HBA Legal names new partner

HBA Legal names new partner | Insurance Business Australia

HBA Legal names new partner

Insurance law specialist HBA Legal has promoted Mario Raciti (pictured above) to partner, after more than four years as senior associate.

Raciti brings to his new role more than a decade of experience in professional indemnity, casualty, dispute resolution, and subrogated recoveries. Prior to HBA Legal, he worked at Hunt and Hunt and DibbsBarker.

Raciti “is a genuine expert in the defendant insurance litigation space and his negotiation skills mean he is a master at dealing with everything from the smallest to the largest of claims,” said Brett Ablong, managing director.

Ablong said Raciti is not only an exceptional lawyer, but also a team player.

“We business plan as a team rather than in silos under each individual partner, and there are definitely certain skills that are conducive to that environment,” Ablong said. “You have to be a good negotiator in the field and around the boardroom table with your peers. Mario is an asset in this regard, and we look forward to the next chapter with him.”

Also taking up new roles within the firm are Associate Nik Stanisic, who has been promoted to senior associate, and Eastern States Office Manager Simone Joannou, who has become chief of staff for HBA Legal nationally.