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SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers
NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, recently hired Brian Leidell to join its Manhattan office as Vice President, Professional Lines Practice.
Leidell brings significant experience within the global insurance industry to serve the brokerage community. He holds a strong international academic background, including a LL.M. in International Business Law from University College London, a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, a Certificate in European Law from Tulane Paris Institute for European Legal Studies, a M.A. in International Relations from the University of New South Wales, and a B.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Leidell was most recently practicing insurance law for an international firm, where he also acted as a business developer for the London and Bermuda (re)insurance markets. He is familiar with the diverse, complex issues associated with professional risks and readily addresses them with a global perspective.
Victor Fonseca, Executive Vice President and Regional Manager, remarked, "We are very excited to have Brian on our NYC team. His strong academic background, working knowledge of both domestic and international law, as well as his consultative approach will be the engine to growing our professional liability practice. We welcome Brian with open arms and we look forward to the opportunity to work with him in expanding our presence in the tri-state."
About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY.
Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities, including giving 22% of profits to charity in 2011.
For more information, please visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.
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