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Robert Barbarowicz Elected to Partnership

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December 20, 2012

Michelman & Robinson, LLP ("M&R") is pleased to announce that Robert ("Bob") P. Barbarowicz will become a Partner in its Los Angeles office effective January 1, 2013.  Mr. Barbarowicz joined M&R’s well-respected Regulatory & Administrative Department in 2011, as Of Counsel.

Mr. Barbarowicz, a seasoned attorney, has vast experience in the Insurance Industry, including insurance regulation, corporate law and transactions. He has represented insurance companies in sensitive and unique regulatory matters before various Departments of Insurance, including the California, Florida, New York, Texas, Arizona, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia departments. He has represented clients in the property and casualty, life, banking, and title insurance industries in various significant transactions and regulatory matters.  Mr. Barbarowicz has also provided advice, counsel and obtained regulatory approvals for many significant corporate transactions.

Mr. Barbarowicz regularly monitors federal and state insurance related legislative and regulatory developments for clients and attends the National Association of Insurance Commissioners meetings.

Dana Kravetz, Managing Partner of M&R commented, "We are thrilled to announce Bob’s elevation to partner. Bob is an exceptional attorney with deep insurance industry knowledge that proves to be a tremendous asset to our firm.  Bob embodies everything we look for in a partner, as he is a leader within the firm who provides unparalleled client service.”

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Barbarowicz was a business executive and chief insurance regulation executive for Balboa Insurance Group for over 11 years. He was formerly an executive officer and general counsel of National Information Group and its Great Pacific Insurance Company, and The Ahmanson Insurance Companies. He was also a shareholder and Of Counsel to a prominent law firm in Los Angeles, and an associate at another prominent law firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Barbarowicz was also a member of the Laws and Government Affairs Committees of the Property Casualty Insurers Association and active in the Laws and Personal Lines committees of the Association of California Insurance Companies.

In 2010, Mr. Barbarowicz was appointed by the New York Superintendent of Insurance to be a member of the group to advise the Superintendent on Modernization of Insurance Filings in the State of New York. His recommendations on improving the rate filing process, together with the other members of the Personal Lines sub-committee, are part of the December 2010 Insurance Filings Modernization Initiative Report to the Superintendent of Insurance.

David Hauge, Chair of the Firm’s Regulatory & Administrative Department commented, "Bob’s expertise and experience have made him an integral part of our Regulatory & Administrative team, and all of us congratulate him on his new role with the Firm.”