Patrick E. McLaughlin Named President of First American's National Default Title Services Group


June 15, 2005, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company today announced that Patrick E. McLaughlin has been named president of the company’s National Default Title Services group. In this new role, McLaughlin will oversee all operations of the division, which helps customers manage defaulted loans throughout acquisition, loss mitigation, foreclosure and the REO process. 

McLaughlin comes to his new position following four years as chief operating officer for the company’s Lenders Advantage division. He initially joined First American in 1989 when he was hired as counsel for First American Title in Redwood City, Calif. He was named regional counsel in 1989, then went on to hold positions as vice president and county manager in Solano and Santa Clara counties in Northern California before joining the Lenders Advantage Division in 2000. 

A member of the State Bar of California, McLaughlin earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a juris doctor from the University of San Francisco. He lives in Irvine with his wife, Leta, and their two young children.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through more than 1,700 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

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