RT Specialty awards top lawyer for new positionsRT Specialty has announced the appointment of Mark S. Katz as Executive Vice President. Katz is responsible for developing and improving customized first-party property insurance products and programs.

Before Katz joined RT Speciality, he worked for 25 years at the law firm Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, where he analyzed and litigated complex insurance coverage disputes for insurers, with an emphasis on property disputes. In particular, he focused on commercial real estate, heavy industry / petrochemicals, energy (renewable and fossil fuels), rail / transit authority and risk / construction sector of builders.

"I had an incredible 25 years at Mound Cotton and worked with the best and the brightest, and now I'm excited about the opportunity to join the exceptionally talented people at RT Specialty," said Katz. "The RT platform has evolved and what they have accomplished in just nine years is truly amazing, and I am very much looking forward to preventing problems before they develop, which will benefit both insurers, policyholders and brokers. programs, better tailored to the unique needs of each insured, will result in a shared understanding of the coverage coverage and fewer post-loss difficulties during the claim handling process. "I have seen the problems for decades and the associated economic inefficiencies My goal now is to be part of the solution. "

"The addition of someone from Mark Katz's caliber to the brokerage community is unprecedented and brings RT Specialty one of the smartest headlines in the first-party property insurance business," said Brenda (Ballard) Austenfeld, president of RT Specialty & # 39 ; s real estate practice. "By moving its vast experience and skills from the courtroom to the boardroom, RT Specialty can provide unique expertise and insight into the procurement and placement process.Our mission is not only to refine existing products, but to create customized solutions from the ground up with the customer in everything we do. "