. Ms. Lewis-Gruss will be based in New York, NY.

Ms. Lewis-Gruss is a savvy courtroom litigator experienced in trying complex cases. She has more than eighteen years of experience in all aspects of litigation and arbitration, including managing and mentoring other attorneys. Prior to joining Concord, Ms. Lewis-Gruss was with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Ms. Lewis-Gruss also served as an intern for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

David S. De Berry, Esq., CEO of Concord Specialty Risk, notes that “Ayanna has the requisite knowledge of trial and appellate practice, people skills, and passion to lead Concord’s litigation insurance practice. We are excited to have the experience, skill set, character, and gravitas that Ms. Lewis-Gruss brings with her.”

Commenting on joining the firm, Ms. Lewis-Gruss said, “Concord is a well-known pioneer in the transactional risk space. I am excited to help develop the company’s Litigation Insurance book and to work with the best and the brightest. I’m thrilled to join the outstanding team at Concord.”

Ayanna Lewis-Gruss, Esq. can be reached at:
(646) 612-7829 or


About Concord Specialty Risk

Concord Specialty Risk specializes in transactional risk insurance and loss mitigation evaluation services that address the risk of loss arising from mergers and acquisitions, uncertain tax positions, litigation, and more.

Concord Specialty Risk is a series of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company based in Illinois. RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, is a subsidiary of Ryan Specialty Group, LLC (RSG). Concord Specialty Risk works directly with brokers, agents and insurance carriers, and as such does not solicit insurance from the public. Some products may only be available in certain states, and some products may only be available from surplus lines insurers. In California: RSG Insurance Services, LLC (License #0E50879). © 2021 Ryan Specialty Group, LLC.

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