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Kevin M. LaCroix

OakBridge Insurance Services, LLC

Beachwood, OH, USA


Kevin La Croix joined OakBridge in 2006, bringing his exceptional combination of underwriting, claims and corporate governance expertise as a resource for the firm's Retail Brokers and clients. Kevin manages the firm's Beachwood, Ohio office.

Kevin is also the author of the Internet weblog, The D & O Diary, http://www.dandodiary.com, “a periodic journal containing items of interest from the world of directors’ and officers’ liability, with occasional commentary.”

Kevin has been involved in directors’ and officers’ liability insurance issues for over 25 years. He began his career as a coverage attorney and partner at the Washington, D.C law firm of Ross, Dixon and Bell. (Ross Dixon has merged into Troutman Sanders, effective January 1, 2009.) More recently, Kevin served as President of Genesis Professional Liability Managers, a D&O insurance underwriter and part of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies.

Throughout his career, Kevin has been active in the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), serving on its Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2005, and as its President in 2004. Kevin also served as Co-Chair of the PLUS D&O Liability Symposium from 2007 through 2009. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the PLUS Foundation. In 2008, Kevin received the PLUS Founder’s Award, given annually to the PLUS member who has made “lasting and outstanding contributions” to PLUS.

Kevin speaks frequently on D&O issues, and in the recent past has spoken at conferences sponsored by PLUS, the Stanford Law School Directors' College, the American Conference Institute, Mealey’s, the University of Connecticut Law School, the American Bar Association, C5, IPQC, RiskMetrics, Bear Stearns, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Forum for Institutional Investors, the Casualty Actuarial Institute and the Reinsurance Association of America. Kevin’s comments on D&O liability and insurance issues have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg, Dow Jones Newswire, Business Week, International Herald Tribune, Compliance Week, Business Insurance, Risk & Insurance and National Underwriter. In addition, Kevin is a columnist for the Insurance Journal.

Kevin is a graduate of the University of Virginia and of the University of Michigan Law School.

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