Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Acquires Joseph James & Associates

Jun 02, 2010, 14:58 ET from Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

ITASCA, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) today announced the acquisition of Joseph James & Associates of Dublin, Ohio.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Established in 1989, Joseph James & Associates offers a wide range of employee benefit consultation and brokerage services which includes all lines of group benefits and short and long term disability services.  They also specialize in plan design and development, alternative funding and risk analysis, health care utilization and trend analysis, and dedicated account management and claim resolution services.  Fritz Neuhart and his associates will continue to operate in Dublin, Ohio under the direction of William Ziebell, North Central Regional Executive Vice President of Gallagher's employee benefit consulting and brokerage operations.

"For more than 20 years, Joseph James & Associates' team of experts have been providing effective benefit strategies that support and service the overall benefit goals of their clients," said J. Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President and CEO.  "Their culture of client-focused partnerships and quality service deliverables will be a terrific fit within our employee benefits operations, and we are pleased to welcome Fritz and his associates to our growing Gallagher family of professionals."

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 15 countries and does business in more than 100 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.  

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