From the Wires
Heffler Claims Administration Welcomes Elizabeth Graham King, Esq., Mark P. Rapazzini, Esq., and James R. Prutsman, MBA to Its Leadership Team
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 5, 2012 03:55 PM
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffler Claims Administration ("Heffler") is proud to announce that Elizabeth Graham King, Esq., Mark P. Rapazzini Esq., and James R. Prutsman, MBA have joined the firm as shareholders. Graham King, Rapazzini, and Prutsman will be responsible for strategic direction and consulting with attorney clients in consumer, antitrust, securities, mass tort, and labor and employment cases.
"We are thrilled to have Beth, Mark, and Jim as a part of our leadership team at Heffler," said Edward J. Radetich, Jr. CPA. "Having them onboard further enhances our status as an industry leader and provides our clients with access to a truly world-class team of professionals."
Graham King and Rapazzini have over 50 years of combined experience as class action and mass tort attorneys and as settlement administration professionals. Prior to joining Heffler, Graham King and Rapazzini were Senior Vice Presidents at Rust Consulting. Before then, they founded RG2 Claims Administration ("RG2"). At RG2, Graham King served as President and led client development and strategic direction, including oversight of class action settlements in a variety of practice areas. Rapazzini served as the Chief Operating Officer at RG2 and was responsible for all aspects of business development and strategic direction.
Prior to joining RG2, Graham King dedicated 20 years in the areas of class action, mass tort, and complex-product liability litigation, including the past 10 years in complex litigation management. Rapazzini has more than 25 years of legal experience in cases including class actions and mass torts, with an emphasis in commercial litigation matters.
"I'm extremely excited to be a part of the team here at Heffler, where quality service is the absolute focal point, and a positive culture is emphasized," said Elizabeth Graham King, Esq.
Graham King holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from St. John's University in New York, and a J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. She is admitted to the California Bar, the 4th Circuit, the 9th Circuit and the District Courts for Northern and Southern Districts of California.
"I look forward to working with everyone at Heffler," said Mark P. Rapazzini, Esq. "Heffler's vision is very much in line with my goals of providing clients with individualized attention and personalized solutions in every case and matter we handle."
Rapazzini holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. He is admitted to the State of California Bar, the U.S. Courts of Appeal 9th Circuit and 4th Circuit, the U.S. Northern District Court of California, Central District Court of California, Eastern District Court of California and Southern District Court of California.
Prutsman has over 15 years of experience in class action settlement administration and has consulted with clients on the successful administration of some of the nation's largest class action settlements. He has special expertise in IT-based solutions and has handled critical communication situations resulting from company recalls, data breaches and corporate announcements. Most recently, Prutsman served as a Senior Vice President at Rust Consulting. Before then, Prutsman was a Vice President for Epiq Systems, Inc., where he led the technology steering committee and provided expert consulting services to clients.
Prior to working in the Class Action industry, Prutsman worked as an Information Systems Analyst for a financial services organization in Portland, Oregon.
"I joined Heffler because it's an organization focused on delivering custom solutions designed to solve real-world problems for clients rather than just providing commodity driven services," said James R. Prutsman, MBA. "I am proud to be a part of Heffler's prominent leadership team and look forward to serving clients in this new capacity."
Prutsman has a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis from Portland State University, and holds an MBA from the University of Oregon.
Heffler Claims Administration ("Heffler") is the pioneering claims administrator, providing administration services in many areas including antitrust, securities, employment & labor, mass tort, consumer and government enforcement matters. With a dedicated team of professionals and state-of-the-art platforms, Heffler offers services for all phases of the settlement process, including planning and implementing a Notification program, designing custom databases and websites, providing call center services, administering the claims process, and handling the distribution stages and escrow agent and tax services for cases. Heffler is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and has additional locations in Mount Laurel, NJ, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Edmond, OK.
SOURCE Heffler Claims Administration
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