First American Appoints Chief Legal Officer

September 23, 2021

First American Financial Corp. named Lisa Cornehl as senior vice president and chief legal officer. In her new position, Cornehl will be responsible for setting the company’s legal strategy and overseeing legal affairs. She previously served as deputy general counsel, litigation and as chief privacy officer.

“Lisa is a proven legal strategist and operator who has skillfully managed our company’s risk and vigorously defended its reputation,” said Ken DeGiorgio, president of First American Financial. “Her keen insights into our business and strategic counsel will serve our company well as we execute on our growth strategy.”

Cornehl is also an influential industry voice who currently serves on ALTA’s Data Privacy Work Group. Since joining First American in 2011 as senior litigation counsel, she was promoted to deputy general counsel, litigation in 2015 and was appointed chief privacy officer in 2018. Earlier in her career, she worked for a leading international law firm.

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