NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alliant Insurance Services (www.alliant.com), the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that its ProQuest division has launched an entertainment practice. The initiative will be led by longtime entertainment attorney Joe Anderson and will provide targeted insurance and risk management services to law firms in the entertainment space. The practice will be based in ProQuest’s new Santa Monica, Calif. office.
“Entertainment law is a specialty practice with risks that are unique to the legal profession. This new practice will provide entertainment law firms with a comprehensive solution built specifically around their risk profile,” said Peter Vexter, Executive Vice President, ProQuest. “Joe’s industry expertise and strong ties to both the Southern and Northern California markets will be instrumental in establishing and growing Alliant’s presence in the entertainment industry.”
The entertainment practice will focus on and offer a range of integrated services, including coverage design and placement; claim analysis and advocacy; policy analysis and peer benchmarking; and risk control and practice management.
Anderson, who will serve as Associate Producer, is an expert in entertainment law within the fields of internet, film, music, and television. During his 25 years as an attorney, he has represented high-profile entertainers and corporations, handling brand management, litigation, intellectual property, and labor law.
Prior to joining ProQuest, Anderson served as General Counsel for StudySync.com, a Sonoma, Calif.-based online education technology company, where he handled all legal matters related to the firm’s digital media, entertainment, intellectual property, distribution, corporate, labor, and business functions. His leadership guided the firm from a start-up to an award-winning, 30-employee operation.
Anderson also has extensive experience in the law firm world, most recently as a partner with Rosen & Anderson, LLP, where he specialized in digital media, entertainment law, and brand management.
Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a former adjunct professor of digital and entertainment law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law and has published scholarly articles on conflicts of interest in entertainment law and California recording contracts.
The new Santa Monica office will be located at 3110 Main Street in The Annex.
ProQuest (www.proquestinsurance.com), a division of Alliant Insurance Services, provides a complete range of insurance placement and risk management services designed to meet the unique needs of law firms. It currently serves more than 300 law firms, ranging from local and regional firms to national and international practices, many of which are represented in the AmLaw 200.
About Alliant Insurance Services
Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. is one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States and has a history dating back to 1925. Alliant provides property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety, and financial products and services to more than 26,000 clients nationwide, including public entities, tribal nations, healthcare, energy, law firms, real estate, construction, and other industry groups. More information is available on the company’s web site at: www.alliant.com.