SAN FRANCISCO, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (LSE:JLT), the leading global specialist risk advisor and broker, is pleased to announce the appointment of Vipul Kumar as Vice President of the Transaction Advisory Practice.

Based in San Francisco, Kumar will be working with clients to understand their merger and acquisition (M&A) risks, and to provide custom solutions. Through the Transaction Advisory Practice, Kumar will advise private equity funds, and strategic buyers and sellers on the structuring and placement of representations and warranties (R&W), contingent tax, litigation/known risk, fraudulent transfer and successor liability insurance solutions in M&A transactions.

Kumar joins JLT from Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, where he served as a Senior Associate Attorney. During this time, he led a team of attorneys, paralegals and assistants to execute financings, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures. Prior to this position, he has worked at various law firms were he drove legal process for multi-billion dollar acquisitions and divestitures.

“We could not be more delighted to officially welcome Vipul to the JLT Specialty USA team” said David Payne, Chief Revenue Officer of JLT Specialty USA. “We will continue to enhance our position as a leading mergers and acquisitions insurance advisor and specialist”.

“Vipul’s in-depth mergers and acquisitions and corporate law experience will be invaluable not only for our team, but also for our clients,” added John McNally, Leader and Executive Vice President of the Transaction Advisory Practice at JLT Specialty USA. “Having Vipul on our team is a reflection of our on-going commitment to hire the best professionals in our industry.”

Kumar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

JLT encourages any potential applicants interested in rapidly developing their careers and becoming part of its U.S. Specialty team to contact Karen Isaacs at 215-309-4601, karen.isaacs@jltholdings.com.

JLT ENQUIRIES:
Name: Ashely Deal, VP of Marketing
Phone: (310) 266-9464
Email: ashely.deal@jltus.com 

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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT.L)
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence. JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in more than 40 territories with over 10,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries. For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jlt.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Group and Twitter @JLTGroup.

About JLT Specialty USA
JLT Specialty USA is the U.S. platform of the leading specialty business advisory firm, Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group. Our experts have deep industry and product experience serving leading U.S. and global firms. Our key to client success is our freedom to be creative, collaborative, and analytical while challenging conventions, redefining problems, creating new analytical insights, and exploring new boundaries to deliver solutions for each client’s unique business and risks.

For further information about JLT, please visit our website www.jltus.com and follow us on LinkedIn at JLT Specialty USA and Twitter @JLTSpecialtyUSA.