Blank Rome Lands Ex-Harleysville GC As Partner In Philly

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Blank Rome LLP has landed the former general counsel of insurer Harleysville Group Inc. to serve as a partner in the litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity groups in its Philadelphia office, it announced Tuesday.

Robert Kauffman, who started at the Philadelphia-based firm on June 1, also served as chief compliance officer and executive vice president at Harleysville, where he played a key role in overseeing the company's $834 million merger with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co., which closed in May 2012.

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