January 18, 2011

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC is pleased to welcome Shareholder Richard M. Amoroso to the firm’s Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation and Insurance Business and Regulatory law practices. Amoroso is an accomplished senior executive/attorney with more than 20 years experience working for one of Arizona's largest employers in the consumer products and insurance industries. He served most recently as president and chief executive officer of a large multi-national insurance company with offices around the United States.

“Rich brings real world experience to our growing firm, and has his finger on the pulse of the insurance issues executives face,” said Phoenix Managing Partner Edward Novak. “We are excited to have a lawyer of Rich's experience joining the firm.”

Amoroso will be assisting clients in working through complex insurance matters involving regulatory issues, insurance planning and strategy, risk assessment and analysis, coverage and risk transfer.

“Joining Polsinelli Shughart during this exciting growth period is a great opportunity for me,” said Amoroso. “The 10 years of experience in the corporate board room equips me to better understand the issues and develop strategies to help clients reduce their insurance related expenses.”

Amoroso graduated with honors from Rutgers School of Law, and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Cornell University. While at Rutgers, he served as an editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. He is also a licensed insurance broker in 47 states and a surplus lines broker in Michigan. He moved to Arizona in 1988, and currently resides in Chandler.

Amoroso joins Polsinelli Shughart during an unprecedented time of growth for the firm. Recently, the Phoenix office relocated to the new 27-story CityScape high-rise downtown. The move is a result of the explosive growth of the Phoenix office which increased by more than one-third last year to 57 attorneys today.
Amoroso is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:
• Insurance regulatory issues
• Insurance coverage
• Insurance related transactions

For info contact:

Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-395-0618,

Phoenix Marketing Manager Molly Edwards,602-650-2338,

About Polsinelli Shughart PC

With more than 500 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart PC ( is a national law firm that is a recognized leader in the areas of business law, financial services, real estate and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, Polsinelli Shughart is redefining the business of law by sharing ideas, goals and outcomes with its clients. The firm builds enduring relationships by creating value beyond legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices located in Kansas City; St. Louis; Phoenix; Chicago; Denver; Washington, D.C.; New York; Wilmington, Del.; Overland Park, Kan.; St. Joseph, Springfield, and Jefferson City, Mo.; Topeka, Kan.; and Edwardsville, Ill.