Leonard Prescott Named Vice President And State Counsel For First American Title Insurance Company's Florida Operations

July 25, 2012, Miami, FL.,

First American Title Insurance Company announced today that Leonard (Len) F. Prescott IV, Esq., has joined the company’s Underwriting Department in Florida as state counsel and vice president.

In his new role, Prescott oversees the activities of Florida’s underwriting department and develops and presents educational programs for First American’s Florida-based title insurance agents.

Prescott previously served as underwriting counsel for several large title insurance companies, where he primarily focused on examining and underwriting complex commercial transactions. In addition, Prescott worked in private practice, specializing in intellectual property and employment law and in the securities and private banking sectors as a financial advisor with major investment banking firms.

“Len is a seasoned attorney and proven underwriter who brings a wealth of knowledge and ability to the role of state counsel,” said Mike LaRosa, vice president and Florida state agency manager. “Bringing an underwriter of Len’s caliber on board sends a clear message that we are dedicated to adding the resources necessary to provide the highest quality product, services, expertise and customer experience in the industry.”

Prescott graduated, summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire and is a member of the Academic Honor Society Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Law Degree in 1998 from the Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Real Property Sections and the State Bar of both Florida and Maryland.

About First American Title Insurance Company
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about First American Financial Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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