Insurance Law Network                 919.788.9342                 www.statelaw.org
State Law ResourcesYour capital connection…for administrative, regulatory andgovernment relations counselState Law Resourc...
SLR Insurance NetworkTable of ConTenTsAlabamaMaynard Cooper & Gale, PCStephen (Steve) W. Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
SLR Insurance Network     Table of ConTenTs ConTinued     Minnesota     Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.     John A. Knapp . . ....
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AlabamaMaynard Cooper & Gale, PC1901 Sixth Avenue North, Ste. 2400 • Birmingham, AL 35203                                 ...
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FloridaPennington, Moore,Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.                                                                PR ...
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KentuckyGreenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC3500 National City Tower, 101 South Fifth Street • Louisville, KY 40202           ...
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  1. 1. Insurance Law Network 919.788.9342 www.statelaw.org
  2. 2. State Law ResourcesYour capital connection…for administrative, regulatory andgovernment relations counselState Law Resources, Inc. is a national network of independentlaw firms—one from each state and the District of Columbia—selected for their experience in administrative, regulatory andgovernment relations at the state and federal level. Each firmalso has unique public- and private-sector experience.Most are multi-practice, business-oriented law firms that deal withall branches of state and federal government. Our network helpsbusinesses, trade associations and public policy coalitions navigatethe complex and time-consuming process of managing both legalissues and state government relations. Our Washington, D.C. memberprovides the same services on federal matters. Our membersmaintain strict standards of discretion and client confidentiality.What we can do for youWhether you have an urgent legal issue or want to establisha long-term relationship with a law firm that understandsyour organization and its needs, SLR can help you: • Coordinate legal and regulatory strategy in multiple states, • Reduce your administrative burden in finding and coordinating representation, • Take action to handle your issue.The right help,in the right place, right nowSLR member firms were selected for demonstrated abilitiesin handling administrative, regulatory and governmentrelations issues. Our goal is to ensure that each client getsthe right help in the right place, as quickly as possible.Contact the SLR member firm in your state or DC to open doors torepresentation anywhere in the nation. This SLR member firm will identify the firm(s) that can meet your needs, then coordinate the activities of otherSLR members on your team. SLR has no intermediaries or finders’ fees.The member firms of State Law Resources Inc. are each independent and practiceseparately. Because the member firms are not engaged in the joint practice of law,retaining one State Law Resource member firm does not mean that the resources of allmember firms will be available to you. Each member firm must decide independentlywhether it can accept any particular representation.
  3. 3. SLR Insurance NetworkTable of ConTenTsAlabamaMaynard Cooper & Gale, PCStephen (Steve) W. Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1ArizonaSnell & Wilmer L.L.P.Patrick J. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Steven S. Guy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2ArkansasMitchell, Williams Selig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLCNicholas (Nick) Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3T. Ark Monroe, III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3CaliforniaNielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, LLPSteven A. Merksamer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4FloridaPennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A.Samuel P. Bell III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5IllinoisFreeborn & Peters LLPRobert M. Baratta, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Weston W. Marsh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6IndianaLocke Reynolds LLPKevin Charles Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Thomas E. Wheeler II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7KansasFoulston Siefkin LLPJames P. Rankin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8KentuckyGreenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLCJames G. (Jim) LeMaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Barbara Hartung . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9LouisianaMcGlinchey Stafford, PLLCRonnie L. Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10MassachusettsFerriter Scobbo & Rodophele, PCRobert P Rodophele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11MichiganDickinson Wright PLLCJoseph A. Fink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Robert W. Stocker II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 i
