Alliant appoints longtime counsel as top lawyer
Alliant Insurance Services, which bills itself as one of the largest independent US insurance brokerage firms, has named in-house counsel Jennifer Baumann as its new general counsel and corporate secretary.
Baumann is taking on the role from longtime general counsel Ken Zak, who is retiring from his post following 11 years leading Alliant’s legal team, according to a statement from the company. Baumann has had a decade-long tenure as the firm’s assistant general counsel.
Her core responsibilities now include oversight of M&A, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, litigation and equity. Before joining Alliant, she worked as an employment attorney in private practice.
Newport Beach, California-based Alliant traces its origins to 1925 and offers diversified insurance products and services through a national network of offices.
‘Jennifer has a deep expertise and long track record of success in the insurance industry and has played a central role in providing the legal strategy and framework for Alliant during a period of extraordinary growth and expansion,’ says Tom Corbett, Alliant chair and CEO, in a statement. ‘There is certainly no one more prepared and qualified to take the reins of our legal department.’