Announcing Our New General Counsel

National Search Is Complete

We are pleased to announce Catherine Walberg is the new Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Physicians Insurance. It was paramount to find the right person to continue with the legal strategies we have successfully developed and executed under the leadership of Gary Morse, who is retiring at the end of 2013. After a thorough national search, we found that individual.

Catherine comes to Physicians Insurance from her role as SVP and General Counsel for Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company (KaMMCO). Like Physicians Insurance, KaMMCO is physician-owned and physician-directed, and both companies have a similar mission. Catherine, who received her BA and JD from the University of Kansas, started her legal career in private practice representing physicians and hospitals in health care-related issues. She then served as deputy secretary and litigator for the Kansas Department of Aging and served on various committees and groups, including the American Bar Association’s HITECH Task Force & Security Rule Subcommittee. Catherine brings a wealth of experience, leadership, expertise, and enthusiasm that will enable Physicians Insurance to continue to successfully carry out our strategic initiatives and accomplish our mission.

“For 10 years I have collaborated with Catherine on projects through the Physician Insurers Association of America. The high quality of her legal analysis and deep understanding of issues faced by physicians, hospitals, and patients assure me that I am leaving the company’s legal department in good hands.”
- Gary Morse, Outgoing SVP and General Counsel