LONDON, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton is expanding its Global Technology and Privacy Practice with staffing moves in major cities to support clients on cyber liability and related risk management issues. The move complements the market leading expertise already employed in Lockton's team.
Ben Beeson, Global Practice Leader, is relocating to Washington, DC to work more closely with Lockton's clients and prospects in the US on cyber liability issues. Beeson has been with Lockton since 2007 and has become established as a leading expert on cyber liability issues.
Emily Freeman, founder and original leader of Lockton's Global Technology and Privacy Practice, will continue to advise major global clients. She is now based in San Francisco.
Florence Levy will join Lockton as leader of the team in the US in January. Levy will be based in Lockton's Denver office. She has previously led Aon's Commercial E&O and Cyber Practice in the US. Levy is a well-respected expert in cyber risks and security and is an attorney, graduating from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.
Steve Bonnington will also join in January as leader of the team in London. Bonnington previously led Zurich's Professional and Financial Lines operation in Australia. He has also worked with Aon, Willis and AIG in London.
Commenting on the moves, Lockton Companies LLP Board Member Neil Nimmo in London said, "I am delighted to announce the strengthening and expansion of our Privacy Practice. Lockton's success has been built on its ability to attract the very best talent to serve its clients. Ben has built our cyber liability team into an industry leader. Florence and Steve are amongst the best practitioners in the global marketplace and will further enhance Lockton's leading reputation in cyber liability and cyber security. The moves complement senior leaders Laurie Schwartz and Bill Boeck who have helped build an industry leading practice in cyber liability to serve Lockton's clients."
Bob Connolly, President of Lockton's Washington, DC operation, said, "Ben is a leader and innovator in cyber liability. His move to Washington will further his role with clients and with the insurance industry team that is assisting the White House and US federal government in understanding cyber security and risk management."
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