Crawford takes on new general counsel

Joseph Blanco had been serving on an interim basis since September 2016

Joseph Blanco

Joseph Blanco

Crawford & Company has appointed Joseph Blanco as senior vice president and general counsel.

Blanco had been serving as the company’s interim general counsel since September 2016. In his new permanent position, which began March 1, Blanco is a member of the company’s global executive management team and reports directly to Crawford’s president and CEO, Harsha Agadi.

Atlanta-based Crawford bills itself as the world’s largest publicly listed independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance companies and self‐insured entities, serving clients in more than 70 countries.

Blanco oversees Crawford’s strategic acquisitions and mergers along with the legal, internal audit and global ethics and compliance teams, providing oversight for corporate governance matters and guiding Crawford’s performance and growth, according to the company.

During his time as the company’s interim general counsel, he led several initiatives, including the acquisition of WeGoLook, Crawford says. Before that, he was most recently managing partner of the Atlanta office of law firm Dentons. He previously served as vice chair of the corporate department of McKenna Long & Aldridge before its merger with Dentons.

During his career, Blanco has been a corporate counselor with an emphasis on M&A. He also has experience representing boards of directors and special committees in governance reviews and investigations for public, private and governmental entities.

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