SOURCE: Alliant Insurance Services

Alliant Insurance Services

August 01, 2011 13:00 ET

Katherine Laws Joins Alliant Healthcare Solutions in Dallas as Vice President, Client Advocacy

With More Than 20 Years of Healthcare-Specific Legal Experience, Laws Will Be Responsible for a Wide Range of Client Advocacy Services

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2011) - Alliant Insurance Services (www.alliantinsurance.com), the nation's largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Katherine Laws has joined its national healthcare practice, Alliant Healthcare Solutions, as Vice President, Client Advocacy and will assist healthcare clients nationwide by providing a wide range of advocacy services, including coverage analysis, complex claims evaluation and negotiation, and enterprise risk management (ERM) analysis.

Laws, who will be based in Alliant's Dallas office, has been a practicing attorney specializing in healthcare law for more than 20 years. She joins Alliant from the Rockwall, TX-based law firm of Steed Flagg Lamberth, LLP, where she was a partner representing hospitals and physicians in defense of medical malpractice lawsuits, with an emphasis on catastrophic injury and death cases.

Prior to Steed Flagg Lamberth, Laws was Director of Litigation Services for Texas Health Resources, an Arlington, TX-based non-profit healthcare delivery system comprised of acute-care and short-stay hospitals.

"We are pleased to have Katherine Laws join our team, and she will serve as a true client advocate dedicated to assisting clients of Alliant Healthcare Solutions on a wide range of issues," commented Phil Reischman, Managing Director of Alliant Healthcare Solutions.

Added Janet Hale, also a Managing Director of Alliant Healthcare Solutions, "With so many complex issues that continue to impact healthcare organizations today -- from the dizzying array of government compliance regulations to complicated coverage questions -- Katherine's contract law and litigation expertise makes her a genuine differentiator for Alliant who will provide a new level of advocacy-driven expertise and service to our clients."

Laws earned her Juris Doctorate in 1991 from Baylor University School of Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science with an emphasis in communication from the University of Oregon.

About Alliant Insurance Services

Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers' compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to some 20,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company's web site at: www.alliantinsurance.com.

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