Kara Altenbaumer-Price Esq.

SVP, Corporate Risk & Governance
USI Southwest

KARA ALTENBAUMER-PRICE is USI’s Senior Vice President for Corporate Risk & Governance and leads our Southwest Management & Professional Services Team.  In addition to leading the team, she works as a client adviser and public company lead in USI's Director & Officer insurance and management and professional services, counseling clients on corporate governance, executive and corporate risk, and professional liability insurance language, issues, and claims.  She is a licensed attorney and licensed insurance broker.  She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to Director & Officer insurance, including how trends in securities litigation, SEC and DOJ enforcement, Foreign Corrupt Practices, M&A litigation, corporate transactions, and other matters impact a company's risk and how that risk intersects with D&O and other professional liability insurance.  Prior to joining USI in 2010, Kara practiced in the commercial litigation group of Hughes & Luce (K&L Gates) and the Corporate Compliance, Investigations & Defense team at Andrews Kurth. Her practice focused on a range of regulatory and financial issues including securities fraud; securities registration violations; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; revenue recognition and other accounting and financial reporting issues; insider trading, commercial bribery; investment adviser regulations; Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Stark law violations; white collar criminal defense; and audit and special litigation committee representation. She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Texas Supreme Court. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas Tech School of Law.  Kara is active in the community as Co-Chair of Attorneys Serving the Community; as a board member of the Dallas Division of the March of Dimes; a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors North Texas Advisory Board; and a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society Texas Steering Committee. Her background also includes several years as a journalist prior to attending law school.  She was named the Graduate of the Last Decade by Texas Tech University School of Law in 2013 and a Rising Star in Corporate Governance by Texas Monthly in 2010.  She was a finalist for D Magazine’s Corporate Counsel Awards in 2014.  Kara received a Bachelor of Journalism and a Certificate of Business Foundations from The University of Texas at Austin, cum laude.  She received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law, summa cum laude.