First American Names Florida State Counsel

July 31, 2012

First American Title Insurance Co. announced that Leonard (Len) F. Prescott IV has joined the company’s underwriting department in Florida as state counsel and vice president.

In his new role, Prescott oversees the activities of Florida’s underwriting department and develops and presents educational programs for First American’s Florida-based title insurance agents.

Prescott previously served as underwriting counsel for several large title insurance companies, where he primarily focused on examining and underwriting complex commercial transactions. In addition, Prescott worked in private practice, specializing in intellectual property and employment law and in the securities and private banking sectors as a financial advisor with major investment banking firms.

“Len is a seasoned attorney and proven underwriter who brings a wealth of knowledge and ability to the role of state counsel,” said Mike LaRosa, vice president and Florida state agency manager. “Bringing an underwriter of Len’s caliber on board sends a clear message that we are dedicated to adding the resources necessary to provide the highest quality product, services, expertise and customer experience in the industry.”

Prescott graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire and is a member of the Academic Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree in 1998 from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Real Property Sections and the state bar of Florida and Maryland.

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