Mr. Rae is Liberty Mutual Surety’s (LMS) General Counsel, a position he has held since December 2006. As General Counsel, Mr. Rae manages LMS’s Legal Department, which provides general corporate legal support for LMS including underwriting transactional support and coordination of LMS’s legislative activities at both the state and federal levels. He is a frequent lecturer on topics such as PPPs, federal set-aside programs, financial guaranty insurance restrictions, and developing trends in the surety industry. Prior to his role as General Counsel, Mr. Rae was Senior Surety Counsel in LMS’s Claims Department for 5 years. Prior to LMS, he was a litigation attorney in private practice for 10 years primarily in the areas of construction law, employment law, and insurance contract disputes. Mr. Rae is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in political science and a graduate of Villanova University School of Law with a juris doctor.