I am an AM Best Recommended Insurance Counsel-Regulatory and Compliance,
an AV rated (Martindale Hubbell 2016-19) and a NY Metro Super Lawyer (2016-2020) with a 40 year record of achievement, advising insurers, producers, corporate boards, MGUs, bail bond agents and TPAs on corporate and regulatory compliance. After serving as 2020 President and Chair of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc. https://www.forc.org/, I continue to serve FORC in 2021 as a Director and as a Vice President and as Chair of the FORC Nominations Committee, Chair of the FORC Bylaws Committee, and as a member of the FORC New Members Committee and the FORC Branding Committee. I am also a member of the Journal of Reinsurance Industry Advisory Panel (International Reinsurance Underwriting Association) as well as liaison between FORC and IRUA.
I am an accomplished corporate legal counsel, providing full service legal and business support across all operational areas and serving as counsel to clients of Law360 Top 20 Global Law Firms, applying my skill and negotiation talent with most state insurance regulators in both small and large-scale global business transactions, involving both private and public companies. Well known in insurance companies in Japan and several EU-based insurance companies, for whom I have done corporate acquisitions and/or reorganizations involving U.S. subsidiaries, large and small and/or acted as counsel to the board and officers for U.S. insurance regulatory requirements and general insurance industry advice.
As an attorney, I have a proven track record, leading and implementing corporate governance and risk management, as well as partnering with and advising all levels of management and operations. I work effectively with competing deadline pressures and, as needed, "think outside the box."
• Corporate Transactions, governance and regulatory compliance
• Licensing, accrediting, qualification certification and passporting
• Due Diligence
• M&A, asset acquisitions and other insurance company and producer transactions
• Restructurings, including redomestications and alien branch domestication
• Offshore insurers and reinsurers
• Dodd-Frank Act and U.S. federal regulation of insurers and affiliates
• European Union and other international compliance matters
• Corporate governance matters
• Regulatory investigations and expert witness work
I am a Co-Author of “Lloyd’s in the United States,” Ch. 80, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, 2016 and a contributor to three chapters on the U.S. and international regulatory environment, of recently updated Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook, 2017-2018 ed., Thomson Reuters and DRI, 2017 and author of 200+ insurance journal articles internationally (including in the US, UK, Japan and Argentina).
I am currently a member of the Insurance Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (City Bar) and a member of its Legislative Subcommittee. I am also a member of several professional networking groups including the Downtown Lawyers Group and Accountants Resource Group-NYC and Nassau Co.