Watt joins Everest Insurance as claims leader


Bermuda-based Everest Re Group has announced that Megan Watt has joined Everest Insurance as the new leader of its claims operation.

Watt will oversee all aspects of the insurance claims operations from Liberty Corner, New Jersey and will report directly to Jonathan Zaffino, president of the North America insurance division.

Watt joins Everest from AIG, where she worked since 2000, having held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility within the AIG claims organisation, most recently as head of complex casualty claims for AIG property & casualty. From 1990 to 2000 Megan pursued her legal career as a litigation associate at various firms each specialising in insurance litigation, and ultimately became partner at the law firm of Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey.

Whilst there she handled a variety of coverage issues, litigation strategies and ensuing litigation, including any necessary appellate work. Watt received her JD from New York Law School in 1989 and graduated cum laude from Barnard College-Columbia University in 1986. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Illinois Bar Associations.

Jonathan Zaffino said: “We are thrilled to welcome Megan to Everest. She is an accomplished and action oriented leader, whose outstanding technical skills and capabilities speak for themselves. Throughout her accomplished career, Megan has been known as a leader who inspires collaboration among her team and those with whom she engages.”

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