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H.W. Kaufman Group Appoints David R. Janis as General Counsel

Farmington Hills, Mich. (August 7, 2023) – H.W. Kaufman Group, a privately held, global insurance organization, today announced the hiring of David R. Janis as General Counsel and a member of the company’s leadership team.

“David brings to Kaufman a sharp mind along with outstanding legal expertise and business acumen that will continue to propel our company forward,” said Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group. “His experience will be key in supporting our long-term and sustainable success.”

Based at Kaufman’s corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Janis reports to Jodie Kaufman Davis, Executive Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group.

Janis’ responsibilities include providing counsel on transactions, contracts and litigation, while working closely with the company’s Compliance department. Additionally, he will deploy best practices for corporate governance, while building a responsible and responsive framework for strategic risk management and mitigation.

“We are pleased to add David’s leadership and expertise as Kaufman continues to scale our worldwide growth,” said Kaufman Davis. “His expansive skills and knowledge in the professional and financial services sectors will be integral to deepening our corporate infrastructure, while evolving as an innovator and preferred partner in the industry.”

For nearly 20 years, Janis has worked as a practicing attorney and corporate advisor. Previously, he served as Associate General Counsel at Rocket Mortgage in Detroit. As an active member of the company’s Risk Advisory Group and Risk Counsel, Janis set the strategy for and authored Codes of Conduct, Ethics, Information Security and Vendor Management.

H.W. Kaufman Group experienced substantial growth in recent years, which has led to an increase in hiring top talent. Over the past year, the company onboarded more than 380 new hires and promoted more than 225 existing associates, further showcasing the company’s commitment to investment in its people. To learn more about careers with H.W. Kaufman Group, visit

About H.W. Kaufman Group:

H.W. Kaufman Group employs more than 2,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Michigan, H.W. Kaufman Group also includes: Burns & Wilcox (US), Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Atain Insurance Companies, RB Jones, Stonemark, Minuteman Adjusters, Kaufman Institute, and Noremac Marketing Group. H.W. Kaufman Group International includes: H.W. Kaufman Group Europe, Chesterfield Group, Lochain Patrick, Burns & Wilcox United Kingdom and Node International. More information can be found at