New Addition: Felice Shapiro

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Felice K. Shapiro rejoined the Company as Senior Vice President, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and Chief Underwriting Counsel on October 7, 2019. Previously, she worked for Old Republic Title from 1992 to 2009 and was Vice President and New York State Counsel.

As Chief Underwriting Counsel, Felice leads Old Republic Title’s dedicated national underwriting team. She is committed to upholding the Company’s sterling, national underwriting reputation while protecting its interests and delivering innovative underwriting solutions for all parties involved in real estate transactions.

With 36 years of legal and title insurance experience, Felice is known as a solutions-oriented and service-focused attorney. She has made numerous contributions to our industry throughout her career, having served as the first female president of the New York State Land Title Association (NYSLTA) in 1997 and as Executive Director of the Title Insurance Rate Service Association (TIRSA), the title insurance rating agency, where she worked from 2009 to 2015.

Since 2016, Felice has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Underwriter for a national title insurer in New York. She was responsible for overseeing all legal and underwriting decisions for the direct and agency sides of the business. Earlier in her career, Felice served as Reinsurance Administrator and Title Insurance Clearance Officer for two large title insurers in New York.

Felice earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in Bridgeport, Conn., and her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1985. Providing continuing legal education for real estate attorneys, she lectures extensively for the NYSLTA. She also has been a title insurance lecturer for New York University’s Real Estate Continuing Education Division. Involved in many professional organizations and industry associations, Felice is a former executive board member and president of TIRSA, NYSLTA and was a member of the New York State Federal Reserve Board focus group for Lending and Housing Initiatives for 12 years.

Felice is based in Old Republic Title’s Westbury, New York, location and can be reached at