Chad Milton has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in all areas of insurance and risk management for media companies. Most recently, he was a founding partner of ThinkRisk Underwriting Agency—a General Managing Underwriter responsible for both underwriting and claim management of media liability insurance policies. Before creating ThinkRisk, he was Senior Vice President of Marsh—the national practice leader for media and intellectual property—where he was a resource to Marsh offices and clients on these issues. While at Marsh, he was twice named Power Broker for Media Entertainment by Risk & Insurance Magazine. Prior to this appointment in 2000, he was Senior Vice President, Claims and Marketing of Media/Professional Insurance, the nation’s largest underwriter of media insurance. For more than 20 years at Media/Professional, Chad was responsible for managing libel, privacy and intellectual property litigation against all types of media. Among other things, he was responsible for claims connected to Media/Professional’s office in London, and gained experience with litigation throughout the world. Chad began his media insurance career at Employers Reinsurance, joining Media/Professional in 1981.
Among other activities, Chad has been a founder and member of the executive board of the Libel Defense Resource Center in New York, chair of the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice, and served on the editorial board of the E-Commerce Law Reporter. Beginning in 2015, he has been the part of the teaching team for the course Law and Business of Film and Television at the University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland. In addition, he has been a frequent consultant to media companies and associations on loss prevention and risk management. Before beginning his career in law and media insurance, he worked as a reporter, photographer and editor for a daily newspaper in Colorado. He is educated at Colorado College (Phi Beta Kappa), University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism, and the University of Colorado School of Law.