Claims Administration Committee

The purpose and scope of work of this committee is to:


  1. Promote greater efficiency and effectiveness in the internal management of title insurance claims through the sharing of ideas and information about individual Co. problems and solutions.

  2. Disseminate information regarding automation of claims records, claims categorization, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, procedures for the establishment of claims reserves, management of outside counsel resources, litigation risk analysis and assessment and other claims administration issues.

  3. Recommend to the Board of Governors participation of the Association as amicus curiae in litigation involving claims administration issues which might have significant broad effect on the interests of the title insurance industry.


Chair

Michele Green

SVP, Sr. Business Counsel
First American Title Insurance Co.
866 Greenville Ave
Johnston, RI   02919
Phone: 401-349-0234
Fax: 714-250-4791
E-mail: magreen@firstam.com

Members

Danielle W. Barr

Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Mark Borst

Assoc. Chief Claims Counsel
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Waltham, MA

Richard Bramhall

Westcor Land Title Insurance Company
Charlotte, NC


Chris N. Brink

Vice President
North American Title Insurance Company
Miami, FL

David H. Cox Esq.

Jackson & Campbell, PC
Washington, DC

Noemi Dedouh

Claims Manager
Alliant National Title Insurance Company, Inc.
Longmont, CO


Guy R. DeFrances Jr.

SVP & General Counsel
Connecticut Attorneys Title Insurance Co.
Rocky Hill, CT

Theresa Garelli

Counsel
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company
New York, NY

Cheri Hipenbecker

General Counsel
Knight Barry Title, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI


Dean G. Hoag Jr.

CEO
The Title Resource Network
West Des Moines, IA

Margery Q. Lee

Executive Vice President
North American Title Company - Main Office
Concord, CA

Michael Moss

Claims Atty & Underwriting Cnsl
Iowa Title Guaranty
Des Moines, IA


J. Bushnell Nielsen

J. Bushnell Nielsen, Attorney at Law
Waukesha, WI

Jason Portnoy

Sr. Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC

Sheldon Rubin Esq.

Rubin & Eagan, APC
Los Angeles, CA


Michael N. Russo Jr., Esq.

Shareholder
Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, PA
Annapolis, MD

Chuck Sheffield NTP

Senior Vice President
AmeriTitle, Inc.
Bend, OR

Elizabeth Wainio

VP, Managing Claims Counsel
Investors Title Insurance Co.
Chapel Hill, NC


Jennifer Wootton

Senior Counsel
Fidelity National Title Group
Jacksonville, FL

Staff

Steve Gottheim

Senior Counsel
American Land Title Association
1800 M St NW
Ste 300 South
Washington, DC   20036-5802
Phone: 202-296-3671 x230
Fax: 202-223-5843
E-mail: sgottheim@alta.org

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