  4. 4. SLR Insurance Network Table of ConTenTs ConTinued Minnesota Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. John A. Knapp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Mississippi Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC Karen E. Livingston-Wilson, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Missouri Armstrong Teasdale LLP Sherry L. Doctorian, Esq. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 New Jersey Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP John M. Pellecchia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 New York Hinman Straub P.C. Fredric (Fred) Bodner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 North Dakota Vogel Law Firm Joel Gilbertson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Oregon Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler, LLP Paul S. Cosgrove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pennsylvania Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Thomas G. Paese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Tennessee Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, PLLC Paul Summers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Neil B. Krugman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Utah Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Brad Cahoon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Denise Dragoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Virginia LeClairRyan, A Professional Corporation David W. Clarke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Eric M. Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 West Virginia Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC T. Randolph Cox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Jill C. Bentz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24ii
  5. 5. WelCome To The slr insur anCe l aW ne T WorkI n a national and global economy, the insurance industry remains one part of our business sector that is predominantly state regulated.Consequently, insurers, their agents and brokers and insurance consumersmay face different legal issues and challenges in different states.State Law Resources, Inc. (“SLR”) is uniquely qualified to assist inselection of qualified insurance counsel throughout the United States.Law firms in the SLR Insurance Law Network can provide a broadrange of experienced assistance in insurance law including: • Insurance Product and Company Regulation, including company and agent admission and licensing, rate and form filing, insolvencies, rehabilitation and liquidation and surplus lines regulation; • Enforcement, including market conduct, compliance and enforcement proceedings; • Legislative, including representation of insurer trade organizations as well as individual companies; • Insurance Transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; and • Litigation, including coverage disputes and opinions, class actions, agent and broker liability, bad faith and fraud and claims advice and monitoring.Members of the SLR Insurance Law Network help their clientsnavigate the legal and regulatory challenges in their individualstates through their strong relationships with insurance regulators.You can call on them with confidence that your insurancelaw needs will be professionally and expertly addressed. —John Knapp Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A. iii
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  7. 7. AlabamaMaynard Cooper & Gale, PC1901 Sixth Avenue North, Ste. 2400 • Birmingham, AL 35203 PR I M ARy Co N TAC Twww.maynardcooper.comINSuR ANCE PR AC TICE Stephen (Steve) W. Still 205.254.1097T he Governmental and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group is widely recognized for providing the highest level of service to its clients at all levels of government.Our group offers results-oriented, cost-effective advocacy to a blue-chip client list, 205.254.1999 fax sstill@maynardcooper.com ED u C AT I o Nwhich includes some of the premier companies in the United States in the insurance, davidson College (b.a., 1975)healthcare, and banking and financial services industries. university of alabama school of law (J.d., 1978)Routine representation is provided to clients in all forms of insurance-related corporate PR o FE SSI o NAL AFFI L IAT I o N Sand regulatory matters. Representative activities include: alabama state bar association • Assistance in the design and approval of insurance products; birmingham bar association • Assistance in obtaining authorizations from state departments of insurance to american bar association transact insurance; financial services roundtable • Assistance in mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations of insurers and insurance american Council of life insurers holding company systems; alabama association of life insurance Companies, former President • Assistance in drafting legislation; alabama life & disability insurance Guaranty association, • Advice regarding compliance with all manner of insurance laws and regulations; former Chairman • Representation in a variety of matters pending before or involving state board of directors of the alabama insurance Planning Commission departments of insurance and the National Association of Insurance board of directors of the Commissioners (“NAIC”). first united american life insurance Company board of directors of the business Council of alabamaThe breadth of our burgeoning insurance regulatory practice is exemplified by our board of directors of therecent representation of an international insurer on the Hurricane Insurance Issues university of alabama law school foundationTask Force, which was