Laurence J. Usignol joins First American Title Insurance Company as vice president-New ...


February 21, 1997, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Laurence J. Usignol has joined First American Title Insurance Company as vice president-New Jersey state counsel, according to Michael F. Frederick Jr., regional vice president for the company's North Atlantic region. In his new position, Usignol will be responsible for agency support and underwriting, and will be one of several representatives of First American at various activities of the New Jersey Land Title Association and the New Jersey Land Title Association Rating Bureau.

"First American Title's success in New Jersey depends upon our ability to continue our tradition of providing unequaled support to our ever-growing agency network throughout the state," said Frederick. "Larry's extensive knowledge and experience will contribute tremendously towards that objective."

Usignol brings 14 years of experience as a vice president and counsel for title insurance companies in New Jersey. He holds a bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania law school. He is a member of the New Jersey and Camden County Bar Associations. He is a past president of the New Jersey Land Title Association, and currently serves on the board of directors of the New Jersey Land Title Institute.

A New Jersey native, Usignol lives in Marlton with his wife, Charlotte, and their two daughters.

First American Title Insurance Company, principal subsidiary of The First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers 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 the Bahama Islands, Bermuda, 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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