ARAG® Welcomes Director of Attorney Network

Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) November 7, 2006

ARAG®, a leading legal services provider, welcomes Christine Branstad as its Director of Legal Network Management and Development.

Branstad bring more than 10 years of experience working in private practice and litigation management. Her responsibilities include facilitating the recruitment, retention and support of ARAG’s Attorney Network.

“Christine’s leadership helps bolster our process to build and maintain strong partnerships that directly benefit our plan members,” said Robert Fishman, ARAG’s president and CEO. “Our comprehensive attorney network delivers peace of mind to individuals requiring legal assistance and information.”

Prior to joining ARAG, Branstad worked in private practice. Her background includes civil litigation and family law. Branstad also worked at EMC Insurance Companies as a subrogation attorney where she conducted direct litigation and litigation management of outside counsel. She tried more than fifty jury trials as an assistant Jasper County attorney in Newton, Iowa, and was appointed the area drug prosecutor for a task force of multiple law enforcement agencies.

Branstad received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and her Juris Doctor from Drake University. Her educational background includes serving as a student attorney for the Drake Legal Clinic, a professor’s research assistant and a judicial intern. Branstad also clerked for a civil litigation attorney and worked for the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. She is licensed to practice in Iowa and the District of Columbia.

Branstad is a member of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, The Iowa Bar Association and The American Bar Association. She also is a Master of the Bench in the Blackstone Inn of Court.

About ARAG North America Inc.

ARAG ( is a leading provider of legal services. We have been offering employer voluntary group legal plans for more than 30 years and serve nearly one million members and their families. The A.M. Best Company assigned ARAG Insurance Company a Best’s Rating of A (Excellent).

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