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Robert M. Ferm, Esq.
Robert M. Ferm, Esq.
(303) 628-3380
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Robert M. Ferm, Esq.
1001 17th St., Ste 300 Denver, CO 80202
(303) 628-3380
(303) 628-3410
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
California, Colorado
Mr. Ferm's practice concentrates on legislative, regulatory, and corporate transactional matters on behalf of the insurance industry, and regulated industries and professions.  He heads Hall & Evans' Regulatory and Public Policy Practice Group, which represents a wide range of entities from national trade associations to individual companies.  His accomplishments include participation in the drafting and passage of Colorado tort reform, workers’ compensation reform, regulatory re-engineering of the business of insurance and health care policy reform.

Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Health Law Section
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Insurance Regulation Committee, Former Chair, Current Vice Chair  
Corporate Counsel Committee
Excess Surplus Lines  and Reinsurance Committee
Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc., Current Chair and Board Member 2010-present
National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado
State Law Resources, Board Member
Surplus Lines Law Group, Member

JD:  Southwestern University School of Law, 1973 
Dean's List
BA: University of California at Los Angeles, cum laude, 1970
Political Science
Bar Admissions
Colorado, 1984
California, 1975
Republic of Palau and Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, 1981
U.S. District Court, Districts of Colorado and Central California

Career Distinctions & Honors
Colorado Civil Justice League, Board of Directors 2010-present
The Best Lawyers in America®, Government Relations Practice, 2007-2017
Colorado Super Lawyers, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, 2006-2009; 2012-2016
American Bar Foundation – Fellow
Member of Numerous State, Regulatory Agency, and Division of Insurance Advisory Groups Concerning Property and Casualty, Life, and Health Insurance Issues
Attorney General, Republic of Palau, 1981-1982

Publications & Seminars
Panelist, "Health Care Reform, the ACA and State Health Legislative Initiatives," American Conference Institute's 10th National Forum on Insurance Regulation, July, 2015 
Panelist/Moderator, “Avoiding E&O Litigation Targeted at the Insurer, Retailer and Wholesaler: Managing the Expectations of an Outraged Insured,” ALFA Labor & Employment, Insurance & Professional Liability Practice Groups seminar, June, 2014
Program Committee Federation of Regulatory Council, "Captives & Insolvency Ethics, Hot Topics & Latest Developments," December 15, 2013
Panelist, Outside Counsel Forum, NCCI 2013 Annual Issues Symposium, May 2013
Program Committee, “National Healthcare and Financial Services Reform and its Impact on the Insurance Industry,” NAIC Fall National Meeting 2011

Program Co-Chair ABA Business Law Section, "Emerging Issues for Investment Advisors under the Dodd-Frank Act and State Securities Laws," April 14, 2011
Speaker, "Lobbying for a Successful Transaction: Government Affairs as a Mergers and Acquisition Tool," American Bar Assn. Annual Business Law Section, Oct 2010
Co-Author, "Compendium of State Surplus Line Eligibility Requirements," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. 20, ed.3, The Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc., Fall 2009
Contributing Editor, "Reference Handbook On Insurance Company Runoff And Receiverships Property/Casualty & Life/Health," Fifth Edition, Sponsored by the Excess, Surplus Lines & Reinsurance, Insurance Regulation, Insurance Coverage, Self Insurance and Risk Managers Committees of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, 2009
Speaker, FORC Annuity Summit, December 2008
Co-Author, "Current Developments in Health Insurance Rate Regulation," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol.19 Ed.2, The Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc., Summer 2008
Program Chair, "Emerging Litigation and Regulatory Developments in Insurance Law," TIPS/ABA/AIA Symposium, November 8, 2007
Program Chair and Moderator ABA Annual Meeting, "What You Need to Know - The Purchase and Sale of Insurance Companies and Agencies," August 10, 2007
Co-Chair, "Buyer Beware: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Buying Insurers, Agencies and Books of Business," co-sponsored by the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, June 2, 2007
Program Chair and Moderator ALFA International program, "Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege with Respect to Internal and External Investigations of Insurance Companies," June 6-8, 2007
Co-author, "The Policy Debate on Government Sponsored Heath Care Reinsurance Mechanisms," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, September 1, 2005
Author, Senior Editor, "Annotations to Surplus Lines Statutes Fourth Edition," American Bar Association TIPS, 2005
Co-chair, "GET SMART: The Future of Insurance Regulation," co-sponsored by the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, June 11, 2005
Co-Chair, "Insurance Litigation: Tools for Conquering New Frontiers and Familiar Foes," co-sponsored by the American Insurance Association and the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, June 9-10, 2005
Co-chair and Moderator, TIPS/ABA/AIA Insurance Litigation National CLE, May 2005
Speaker, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico insurance agents on behalf of the Colorado Surplus Lines Association, March 24, 2005
Co-author, "Colorado´s No-Fault Automobile Insurance System Runs out of Gas; An Examination of Colorado´s New Tort Based Automobile Insurance Law," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, December 3, 2003

Published Articles

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Positions in FORC

OfficersVice President10
Membership CommitteeMembership Committee Chair100