appointed by Alabama Governor Bob Riley in the aftermath of board of directors of theHurricane Ivan and which was charged with studying ways to improve the availability florida life and health insurance Guaranty associationand affordability of property and casualty insurance in coastal areas. PR AC T I CE E M PHA SISThe members of our group represent clients and their interests before the United insurance corporate and regulatory law, administrative law andStates Congress and state legislatures, as well as administrative agencies, boards and governmental relations.commissions at the federal, state, and local level. More specifically, members of our PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CEgroup: stephen W. still is a shareholder in the birmingham office of • Assist in drafting legislation, and advise clients on pending legislation affecting maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. and serves as chair of the firm’s governmental and regulatory affairs practice. his practice their interests; involves representing clients before legislative, regulatory • Analyze and respond to proposed administrative rules and regulations; and governmental bodies at all levels of government including • Lobby executive branches, legislators, staff, and other organizations regarding our the u.s. Congress, departments and agencies of the federal clients’ interests; government, the alabama legislature and departments and agencies of state and local government, including specifically state • Appear on behalf of clients in legislative committee meetings, hearings, and insurance departments. steve has extensive experience working negotiations. in Washington, d.C., montgomery, alabama and numerous other states. his knowledge and experience include the specific areas of insurance, health care, banking and financial services, as wellTHE FIRM as energy and natural gas regulation. steve served for nine yearsF as Vice President and associate General Counsel at Torchmark ounded in 1984, Maynard, Cooper is now Alabama’s second largest law firm—with Corporation, a publicly traded insurance holding company, after over 140 attorneys. Our client base ranges from several Fortune 500 companies serving for ten years at sonat inc., where he was assistant Viceto a broad range of closely held companies, partnerships, professional associations, President. These positions provided steve the unique experience ofcharities and individuals. managing the governmental affairs operations for two of the largest publicly held companies headquartered in alabama.Our services encompass nearly the entire spectrum of legal practice—includinglitigation, corporate law, banking and commercial law, real estate law, antitrust, public AD D I T I o NAL Co N TAC T Sfinance, estates and trusts, taxation, intellectual property, health care, securities law, Edward A. (Ted) Hosplabor law, environmental law and bankruptcy law. 205.254.1077Maynard Cooper regularly represents many national companies in litigation and thosp@maynardcooper.comregulatory matters across the country. We also serve as regional counsel in defending Clayton M. Ryanfraud, bad faith and other punitive damage cases for a number of major life insurance 205.254.1108 cryan@maynardcooper.comcompanies—and we’ve defended numerous class actions, including major antitrust,consumer and securities cases for Fortune 500 companies throughout the Southeast. Pascal Caputo 205.254.1995 pcaputo@mcg-mont.com Alvin L. (Peck) Fox 334.420.0793 pfox@mcg-mont.com 1
  8. 8. Arizona Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.PR I M ARy Co N TAC T S One Arizona Center • Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.swlaw.com INSuR ANCE PR AC TICE: Patrick J. Paul 602-382-6359 ppaul@swlaw.com A t Snell & Wilmer, our insurance attorneys and paralegals provide expert services in the defense of personal injury and commercial tort liability claims. To maximize client service and help minimize your costs, we’ve streamlined our processED u C AT I o N —appointing one attorney to handle your case. That way, you’ll receive the personalVanderbilt university, school of law (J.d., 1992) attention to detail you deserve.managing editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational lawstate university of new York (sunY) at albany (b.a., magna cum Our attorneys provide claims representatives and in-house counsel with earlylaude, 1988) evaluation and analysis of claims. That’s important, because the timely information weinstitute of Public administration, dublin, ireland, (1987) provide can help determine your exposure and evaluate whether the claim should be defended or settled. We’ll also help you save time by preparing detailed plans outliningPR AC T I CE E M PHA SI S specific duties to be performed. In addition, we’ll keep you updated via writtenPractice concentrated in toxic tort litigation, including mold claimsrelated to property damage and personal injury and environmental and electronic status reports and other special services including direct access andand land use counseling, environmental due diligence and land communication with our attorneys through electronic mail.development, including lobbying, permitting, compliance, and Our Insurance Litigation attorneys service policy holders as well as insuranceadministrative disputes. companies. We provide insurance litigation services and advice to individual and corporate clients