United National Group, Ltd. announced that Stephen A. Cozen, Esq., the founder and Chairman of the Philadelphia law firm Cozen O’Connor, has been elected to its Board of Directors and has been appointed Chairman of the Compensation Committee.
United National is a holding company formed under the laws of the Cayman Islands. It has a 44-year operating history in the specialty insurance markets through its wholly owned subsidiaries.
Cozen, 64, heads a law firm specializing in insurance related and commercial litigation, employing more than 490 attorneys with twenty-one offices throughout the U.S., an office in London and an affiliate in Canada.
The bulletin noted that he is “a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and was formerly an Officer and Director of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He is also well recognized as a consummate strategist, an appellate advocate, and is frequently called upon for specialized appellate advice, counsel and oral advocacy before both State and Federal appellate courts. Mr. Cozen is also a nationally recognized lecturer and author on a wide variety of legal and litigation issues with judicial opinions frequently citing his articles and texts as authoritative references.”
United National Chairman Saul Fox commented: “Mr. Cozen brings to United National a uniquely broad and deep understanding of what is required to be a top tier insurance provider having worked intimately over his extensive career with numerous U.S. and international, standard lines and mono-line, very large public and smaller private insurance carriers. Given what he accomplished in establishing Cozen O’Connor as an international legal powerhouse focused on assisting the insurance community, Mr. Cozen’s contributions will prove invaluable as we strive to successfully expand United National’s business and operations.”
The bulletin noted that Fox “is also the Chief Executive Officer of Fox Paine & Co., LLC, which engineered and financed the acquisition of United National in September 2003, spearheaded the company’s initial public offering in December 2003, and continues as United National’s largest shareholder.”
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