David Kearney, Chief executive partner, Wotton + Kearney
WOTTON + KEARNEY
Last year, Wotton + Kearney celebrated 15 years as a law fi rm focused solely on providing insurance-related legal services. Under the leadership of co-founder and chief executive partner David Kearney, the business has grown from a one-office operation with six lawyers to a four-office firm with a team comprising more than 120 lawyers.
Kearney has expertise in most classes of commercial insurance and was recognised as the only ‘Eminent Practitioner’ in insurance law in the Chambers Asia-Pacific guide in both 2016 and 2017.
In recent times, Kearney was crucial to the launch of Legalign Global, an innovative legal services business model that saw four leading regional insurance law fi rms from across the world (including W+K) form an alliance that will work to ensure that the legal needs of the growing multinational insurance market are met.
Kearney has told Insurance Business that, in 2018, W+K will increase its focus on thought leadership, aiming to share with the insurance market, including brokers, trends witnessed at the claims resolution coalface and how those trends will impact on future exposures.