RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced that Richard Spenner has joined the company as senior vice president and head of litigation, effective today. The position reports directly to Kirkland Hicks, executive vice president and general counsel. Spenner’s appointment follows the recent hiring of Steve Harris as senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer in April 2017, as well as the January 2017 appointment of Andrea Goodrich as senior vice president and corporate secretary.
“I am extremely pleased that Richard has joined the organization,” said Hicks. “As the head of litigation, he will play a pivotal role here at Lincoln and I am confident he will make a significant contribution. We are fortunate to have a legal professional with such an impressive track record leading this function.”
In his new role, Spenner will protect and advance Lincoln Financial’s interests in all litigation filed by or against the company. He will work closely with the company’s business units to align litigation and pre-litigation strategies to Lincoln Financial’s goals and to anticipate developing litigation, regulatory and investigative trends.
Prior to joining Lincoln Financial, Spenner served as general counsel for Corporate Litigation and E-Discovery at Willis Towers Watson, where he managed all global corporate litigation. He also previously worked as managing counsel for Risk and Litigation at Towers Watson & Co. Spenner began his career 15 years ago as an associate in Dispute Resolution for Nabarro Law Firm.
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Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $236 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2017. Learn more at: www.LincolnFinancial.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at http://newsroom.lfg.com.