CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised Hub International in its acquisition of the assets of Dwight W. Andrus Insurance Inc., Dwight Andrus & Richard Insurance, Inc., and DAI Shreve, LLC (collectively, “Dwight Andrus Insurance”).
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Hub is a leading global insurance brokerage and financial services firm providing risk management, insurance, employee benefits, retirement and wealth management products and services. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, Dwight Andrus Insurance is one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the country, and with this acquisition, Hub doubles its commercial insurance presence in the region.

The cross-practice Reed Smith team that advised Hub was led by corporate partners Bradley Schmarak and corporate associate Benjamin Clark. In addition, the team included and Hub received invaluable counsel from corporate partners Arnie Grant, Ian Sherwin, and Peter Emmi; labor and employment partner Paulo McKeeby; global regulatory enforcement partner Michelle Mantine; corporate counsel Frank Wei; global regulatory enforcement counsel Courtney Averbach; corporate associates Kazi Ahmed, Jahkeem Wheatley, Rishi Jain and Shannon Mincemoyer; labor and employment associate Joseph Mammone; global regulatory enforcement associate Lauren Weaver; and real estate associate Drew Robinson.

A copy of the press release issued by Hub International can be found at