ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton has named Mark Weintraub to its claims advisory team for director's and officer's liability and other executive risks. Weintraub has been named Assistant Vice President and Claims Counsel in Lockton's Atlanta office. Lockton is the world's largest privately held insurance broker.
Weintraub has an extensive background in complex litigation, including securities claims, breach of fiduciary duty actions, tort and contracts disputes, and products liability in which he defended private equity firms and corporations. He has worked for the past 11 years at the law firm of Jones Day, first in Los Angeles and most recently in Atlanta.
"Mark offers our clients insights into successful resolution of complicated liability issues," said Rodger Laurite, Senior Vice President in Lockton's Atlanta operation. "He is a knowledgeable and practical client advisor and is a great addition to the Lockton team."
Weintraub has also been a guest lecturer for trial and appellate advocacy programs at Emory University School of Law and Loyola Law School. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and a master's degree from the University of Southern California. His law degree is from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he was on the Law Review. He is admitted to the bar in both California and Georgia.
More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For three consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."