Mann and Chambers Appointed Vice-Chairs of ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee


PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 29, 2014) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce Jay M. Mann and Andy J. Chambers have been appointed Vice-Chairs of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Fidelity and Surety Law Committee.

The Vice-Chairs serve a one-year term, which commenced in August. The leadership appointment is in recognition of their commitment to TIPS and their reputation among the 25,000 TIPS members.

“I am proud to have served as Vice-Chair of the ABA Fidelity and Surety Law Committee for 15 years,” stated Mann. “This is a hard working group that volunteers much time and effort to promote the fidelity and surety industries, and I look forward to its continued success.”

 “I am honored to have been selected for the Vice-Chair position,” said Chambers. “I look forward to contributing to the valuable role the ABA/TIPS Fidelity and Surety Law Committee serves in the industry.”

Mann is Chair of the firm's Construction, Fidelity and Surety department. He is a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of construction, surety, and fidelity law. Mann is also active in numerous professional and civic organizations, including the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa Bar Association, and numerous other organizations focused on construction, surety, and fidelity law. He earned a J.D., with honors, from Loyola University of Chicago and a B.A. from the University of Illinois.

Chambers is a member of the firm’s Construction, Fidelity and Surety department. He focuses his practice on fidelity law, commercial litigation, surety, and construction law. He possesses extensive commercial litigation experience, guiding clients through all phases of claim investigation, litigation, trial, arbitration, mediation, and appeals. In addition, Chambers also represents companies and insurers in the emerging arena of cyber security and data breaches. He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at American University and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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