GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) has named John Littzi as senior vice president - deputy general counsel and Neil Keenan as vice president – senior counsel. Both appointments are effective immediately.
Mr. Littzi joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2011 and since 2013 has served as vice president – senior counsel. Each year, he has taken on additional responsibilities, participating in a variety of corporate and investment transactions. More recently, he has broadened his role within the legal department and expanded his engagement with our operating units, working on a variety of transactional and litigation matters, underwriting concerns and regulatory issues. Previously, he was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Mr. Keenan joined W. R. Berkley Corporation in 2014 and since 2018 has served as assistant vice president – counsel. Over the past 2 years, he has worked on a diverse group of projects, involving corporate transactions, employment and litigation matters, underwriting concerns and regulatory issues. He has also taken the lead for the legal department on several difficult compliance projects, as well as being at the forefront of the legal department’s innovation efforts. Previously, he was an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
“Through their individual achievements, extremely hard work and singular dedication, John and Neil have each made meaningful contributions to the success of our enterprise,” said W. Robert Berkley, president and chief executive officer. “We congratulate them on their promotions and look forward to continuing to work together for many years to come.”
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance & Monoline Excess.