Kenneth E. Thompson is executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Verisk Analytics. He joined Verisk's ISO subsidiary as senior vice president and general counsel in 2006 and was promoted to executive vice president and general counsel in 2011. Mr. Thompson also directs the areas of human resources, internal audit, and facilities. He continues to provide leadership on corporate governance, which he capably oversaw during Verisk's IPO.
Mr. Thompson joined the company from McCarter & English, LLP, a regional law firm of more than 400 attorneys, with headquarters in New Jersey and offices in seven cities. He was chairman of the firm's Corporate, Securities, and Financial Institutions practice group and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. While at McCarter & English, Mr. Thompson specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate finance, and general corporate counseling.
Mr. Thompson has managed a number of major mergers and acquisitions outside the property/casualty arena. He has also advised public companies on their securities law responsibilities (including those under Sarbanes-Oxley) and on the implementation of various antitakeover defensive strategies. From 2000 to 2004, he taught mergers and acquisitions at Seton Hall Law School, where he was an adjunct professor of law.
Mr. Thompson earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law in 1984. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he graduated cum laude in 1981.