Tracy Alan Saxe is one of the founding members of SDV as well as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a skilled commercial litigator with more than 40 years of trial experience. Tracy began his career handling a diverse array of general litigation matters, from a criminal court trial where his client was acquitted of murder to the representation of a certified class of independent book publishers in a bankruptcy court trial. Over time, his practice steadily narrowed to concentrate on more complicated and intellectually challenging areas and, since 1990, his focus has been on advocating for the rights of policyholders.

Tracy has litigated insurance coverage matters all over the country involving construction defects, completed operations, product liability, property damage and bodily injury claims related to mold and asbestos, “sick building” syndrome, environmental claims, business interruption, employment disputes, patent infringement, breach of fiduciary duty, and more. Tracy enjoys working in conjunction with sophisticated corporate clients and their brokers to create unique and customized strategies to resolve complex legal issues.

An active lecturer speaking on insurance coverage topics at seminars and conferences nationwide, Tracy is recognized as a pioneer and thought-leader in the insurance and risk/coverage industry. He has been selected as a New England Super Lawyer in 2016-2023, was the 2017 recipient of the IRMI Words of Wisdom Award presented at the 37th IRMI Construction Risk Conference and was the Finance Monthly Insurance & Risk Management Advisor of the Year in 2018. Tracy was also an Adjunct Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law, where he taught courses on Insurance Law.

Along with his extensive policyholder litigation practice, Tracy also serves as a Certified Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, the nation’s leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services. Tracy brings his experience serving as counsel for clients in numerous arbitrations in disputes ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars to his national arbitration practice. Understanding the significant benefits of arbitration versus expensive and time-consuming litigation, Tracy’s philosophy is rooted in a steadfast commitment to fairness, justice, and the efficient resolution of legal disputes.

Tracy is the chair of the firm’s Executive Committee and also serves on the firm’s Diversity Committee. A resident of Orange, Connecticut, he is the founder and Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Jiwanko Saathiharu: Jeremy Saxe Foundation of Education and Development, Inc., a charitable foundation whose mission is to provide educational opportunities for children in Nepal. 



Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
- Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Program Committee, Co-Vice-Chair (2010),
Chair (2011)
- Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Construction Sub-Committee, Co-Chair (2009-2012)
- Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Website Managing Editor (2015-Present)
- Insurance Law Section, Power & Energy Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2012-215)
American College of Coverage Counsel
- Fellow
- ADR Committee Member
- Board of Regents (2024-2025)
Bankruptcy Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut, Hartford Division
New York Bar Association
Honors and Awards
- IRMI Words of Wisdom Award Recipient, 2017
- Finance Monthly Insurance & Risk Management Advisor of the Year, 2018
- Connecticut Legal Awards, Best Mentor, 2021
- Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2016 - 2023
Speaking Engagements

claimsXchange: 2024 Claims Academy 

DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar 

Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) Webinar 

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) CLE Webinar: Covering the Cyber Risk 

2024 ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) CLE Seminar 

2024 ABA TIPS Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual Mid-Year Meeting 

2023 IRMI Construction Risk Conference 

2023 CLM Construction Conference 

RIMS Canada 2023 

2023 AGC Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference 

2022 IRMI Construction Risk Conference 

Perrin Conferences: Sexual Abuse Litigation and Coverage Conference 

2021 IRMI Construction Risk Conference 

School Campus Sexual Assault & Active Shooter Insurance Issues 

RIMS NY Chapter Webinar - Builder's Risk and Commercial Property Triage: How to Handle the Initial Stages of a First Party Claim 

Effective Risk Management Planning and Claim Response to Natural Disasters 

Perrin Webinar: Everything Risk Managers and Insurers Need to Know About Business Interruption Under COVID-19 

Navigating the Coronavirus Outbreak: 8-Part Webinar Series for Contractors  

IRMI Construction Risk Conference 2019 

American College of Coverage Counsel 2019 Annual Meeting 

IRMI Construction Risk Conference 

2018 CLM Construction Conference 

The Top 5 Construction Risk Transfer Challenges and Solutions Every Surety Professional and Their Clients Should Know 

Addressing and Managing Risks in Construction Insurance: Everything You Need to Know  

Business Recovery, Insurance Claim and Legal Lessons and Challenges Caused By Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria 


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