Aon has appointed Wendy Knobels (pictured) to serve as a senior representations & warranties insurance broker.
Knobels joins Aon’s representation & warranties insurance practice, which is under the company’s M&A and transaction solutions business. In her new role, Knobels will lead Aon’s representations & warranties insurance for its Western North American hub. She will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Most recently, Knobels was a managing director from AIG’s M&A insurance group, where she served as a senior representations and warranties insurance underwriter. Before joining the insurance industry, she was a corporate associate at several law firms, such as Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Milbank LLP.
“Once again, we are delighted to welcome a new colleague and leader, Wendy Knobel, to the team,” said Aon M&A and transaction solutions co-CEO and transaction solutions practice leader Gary Blitz. “Our strategic hiring continues to focus on providing our clients with the experience, innovation and infrastructure needed to ensure their deals move forward effectively and result in strong outcomes whether the transaction is in the US or around the world. It is this thoughtful approach that allows us to continue as a leader in M&A risk solutions.”
In a company release, Aon announced that in addition to Knobel’s appointment, it is continuing to expand the representations & warranties team in the Western US, and nationally at all levels. Several analysts have been onboarded to support the representations & warranties, litigation, as well as claims practices of the company.