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“A lot of companies will prefer to have someone who does have an insurance industry background, but I know of many companies that have hired someone who has never worked in the industry before but is used to the interplay between government regulators and lawyers,” Michael Sachs, a partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa in Chicago, said. (Photo: Shutterstock) “A lot of companies will prefer to have someone who does have an insurance industry background, but I know of many companies that have hired someone who has never worked in the industry before but is used to the interplay between government regulators and lawyers,” Michael Sachs, a partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa in Chicago, said. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The retirements of experienced in-house attorneys at major insurance companies, coupled with incoming COVID-19 lawsuits and natural disasters, have brought in a new crop of general counsel in the industry during the pandemic.

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