Woodruff Sawyer snags corporate securities expert

Woodruff Sawyer snags corporate securities expert

Woodruff Sawyer snags corporate securities expert

Woodruff Sawyer, one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the US, has announced the appointment of Lenin Lopez as vice president and corporate securities attorney for the management liability practice.

In his new role, Lopez will use his expertise in corporate securities, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, and corporate governance to support clients across Woodruff Sawyer’s management liability practice. He will be based in San Diego.

Prior to joining Woodruff Sawyer, Lopez served as lead corporate counsel at Takeda, where he was responsible for SEC and New York Stock Exchange compliance and US governance functions. He has held similar roles at Sempra Energy, Shire, Baxalta, and CareFusion.

“Working for an insurance broker wasn’t even on my radar, but after I met the team, I knew this was an excellent opportunity to leverage my experience limiting risk for public companies in the service of a variety of different clients,” Lopez said. “I’m excited to work with Woodruff Sawyer’s clients, which are some of the most interesting and innovative companies out there.”

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“Lenin’s expertise is a strong complement to the management liability team, and I look forward to working with him as we advise clients on risk mitigation strategies,” said Priya Huskins, senior vice president, management liability at Woodruff Sawyer. “I believe our clients are going to be very pleased with the value his counsel brings to them.”

“Woodruff Sawyer’s management liability team is top-notch, not only in the depth of their expertise but in their ability to help clients understand and manage risk,” said Seth Pfalzer, senior vice president and Northern California management liability practice leader at Woodruff Sawyer. “The addition of Lenin will provide another valuable resource for our clients as they navigate a challenging market.”