CNA looks internally for new general counsel

Jun 06, 2017
<p>Scott Weber joined firm this year to lead claim-litigation counsel team</p>

Insurance firm CNA has promoted Scott Weber to executive vice president and general counsel.

In his new role, Weber serves as a principal counsel to the CEO, senior management team and board of directors, and reports to Dino Robusto, chair and chief executive. He leads the law department, which is responsible for the company’s legal affairs, compliance, regulatory and government affairs, corporate affairs, securities and litigation, as well as providing legal support for CNA’s business operations.

Weber succeeds Jon Kantor, who recently announced his retirement, the company says. CNA describes itself as the country’s eighth-largest commercial insurance writer and the 14th-largest property and casualty company.

Weber joined CNA earlier this year to lead the company’s claim-litigation counsel team. Before joining the company, he served as a managing director at Stroz Friedberg, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm’s insider threat practice and helping clients use predictive analytics for the prevention, detection and mitigation of insider threats and security risks.

Earlier in his career, Weber held litigation partner roles at Latham & Watkins and Patton Boggs, where he was responsible for complex litigation, including class action, toxic tort, product liability defense, internal investigations and compliance. 

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