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 2016-2021, 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.