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Judith Pearson Joins Woodruff Sawyer to Launch The Family Office & Trustee Liability Resource Group

San Francisco, CA – Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the US, announced today that Judith Pearson has joined the organization to launch The Family Office & Trustee Liability Resource Group. A seasoned insurance risk and management expert, Ms. Pearson educates individual and institutional trustees and other fiduciaries to identify and reduce risk as well as provide solutions to protect personal wealth and family legacies.

Previous to joining Woodruff Sawyer, Judith was the founder and CEO of Nomadx Solutions, LLC, which provides risk management solutions for fiduciaries. She was also a co-founder of ARIS Title Insurance Corporation where she gained knowledge about tax, trust and estate issues related to personal property. Additionally, Judith served as a senior executive vice president of AON’s Financial Services Group and its intellectual property division, and held underwriting positions at AIG and Chubb specializing in directors & officers liability, intellectual property liability, fidelity and similar coverage forms, and underwriting for US-based and international corporations.

The Family Office & Trustee Resource Group will focus on working with individual and institutional trustees and family offices to address the management liability risks for fiduciaries. This new group is adjacent to Private Client as well as D&O and will combine the group’s specialized expertise with Woodruff Sawyer’s wealth of data to provide better understanding and coverage for those working with private family funds.

Woodruff Sawyer CEO Andy Barrengos notes, “In creating The Family Office & Trustee Group, we’re responding to the needs of the marketplace, where laws are changing quickly and have not been tested in the courts. Judith brings with her a great understanding of the issues facing clients at a time when they’re seeing premiums balloon as claims occur and laws are challenged.”

Judith adds, “I’m thrilled to be joining Woodruff Sawyer because our value systems are aligned. This work is about much more than selling an insurance policy—it’s about advising and creating custom solutions for our clients to preserve their assets. Woodruff Sawyer is not a transactional company—we’re invested in protecting our clients and I’m pleased to be a part of it.”

About Woodruff Sawyer

As one of the largest independent insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the US, Woodruff Sawyer protects the people and assets of more than 4,000 companies. We provide expert counsel and fierce advocacy to protect clients against their most critical risks in property and casualty, management liability, cyber liability, employee benefits, and personal wealth management. An active partner of Assurex Global and International Benefits Network, we provide expertise and customized solutions where clients need it, with headquarters in San Francisco, offices throughout the US, and global reach on six continents. For more information, call 844.972.6326, or visit

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