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Cynthia J. Borrelli, Esq.
Cynthia J. Borrelli, Esq.
Bressler Amery & Ross, P.C.
(973) 514-1200
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Cynthia J. Borrelli, Esq.
Bressler Amery & Ross, P.C.
325 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 301 Florham Park, NJ 07932
(973) 514-1200
(973) 264-4096
17 State Street New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 425-9300
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
New Jersey, New York
Cynthia Borrelli advises on property-casualty and life, annuity and health, managed care, disability insurance, and reinsurance matters, with particular emphasis on insolvency regulation. Cynthia has spent her career advising clients and handling contested issues in insurance related matters, including insurance and reinsurance transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and other holding company transactions, enforcement proceedings, filings, rate hearings, contractual, employment and other business disputes, and judicial and administrative appeals of administrative actions. As counsel to both the New Jersey Property-Liability and Insurance guaranty Association and the New Jersey Life and health Insurance Guaranty Association as well as to various receivers and other participants in state insurance insolvency proceedings, Cynthia has deep experience in the field of insurance insolvency.

Cynthia focuses her practice on regulation and compliance and transactions for insurers, managed care entities, brokers, and trade associations in the property/casualty and life and health areas. She also appears in court on behalf of clients in many significant and precedential cases. Cynthia has handled single and multi-state market conduct examinations and investigations, enforcement investigations, and the development and negotiation of remediation plans with her clients and state and federal regulators.

Cynthia’s transactional experience includes formation and licensing of insurers, HMOs and other state-regulated entities including organized delivery systems and independent practice associations, including the development of compliant business operations, risk sharing and joint venture arrangements and provider contracting arrangements. She also handles market cessation and withdrawal issues, mergers, acquisitions, sales of membership and books of business for regulated entities in the commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid marketplaces in both New Jersey and New York.

Cynthia is an active participant in the New Jersey Association of Health Plans as well as the Insurance Council of New Jersey. Cynthia is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, a past chairman of that Board of Directors, has chaired the Legal Committee of the National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds, and has served on the Legal Committee for the National Association of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations. She also sits on the Board of Ambassadors of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). Cynthia is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Insurance Advertising Compliance Association, a nonprofit organization whose fundamental purpose is to promote the education of insurance marketing, legal, and compliance professionals.

Awards & Accolades
Honored, NJBIZ, Leaders in the Law, Healthcare, 2022
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2023
Lawyer of the Year, Insurance Law, 2019
Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, 2005-2023
   Selected, AV® Preeminent Attorneys - Judicial Edition, 2023
   Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2010-2013
   Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0
°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Lehigh University, B.A., 1982

Bar Admissions
New Jersey, 1985
Pennsylvania, 1985
District of Columbia, 1994
New York, 1998

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1994
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2016

Professional Affiliations
Member, Board of Directors, Federation of Regulatory Counsel Chair
Former Chair, current Member Legal committee, National Conference Of Insurance Guaranty Funds
Former Member, Legal Committee, National Association of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations,
Member, Board of Ambassadors, National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
Member, Board of Directors, Insurance Advertising Compliance Organization
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Association of Professional Insurance Women
Member, Association of Life Insurance Counsel
Member, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
Member, Legal Committee, National Conference of Guaranty Funds
Member, Diversity Committee, New Jersey State Bar Association
Board of Directors 2008-2013
Member, National Association of Women Lawyers
Member, New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Published Articles

Published Alerts

TitlePublish Date
Will the Regulators Ever Reach an Agreement on an Approach to the New Fiduciary Standard?11/1/2015
New York DFS Proposes Amendments to its Annuity Suitability Rule2/8/2018
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Signed Into Law Over 100 Pending Bills3/26/2018
Agents and Brokers Fight Back Against Application of the Best Interest Standard in the Sale of New York Contracts1/7/2019
New York State Initiatives Would Shift Some of the Burden of Pandemic Losses to The Insurance Industry5/14/2020
State of New Jersey COVID-19 Updates5/19/2020

Positions in FORC

Board of DirectorsNortheast50
Bylaws CommitteeBylaw Committee Chair95