KANSAS CITY, Missouri, August 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Lockton is pleased to announce the addition of Marc Schwartz as Claims Officer for its Transaction Liability practice. In this newly created role, Schwartz will work closely with Lockton’s clients to advise them throughout the claims process to optimize their bottom line.
“As we continue to develop our practice, I am delighted to welcome Mark to our team,” said Eric Ziff, partner and co-lead of Lockton’s transaction accountability practice. “He has an impressive track record as an insurer representative in high stakes litigation. Our clients will be in incredibly knowledgeable hands with Mark guiding them through this most crucial time in their policy life.
Schwartz brings to this role more than 20 years of extensive experience in insurance litigation and financial services. He has represented clients in disputes arising from suspected fraud and breach of representations and warranties (R&W) in mergers and acquisitions and has advised insurance companies on R&W insurance claims, experience which will enable him to provide Lockton customers a key perspective when assessing their claim. More recently, Schwartz has practiced as an associate with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur (formerly Butler Rubin LLP). Prior to that he practiced with Jenner & Block at Chicago.
“We are super focused on the needs of our customers and continue to invest in new resources to provide a world class service offering,” said Lockton’s US COO, Said Taiym. “This addition to our state-of-the-art Transaction Responsibility team guarantees our clients expert and expert support every step of the way. “
As Claims Manager, Schwartz will develop Lockton’s claims defense capabilities to guide clients through a claim with objective advice and guidance.
“I look forward to joining a company and team that is truly unmatched in the industry,” said Schwartz. “With Lockton’s platform of independence, innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no limit to the difference we can make in the way our clients approach their transactions.
What sets Lockton apart is also what makes us better: independence. Lockton’s private ownership allows its 8,000 associates operating in more than 125 countries to focus solely on the risks and insurance needs of clients. With expertise spanning the globe, Lockton offers the in-depth understanding needed to achieve remarkable results.
For 12 consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as the “best place to work in insurance”. Lockton was also named one of the Best Managed Companies in 2021 by Deloitte and the Wall Street Journal, a program that recognizes excellence and honors private companies for their strategy, execution, culture and finances.