QBE North America
CAROL A.N. ZACHARIAS is an Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel with Ace Group of Insurance Companies. She is responsible for legal services provided to several business teams within ACE North America: management liability, surety division, Commercial Risk Services, and Canada. The management liability divisions are leading providers of directors’ and officers’, employment, fiduciary, miscellaneous professional liability, errors and omissions, architects and engineers, lawyers and surety insurance. ACE Canada specializes in providing innovative and customized property, casualty, accident and health products to businesses and individuals nationally and internationally. Commercial Risk Services provides a variety of insurance products for individuals, families and businesses of all sizes. Ms. Zacharias has served as Chairman of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Business Insurance Committee and Vice Chairman of the Professional, Officers’ and Directors’ Liability Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section. She also served as co-chair of the insurance sub-committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s Committee on Corporate Counsel. She received a Masters in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law and is a member of the United States Supreme Court bar as well as the Federal and New Jersey bars. Ms. Zacharias has been published in a securities law textbook and a variety of periodicals including the Directors & Boards, Journal of Commerce, National Underwriter, Global Reinsurance, Bank Director, Professional Agent, Journal of Accountancy, John Liner Review, Professional Agent, Insights, BNA’s Tax Management & Compensation Planning Journal and Liability Corporate Analyst. She is quoted in various publications, such as Business Insurance and the Wall Street Journal. She is a frequent speaker and taught professional liability at New York’s College of Insurance, now part of St. John’s University.