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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 (http://www.ARAGgroup.com) 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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Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) July 11, 2008

Ann Cosimano, General Counsel for ARAG®, the global leader in legal insurance, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API). Cosimano said, “I am pleased to serve on the API Board because the organization is committed to meeting the ongoing need for education regarding legal plans and affordable access to the justice system.”

“People are increasingly concerned about the frequency and complexity of personal legal issues. Unfortunately, they often lack the time, energy or resources to seek legal advice, which can put them at risk,” noted Cosimano. “Legal plans can provide people with quality, affordable and accessible resources to resolve their legal needs.”

Cosimano, who directs ARAG’s Legal, Regulatory, Compliance and Provider Relations departments, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology and pre-law from Peru State College and attended Creighton University School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Cosimano is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Iowa State Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She is actively involved in the ARAG Cares Program, which provides education and free legal services to residents of the Family Violence Center in Des Moines.

The American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (www.aplsi.org) is a professional trade organization that represents the legal services plan industry and is affiliated with the American Bar Association.

ARAG (www.ARAGgroup.com), the global leader of legal insurance, has an international premium base of more than .75 billion and protects 15 million individuals and their families – worldwide. ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans that provide a smart and trusted path for resolving legal issues. This enables people to protect their families, finances and futures.

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ARAG Board Member David Baker Named to ABA Committee

Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) December 17, 2009

The American Bar Association has appointed retired ARAG general counsel David Baker to a three-year term on the Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services. The committee works closely with the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute (API) to promote the development of legal service plans for the benefit of consumers and attorneys and is part of its governing board of directors. Baker had previously served several terms as an elected member of API’s board.

Baker spent 13 years as ARAG general counsel and four years as the organization’s treasurer. He has been a member of the ARAG board of directors since 2006. He has more than three decades of experience delivering legal services including working with the Ohio State Legal Services Association and directing the Ohio State Bar Association sponsored legal plan for City of Columbus employees. Baker also provided consulting services to legal plan developers, plan sponsors, entrepreneurs and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Baker earned his juris doctorate degree from Ohio State University and his bachelor of philosophy from Wayne State University. He is an inactive member of the bar in Iowa and Ohio and has been active in several organizations including the American Bar Association, the Association for Corporate Counsel and the Iowa and Ohio state bar associations.

ARAG, a global leader of legal insurance, has an international premium base of almost billion and protects 15.5 million individuals and their families – worldwide. ARAG offers comprehensive legal plans that provide a smart and trusted path for resolving legal issues. This enables people to protect their families, finances and futures.

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