Lockton names new US general counsel

General counsel Sara Romine joins Lockton after a stint at AT&T

Lockton names new US general counsel

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Lockton has announced the appointment of Sara Romine (pictured above) as US general counsel. Mitchell succeeds Ann Abercrombie, who retired in May after 18 years with the company.

“Lockton has been fortunate to attract and retain some of the best in-house legal talent over the years, in the US and internationally,” said Trey Humphrey, group general counsel for Lockton. “I’m delighted to welcome Sara to Lockton and confident that she’ll help make our legal department even stronger.”

Romine joins the company from AT&T, where she was assistant vice president for the legal department. Prior to that, she was a partner with law firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal. Romine also served as a clerk for federal judges in the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals and the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

Romine is active in several bar association groups, including those focused on the advancement of women in the legal profession. She serves as a mentor for the Dallas Bar Association’s WE LEAD (Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession) program and is a member of the Dallas Association of Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and the Sedona Conference.

“Lockton’s independence and client-focused and caring culture have made it an insurance industry leader and an exciting place to work,” Romine said. “I’m thrilled to join Lockton and help it continue to leverage its world-class legal department as the company continues to grow and serve its clients, Lockton associates and communities.”

Romine is Lockton’s latest hire. Last month, the company appointed Ben Ryan as a senior broker at Lockton Re, its global reinsurance business. In July, Lockton appointed Matthew Clodwick as vice president and producer in its Cleveland office.

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