in the following areas: • Negligence: including automobile, trucks and commercial vehicles, and premises Steven S. Guy liability 602-382-6373 • Business torts sguy@swlaw.com • Property: including fire (cause and origin), and general property damageED u C AT I o N • Subrogation litigationuniversity of arizona College of law (J.d., with distinction, 1983)oregon state university (b.a., with high scholarship, 1980) • Insurance coverage: including life, health, disability, automobile and commercial general liability, directors and officers and professional liability insurance disputes,PR AC T I CE E M PHA SI S fraud, and bad faith litigation.Practice is concentrated in insurance litigation, includingrepresentation of insurers and policyholders in complex coverage,declaratory judgment and bad faith suits. has defended insurers GENER AL FIRM DESCRIP TIoN:and represented individual and corporate policyholders innumerous cases involving claims in the multiple millions of dollars.lead counsel for a major trucking company in an insurance bad faithlawsuit that resulted in a recovery in excess of $65 million. also was S nell & Wilmer is a full service law firm founded in Phoenix, Arizona in 1938. Today, with more than 400 attorneys and six offices, we are the largest firm in Arizona and one of the largest in the West. Our Arizona offices are in Phoenix andlead counsel for a food processing company in an insurance bad Tucson, our California office is in Orange County, our Utah office is in Salt Lake City,faith lawsuit that resulted in a $10 million recovery. Practice alsoincludes mediation and arbitration (as party selected neutral) of our Colorado office is in Denver, and our most recently established office is in Lasinsurance related disputes, product liability defense and defense of Vegas, Nevada.insurance brokers, accountants and lawyers in professional liabilitymatters.2
  9. 9. ArkansasMitchell, WilliamsSelig, Gates & Woodyard, PLLC PR I M ARy Co N TAC T S425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1800 • Little Rock, AR 72201-3525www.mitchellwilliamslaw.com Nicholas (Nick) Thompson 501-688-8834 501-688-8807 faxINSuR ANCE PR AC TICE nthompson@mwsgw.comM itchell, Williams’ insurance regulatory practice consists of 10 attorneys and 3 paralegals, all of whom concentrate on insurance regulatory matters and mostof whom are either former regulators and/or were employed within the insurance ED u C AT I o N b.a., university of arkansas, 1977 J.d., university of arkansas, 1980industry. Two are former insurance commissioners, one of whom is a former presidentof the NAIC. Others previously worked at insurance departments, the White House, PR AC T I CE E M PHA SIS insurance corporate and regulatory law, administrative law andfor life insurers as either general counsel or in house counsel, general counsel to an governmental relations.HMO and liquidator for a life insurer. PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CEThe firm has extensive experience nationwide in virtually every aspect of insurance- nick Thompson is a member in the little rock office of mitchell,related corporate, regulatory, legislative and litigation matters. Representative Williams where he serves on the firm’s board of directors. hisactivities include: practice consists of representing clients before state insurance • Representing clients with respect to various NAIC activities, including Market departments, various federal regulatory agencies, and the arkansas General assembly. nick and mitchell, Williams have extensive and Analysis Working Group and Collaborative Actions Subgroup Activities unique experience in insurance regulatory matters representing • Design, filing and regulatory approval of fixed and variable insurance clients before all of the various state and federal agencies that and annuity products regulate all aspects of the insurance industry. nick has served as • Insurance company formation, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring associate counsel for the arkansas insurance department; counsel to the arkansas state democratic Party, Coordinated Campaign, 1992; • Drafting legislation and providing testimony before legislative bodies special legislative liaison – Governor Jim Guy Tucker, 1992, and was and the NAIC a former independent assessor, insurance marketplace standards • Workers’ compensation rate filings, appeals, coverage questions and association (imsa). he currently serves as general counsel to the public policy issues arkansas Comprehensive health insurance Pool, arkansas’ health insurance safety net for high risk individuals; the Committee to • Reinsurance contract drafting, dispute resolution and related matters save arkansas Jobs, which is a coalition of business and healthcare • Insurance company licensing and obtaining surplus lines authority professionals and facilities that enacted arkansas’ tort reform laws in 2003, and the arkansas employers healthcare Coalition. he is a • Corporate, regulatory and legislative issues for health insurers, HMOs, Blue board member and immediate past chair of the american red Cross, Cross/Blue Shield plans, and managed care entities Greater arkansas Chapter and board member of the arkansas state • Assistance with insurers’ internal market conduct audits and certification of Chamber of Commerce – associated industries of arkansas. he also such audits as Qualified Independent Assessors for the