Jeff Hirsch

Jeff Hirsch


Jeff wins the “most gray hair award,” with over 25 years of insurance and legal experience. Before raising the average age at Founder Shield in 2019, he founded Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer, a boutique law firm, spending over 20 years representing insurance clients and forging deep connections in the industry, particularly in the London Insurance Market. Jeff helps the leadership team bake new products, including new programs and products, such as Social Media Influencer media liability, tech E&O, and works with underwriters to create policy endorsements to overcome coverage hurdles. He is a pragmatic, collaborative problem solver with a passion to promote women and underserved/underrepresented colleagues to the highest strata.

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October 5 • Directors & Officers

What We Can Learn From Twitter’s $809.5M SEC Settlement

Twitter’s record-breaking SEC settlement raises some critical questions about D&O insurance. Let’s review lessons for high-growth startups.

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September 21 • EPLI

Vaccination Mandates and EPLI Claims: What You Should Know

Although the US has a long history of vaccine mandates, the recent initiative has caused a stir. Here’s the role EPL insurance plays for mid-market companies.

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March 23 • Directors & Officers

D&O Insurance Pricing Trends 2021

Amid a game-changing pandemic, D&O insurance pricing trends have shifted. Here’s a look back at 2020 and what to expect from 2021.

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January 26 • Directors & Officers

7 Crucial Cost & Drivers of D&O Insurance

Now more than ever, companies must safeguard their directors and officers — but how? Here’s an inside look at what drives D&O insurance prices.

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