Mr. C. Peter Hitson and Mr. John P. McGann Join Council on Ethical Billing's Advisory Board

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The Council on Ethical Billing (CEB) announced today the appointments of Mr. C. Peter Hitson and Mr. John P. McGann to its Advisory Board.

The Council on Ethical Billing (CEB) announced today the appointments of Mr. C. Peter Hitson and Mr. John P. McGann to its Advisory Board.

"We are pleased to have two accomplished leaders join the CEB's Advisory Board. As attorneys and litigation management professionals, both Pete and John bring extensive experience to the Council" said Adam Potter, President of the Council on Ethical Billing. "These individuals will provide strategic direction for the growth and future development of the Council."

Peter Hitson is the Assistant Vice President, Legal Practices & Support for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. In support of Property and Casualty Claims, Pete is charged with selection, retention, evaluation and management of outside counsel and other legal vendor relationships. He also oversees The Hartford's legal bill review services and legal e-billing initiative.    Pete is the former National Manager of Panel Counsel, and served as Managing Attorney within Claims Legal. He was engaged in private practice prior to joining The Hartford. He is a graduate of Denison University and The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

John McGann is the Vice President, Claims Legal Services for OneBeacon Insurance. He is responsible for managing its 13 Staff Counsel Offices, Legal Coverage Unit, Legal Bill Review Unit and has oversight responsibility for panel counsel administration and selection (including the company's e-billing program). His involvement in industry related groups includes being Vice Chair of the ACC Insurance Staff Counsel Committee and being a member of the UTBMS Insurance Update Initiative Committee.

John is a former litigation attorney and has held a variety of legal positions with national insurers handling environmental coverage matters and litigation management initiatives. He has been an attorney for 25 years and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Franklin Pierce Law Center.

About the Council on Ethical Billing
The Council on Ethical Billing (CEB) is a nonpartisan alliance committed to furthering the highest levels of ethical standards and practice for legal representation within the insurance industry. The Council sponsors educational programs, provides oversight, and certifies lawyers and law firms who meet high standards of excellence. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only, based on nominations from CEB Fellows. Each member attorney must complete two hours of Council-developed CLE ethical training annually. For more information, please visit http://www.ethicalbilling.org.

Contact:
Adam Potter
(212) 724-2345
adam.potter @ ethicalbilling.org

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