UP CLOSE: Stephen MollPosted On: Oct. 25, 2015 12:00 AM CST
HOUSTON-BASED PARTNER IN THE INSURANCE RECOVERY GROUP
Reed Smith L.L.P.
PREVIOUS POSITION: Houston-based partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell L.L.P.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: Working with a strategic-focused law firm and one of the largest and best insurance recovery groups in the world.
GOALS FOR NEW POSITION: Building a vibrant insurance recovery group in Houston.
CHALLENGES FACING INDUSTRY: More cyber liability issues. Virtually all crime will not be seen in the world of physical assets, but in the cyber world.
FIRST INDUSTRY JOB: Handling and later supervising property claims for one of the nation's largest casualty insurers, Farmers Insurance Group of Cos.
WHAT SURPRISED ME: The propensity of people to lie, even under oath.
ADVICE: Do the right thing, even when no one's looking.
OUTSIDE THE INDUSTRY, A DREAM JOB: Serving on a Mercy Ship.
HOBBIES: Sailing, cycling (and) woodworking. Did I mention sailing?
THING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ME: I once put out a fire on a motorboat after the rest of the crew had abandoned ship.
WHEN I RETIRE: I want to continue doing good work, perhaps for a faith-based organization, and, yes, more sailing.
FAVORITE MEAL: Good food with even better friends, perhaps a bottle of wine, sitting in the cockpit of a sailboat.
CAN'T-MISS TELEVISION SHOW: None. I never get to the end of a year and wish I had watched more television. My advice: Turn off the television and go have some real-life adventures.
BEST CITY: Houston, a city that celebrates the ethnic diversity of its citizens and rewards ability rather than lineage.
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Sailing with friends.