Austin, Texas – We are proud to announce that Jackson Walker partner Kent Sullivan was named the state Commissioner of Insurance by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday. Kent will leave the firm to accept the position, where he will oversee the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the insurance industry and protects Texas consumers.

Kent joined Jackson Walker in 2015 and has since served as co-chair of the firm’s appellate practice group. Recently, he was also appointed co-chair of the government and internal investigations group. He has represented clients in complex civil litigation, government relations, and investigations.

“Kent brought a new dimension to Jackson Walker’s litigation and appellate groups,” said firmwide managing partner Wade Cooper. “We wish him all the best in his new position and know that his deep experience will bring him much continued success in this substantial role.”

Kent has held positions of significance in almost every area of the legal profession, including service as the Texas First Assistant Attorney General, a Justice on the Texas Court of Appeals, and a District Judge. In addition, he has over 25 years of private practice experience.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the years spent practicing at Jackson Walker,” said Commissioner Sullivan. “It’s been exciting to be a part of such a fast growing and well-respected firm. I look forward to beginning the next chapter and serving the people of Texas.”

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Jackson Walker LLP has more than 130 years of experience serving clients in key practices and industries throughout Texas, the United States and internationally. The firm is ranked nationally in 27 practice areas in the U.S. News “Best Law Firms” rankings, has 11 Chambers-ranked practices, and was recognized in the BTI Client Service A-Team list in 2017 and numerous other times in recent years.