U.S. Security Associates' Consulting and Investigations Team to Provide Response Consultants for Griffin Underwriting, Ltd.

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Consulting and Investigations (C &I) division of U.S. Security Associates has been selected as an authorized provider of Response Consultants under a number of specialized insurance products carried by Griffin Underwriting, Ltd. These products include Kidnap & Ransom policies, StalkerShield insurance, and high limit coverage developed to meet the unique needs of headline entertainers, Hall of Fame athletes and business travelers.

Under these policies, Griffin Underwriting, Ltd. offers comprehensive coverage that includes 100 percent of Response Consultant fees and expenses for insured events, up to the scheduled limits. For some products, preventive assessment and planning is also included in the coverage.

Griffin Underwriting, Ltd. has selected the C &I team at U.S. Security Associates to furnish Response Consultants for policyholders based on a proven track record in kidnap, ransom, evacuation, and executive protection planning and response. The C &I team employs internationally recognized crisis management professionals whose expertise has been sought for decades by high net worth families and multi-national companies with employees around the globe.

Advising and supporting the family and/or company of a victim and negotiating a safe and timely release requires a sophisticated understanding of the motivations of the criminals involved, knowledge of the socio-economic climate, familiarity with the local geography, and fluency in different languages and dialects. Intuition and experience is often the best judge of whether negotiations are likely to secure a release or likely to trigger a second demand. The C &I team's capability to bring critical experience and resources to the table and negotiate favorable resolutions has fueled U.S. Security Associates' worldwide reputation as the best security company for crisis management consulting.

With the selection of U.S. Security Associates' C &I division to provide Response Consultants, Griffin Underwriting, Ltd. is offering its policyholders an exceptional value that merges world-class crisis management planning and response with access to high limit coverage and the security of reinsurance in the London Market.


Griffin Underwriting founded by a team of Lloyd's Market professionals with more than 50 years of direct underwriting and brokerage experience is a world leader in the field of Kidnap, Personal Accident and Crisis Management Insurance. The company is reinsured 100% with certain underwriters at Lloyd's London rated A (Excellent) by Bests and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's.


U.S. Security Associates is North America's security solutions leader, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing high-quality national security services and global consulting and investigations. The company provides career paths for over 46,000 security professionals serving several thousand clients and a range of industries. Recognized for world class customer service and leading-edge technology, U.S. Security Associates has the distinction of being the first security company certified ISO 9001:2000 at corporate headquarters and every field office. The company maintains certification to the current ISO 9001:2008 standard. The organization is ranked one of the world's 30 best training and development companies by ASTD and is listed as a Training magazine Top 125 training company for the seventh consecutive year. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.


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