Patrick McLaughlin named vice president of corporate development for First ...


May 20, 1998, SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

Patrick McLaughlin has been named vice president of corporate development for First American Title Insurance Company, announced President Parker S. Kennedy. Working out of the Santa Ana, California, corporate office, McLaughlin is responsible for assisting with the continuing expansion and diversification of First American’s capabilities to serve nationwide customers.

McLaughlin started at First American in September 1988 as associate counsel at the Santa Ana, California, corporate office. In March 1989 he transferred to the Redwood City office as counsel, where he remained until being named regional counsel of the San Jose office of First American Title Guaranty Company in 1990. Two years later, he was named vice president-county manager for Solano County, and in 1995, to county manager of Santa Clara County.

McLaughlin holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a juris doctor from the University of San Francisco. McLaughlin is also a member of the State Bar of California. A California native, McLaughlin lives in Newport Beach with his wife, Leta, and their newborn son, Alexander.

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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