Stewart Appoints Chief Legal Officer
May 8, 2012
Stewart Information Services announced the appointment of chief legal officer (CLO) John Killea. With more than 30 years of legal experience, Killea will assume the CLO position in addition to his current post as general counsel of Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
As CLO, Killea will serve as a key member of the executive team, ensuring business practices, programs and policies are executed with the highest ethical standards and comply with legal requirements. He will also lead the legal department in evaluating and offering advice on business, legal and risk issues while furthering the organization’s long-term strategic goals.
"Serving as general counsel for our major underwriters, John is a natural choice for the role of Stewart's chief legal officer," said Matt Morris, CEO. "As CLO he will be responsible for guiding our company in its decisions and actions to achieve our objectives while protecting the company’s financial, ethical and reputational interests.”
Following his tenure in private practice Killea joined Stewart in 2000 as counsel in the claims and agency underwriting areas for Stewart Title Insurance Company, New York. Later, he served as general counsel and chief claims counsel for the New York underwriter.
Killea graduated cum laude from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and is a member of the New York State Bar and the New York State Bar Association.