About FORC 

For 30 years, FORC has promoted the common interest of legal counsel who specialize in the representation of insurance companies before insurance regulatory bodies.  FORC members are dedicated to excellence in the practice of regulatory law.  Each of our member profiles highlight the areas of specialty members are capable of performing as follows:   

Insurance Business Transactions - 
Reinsurance, acquisitions, company formations, mergers, redomestication, corporate governance, purchase and sale of blocks of business, etc.
Legislation - Drafting, amending, proposing, monitoring and opposing bills, and resolutions relating to insurance laws and regulations.
Litigation - Disputes involving insurance business transactions or regulatory enforcement actions, but not insurance claims disputes.
Regulation - Liaison with state insurance regulatory officials regarding insurance company matters, agent or broker matters, policy filings, transaction filings, admissions, rule making, prehearing investigations, etc.

FORC members have strong reputations, meet high member standards, and are recommended by a minimum of three insurance executives from unrelated companies.  The recommendations come from general counsel or other senior-related executives who have the responsibility for regulatory compliance in the insurance company.  The FORC Admissions Committee reviews and investigates all applications and recommendations in detail, ensuring that membership criteria has been met.  Applicants are then referred to the FORC Board of Directors for additional consideration to ensure only esteemed counsel with the utmost skill and experience are accepted.   

FORC News

FORC Elects 2019 Officers & Directors

Members of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC) elected the following 2019 leaders during its Annual Meeting held November 16, 2018:  

OFFICERS

  • Chairman, Ryan Smart, Smart, Schofield, Shorter, P.C.
  • Vice Chairman, Fred Pomerantz, Insurance Legal & Regulatory Consulting, PLLC
  • Vice President, Robert House, Jones Walker LLP
  • Vice President, David Aafedt, Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
  • Vice President, Robert Ferm, Hall & Evans, L.L.C.
  • Vice President, Kevin Fitzgerald, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Vice President, David Liggett, Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
  • Vice President, Ralph Rexach, Rexach & Pico
  • Secretary, Richard Santurri, Mang & Santurri, P.A.
  • Treasurer, Mark Warren, Inglish & Monaco, P.C.

 DIRECTORS

The following members were recommended by the FORC Nominating Committee, and elected by the membership, to serve a three-year term from 2019 to 2021.

  • Plains Director, Ann Warren, Inglish & Monaco, P.C.
  • Mountain Director, Steve Beeghly, Kreger Beeghly PLLC
  • At Large Director, Fred Pomerantz, Insurance Legal & Regulatory Consulting, PLLC
  • Northeast Director, Cynthia Borrelli, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
  • South Central Director, Thomas Bond, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • At Large Director, Ronnie Johnson, Mcglinchey Stafford, PLLC

Following are the remaining Board Members who have active terms:

  • At Large Director, Tasha Cycholl, Kutak Rock LLP
  • At Large Director, Michael Molony, Young, Clement, Rivers, LLP
  • At Large Director, Scott Sorkin, Bland & Sorkin P.C.
  • At Large Director, Steve Taylor, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC
  • Midwest Director, Sue Stead, Squire Patton Boggs LLP
  • Southeast Director, Richard Santurri, Mang & Santurri, P.A.
  • West Director, Ryan Smart, Smart, Schofield, Shorter, P.C.

The newly elected officers and directors will assume their duties on January 1, 2019.

FORC 30th Anniversary Celebration

FORC members and guests celebrated FORC's 30th Anniversary at the member reception and dinner held Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.  Attendees enjoyed views from the 45th floor Vista Lounge and perused the event program that included details of FORC's founding along with a list of FORC's 30 past presidents and members celebrating 25 to 30 years of membership with FORC.

Click below to review the event program

Federation of Regulatory Counsel Donates Funds to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Effort

Minneapolis, MN - February 1, 2018 - The Federation of Regulatory Counsel (FORC), a national non-profit organization of attorneys in insurance regulatory law, announced its donation to the Court Families Assistance Fund to support the Puerto Rican court community impacted by Hurricane Maria.

The Court Families Assistance Fund was initially established in 2001 to assist the court community impacted by the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. Subsequently the fund has been used to support court employees and their families impacted by Hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and now, Hurricane Maria. The FORC donation will be used to provide Puerto Rican court personnel and their families with immediate financial assistance and will be distributed for necessary expenses associated with shelter, food, clothing, and medical care.

The donation is given in honor of FORC Board Member Ralph Rexach whose legal office, Rexach & Pico, is located in San Juan. FORC is hopeful the donation will make a difference in the lives of those who work in the Puerto Rican court community.

FEMA and Oxfam continue to work on recovery efforts. FEMA’s recovery efforts in Puerto Rico may be tracked online at status.pr.

Please also consider sharing this press release with your state insurance commissioner and any relevant groups that may find this information of interest. 
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FORC DONATION PRESS RELEASE
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