Founded in 1927, Arthur J. Gallagher & Company is one of the largest professional services and insurance brokerage firms in the world. It operates more than 250 offices in several countries and employs over 8,200 people. The company provides clients with insurance brokerage, risk management and related services. It deals in commercial property and casualty and employee benefit-related insurance. Additionally, its risk management segment provides property and casualty claim administration, loss control and risk management consulting and insurance property appraisals. Arthur J. Gallagher & Company assists clients in designing, financing, implementation, administration and communication of various compensation and employee benefit programs. Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., the company maintains a location in Clearwater, Fla.