Liberty Mutual Insurance Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Long has announced that Damon Hart has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2022. With this appointment, Hart joins the company’s executive leadership team and will report to Long.
Previously, Hart was promoted to Deputy Chief Legal Officer in 2020 and prior to this, served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for litigation and coverage, overseeing the interests of Liberty Mutual and providing enterprise-wide coverage advice and opinions. Damon also spent several years as Deputy General Counsel for Employment Legal. Before joining Liberty Mutual in 2014, Hart was a partner at three national law firms where he focused on litigation and employment matters.
Hart is actively involved in the company’s Employee Resource Groups and throughout the community where he coaches youth sports and mentors rising professionals. He is a founding member of The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund – a coalition of Black and Brown executives in Massachusetts working to address and eliminate systemic racism and racial inequity. Hart is also on the Board of Directors of The Home for Little Wanderers and the New England Legal Foundation.
“Damon’s tremendous experience across a wide variety of legal disciplines has helped shape our company and culture,” said Long. “He is a dedicated leader, demonstrating his steadfast commitment to the community and Liberty Mutual. He will excel at spearheading our global legal practice, continually working in the best interest of our policyholders, partners and employees.”