Insurance Marketplace is a member of the federation of regulatory Counsel (forC). Standards Association (IMSA) • Analysis and implementation of nationwide corporate agency/broker licensing T. Ark Monroe, IIISpecific examples of services provided can be seen on the firm’s web site at: http:// 501-688-8833www.mitchellwilliamslaw.com 501-688-8807 fax amonroe@mwsgw.comTHE FIRM ED u C AT I o NM itchell, Williams Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P. L. L. C. was founded in 1954 by b.a., hendrix College, 1964 J.d., university of arkansas, 1967 Maurice Mitchell. Today Mitchell Williams is the one of the largest law firms inArkansas, with more than 60 lawyers and a large staff of legal assistants and support PR AC T I CE E M PHA SISpersonnel. Well known for expertise in business, regulated business and litigation, Corporate and administrative law with an emphasis in insurancethe attorneys at Mitchell Williams are among the most respected and knowledgeable and utility issues. representing insurance companies in company formation, acquisitions, reorganizations, mergers, admissions to doin the profession. Mitchell Williams has been providing positive, measurable results, business in various states. Preparing and filing insurance holdingoutstanding client communication, innovative solutions, creative problem solving, company acquisition statements and permanent registrationand fair, flexible billing arrangements for over 50 years. The firm’s achievements statements. representing electric cooperatives, businessare evidenced by the national recognition, appointments, awards, and honors of its corporations, insurance companies and insurance trade associationsattorneys, many of whom are consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America. before state legislatures, Congress and regulatory agencies. drafting legislation and coordinating legislative activity. Testifying and preparing testimony for state legislatures and Congress. PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE served as senior Vice President, General Counsel and secretary, union life insurance Company, little rock, arkansas, 1981-1989. served as legislative director for u.s. senator dale bumpers, 1976-1981. served as insurance Commissioner, state of arkansas, 1972-1976. executive Committee, national association of insurance Commissioners, 1974-1976. Practiced law in magnolia, arkansas, 1967-1972. approved independent assessor, insurance marketplace standards associations (“imsa”), 1997. 3
  10. 10. California Nielsen, Merksamer,PR I M ARy Co N TAC T Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, LLP 1415 L Street, #1200 • Sacramento, California 95814 Steven A. Merksamer www.nmgovlaw.com 916-446-6752 916-446-6106 fax smerksamer@nmgovlaw.com INSuR ANCE PR AC TICEED u C AT I o NClaremont mckenna College, b.a. with honors, 1969university of the Pacific, mcGeorge school of law, 1975 N ielsen Merksamer has represented all segments of the insurance industry before the California Department of Insurance and related agencies. Representation includes the following matters:admitted to practice in California, 1975 • Proposition 103 rate approval and refund proceedings.PR AC T I CE E M PHA SI S • Various licensing matters.Government law including administrative, regulatory, • Numerous rate filings.initiative and election law • Administrative Procedures Act rulemaking proceedings.PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE • Regulatory compliance matters.steven a. merksamer is the senior government law partnerin the California law firm of nielsen, merksamer, Parrinello, • Complex negotiations with the Department involving tax disputes.mueller & naylor, llP. a recognized expert in government and • Complex negotiations involving acquisitions & mergers.administrative law and the initiative process, he has also had • Reinsurance.a most distinguished career in public service. he has served asthe Chief of staff to Governor George deukmejian, a position In addition to the above mentioned matters, Nielsen Merksamer has extensivewhich he held from 1982 to 1987. Prior to that, he was the special legislative and initiative experience involving insurance regulatory and liability issues.assistant attorney General of the state of California, serving asthe attorney General’s senior counselor and policy advisor. he hasalso served as a California deputy attorney General, assistant to THE FIRMthe lt. Governor of California and assistant to the speaker of theCalifornia state assembly. he chaired and directed the Transitionbetween the brown and deukmejian administrations. Widely N ielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, LLP specializes in government, political and initiative law, trial and appellate litigation, tax contoversy and tax policy, civil and constitutional rights, voting rights and redistricting, and regulatoryquoted in state and national publications, he has served as a keypolicy and political advisor to many state and national political agency law. Our firm works to resolve highly complex legal and policy issues in bothleaders. he was appointed by President reagan to serve on the the public and private sectors, and litigates sophisticated constitutional, regulatoryPresident’s administration of Justice Task force, the President’s and business issues in the courts and before administrative law judges. We frequentlyexport Council, and the national Commission