H.W. Kaufman Group names general counsel

He also joins the company's leadership team

H.W. Kaufman Group names general counsel

Insurance News

By Mika Pangilinan

Global insurance organization H.W. Kaufman Group has announced the appointment of David R. Janis as general counsel and a member of its leadership team.

In this role, Janis will provide counsel on transactions, contracts, and litigation, while also collaborating closely with the company’s compliance department to ensure adherence to industry best practices.

Additionally, Janis has been tasked with deploying best practices for corporate governance, as well as building a framework for strategic risk management and mitigation.

“David brings to Kaufman a sharp mind along with outstanding legal expertise and business acumen that will continue to propel our company forward,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, chairman, president and CEO. “His experience will be key in supporting our long-term and sustainable success.”

Janis has worked as a practicing attorney and corporate advisor for nearly two decades. He joins Kaufman from Rocket Mortgage, where he served as associate general counsel. He was also an active member of the company's risk advisory group and risk counsel, setting the strategy for codes of conduct, ethics, information security and vendor management. 

Janis will be based at Kaufman’s corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. He reports to executive vice president Jodie Kaufman Davis.

“We are pleased to add David’s leadership and expertise as Kaufman continues to scale our worldwide growth,” said Kaufman Davis. “His expansive skills and knowledge in the professional and financial services sectors will be integral to deepening our corporate infrastructure, while evolving as an innovator and preferred partner in the industry.” 

News of Janis' appointment comes amid a period of substantial growth for Kaufman. In the past year alone, the company has welcomed over 380 new hires and promoted more than 225 existing associates.

H.W. Kaufman Group is the parent company of Burns & Wilcox, which announced the opening of a North Carolina office earlier this year.

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