Kathleen M. Collins accepts position of associate counsel


September 22, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Kathleen M. Collins has accepted the position of associate counsel for First American Title Insurance Company, announced President Parker S. Kennedy. Working out of the company's headquarters in Santa Ana, California, Collins will be responsible for claims and corporate legal issues.

Collins served as a paralegal for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a New York-based law firm, from 1984 until 1987, serving in the firm's Los Angeles and Washington D.C. branch offices. Collins was then hired as an associate/law clerk by the Law Offices of Kenneth L. Schreiber, in Los Angeles, in 1988. Five years later, she went to work for the Los Angeles law firm Marcus, Watanabe, Snyder & Dave, where she served as associate, her most recent position.

A California native, Collins holds a bachelor of science degree from American University, in Washington D.C., and a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles. Collins lives in Redondo Beach with her husband, Mark Harper.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. The largest title insurer in the nation, it offers title services through a network of more than 300 offices and 4,000 agents throughout the United States. It also provides title services abroad in Australia, the Bahama Islands, Canada, Guam, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, California.

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