on Presidential represent clients before major local, state and federal regulatory agencies and havescholars. he is an honors graduate of Claremont mckenna College, considerable expertise in advocacy before the California Legislature and Executiveand received his law degree from the university of the Pacific, Branch. Additionally, Nielsen Merksamer is widely regarded as one of the leadingmcGeorge school of law. he has served as a member of the boardof overseers of the hoover institution on War, revolution, and initiative law firms and lobbying firms in the State of California.Peace, and the board of Governors of the rose institute of state The breadth of our background and experience in these areas provides us with a uniqueand local Government. he is currently a member of the board of understanding of today’s world in which government and the law exercise growingdirectors of the California Chamber of Commerce and the California influence over business, labor organizations, public agencies and numerous othermusical Theater. mr. merksamer is also a member of the board clients. We provide our clients not only with legal expertise, but also with strategicof Trustees of the California museum for history, Women and thearts, and the stevenson school and is a past Chairman of state law counsel in dealing with the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.resources, inc., a national network of independent law firms. The attorneys and other professionals in our firm have been carefully chosen forAD D I T I o NAL Co N TAC T S their academic achievement and practical work experience in government, politics and business. Working as a team, we draw on a wide range of specialized experience,Gene Erbin916-446-6752 allowing us to provide our clients with comprehensive problem solving capabilities,gerbin@nmgovlaw.com guidance and representation seldom offered by a single firm.Richard D. Martland916-446-6752rmartland@nmgovlaw.com4
  11. 11. FloridaPennington, Moore,Wilkinson, Bell & Dunbar, P.A. PR I M ARy Co N TAC T215 South Monroe St. • 2nd Floor • Tallahassee, FL 32301www. penningtonlaw.com Samuel P. Bell III 850-222-3533 850-222-2126 faxINSuR ANCE REGuL AToRy PR AC TICE sbell@penningtonlaw.comT he Pennington Firm provides representation to insurance companies (domestic and foreign), reinsurance brokers, related financing entities, agents, agencies andinsurance trade associations. ED u C AT I o N a.b., dartmouth College, 1961 ll.b., duke university, 1964This practice area represents clients before the Florida Department of Financial PR AC T I CE E M PHA SISServices and the Office of Insurance Regulation in insurer formation, acquisition, Governmental affairs, insurance regulatory, andre-domestication, re-organization, market conduct examination, financial reporting, administrative law.demutualization, form and rate approval, reinsurance cessation and retrocession, bid PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CEstrategy, and Department rule and policymaking. representing insurance companies before the florida legislativeWith the firm’s representation of the largest associations of insurance agents in Florida, and executive branches as well as the office of insurance regulation.the practice group also is well positioned to resolve issues related to agents, brokers and Providing legal counsel to a wide array of business, not-for-profit,agencies, including regulation, appointment and contracts. and local government clients, and representing such clients before the florida legislative and executive branches. during fourteenThe insurance regulatory practice area works closely with the Pennington Firm’s year legislative career, served as majority leader, Chairman of thegovernmental affairs practice area in order to effectively represent insurance clients in rules Committee and twice as Chairman of the appropriationsthe ever-changing legislative arena. Committee. The only legislator in florida history to have received every award for effectiveness granted by his fellow legislators. Chairman of the advisory board of the institute for Child healthINSuR ANCE DEFENSE PR AC TICE Policy at the university of florida, Chairman of the developmentT Council for the College of Public health at the university of south he Pennington Firm provides insurance defense litigation in the fields of medical florida, a member of the board of directors of brown & brown malpractice, products liability, automobile negligence, premises and commercial insurance Company, a member of the board of florida house, inliability, and workers’ compensation. In addition, firm attorneys represent insurance Washington, d.C. and a member of the florida advisory Councilclients regarding “bad faith,” coverage and anti-trust issues. for the Trust for Public lands. recently served as President of the florida Public health foundation.THE FIRM AD D I T I o NAL Co N TAC T SF or more than thirty years, the law firm of Pennington, Moore, Wilkinson, Bell & Mark Delegal, Attorney 850-222-3533 Dunbar has provided high-quality, effective legal services and government relations mdelegal@penningtonlaw.comrepresentation to businesses and organizations throughout Florida. Steve Roddenberry, Special ConsultantBased at the center of Florida government in Tallahassee, the Pennington Firm is a 850-222-3533full-service, independent law practice with offices in Tampa and Clearwater. sroddenberry@penningtonlaw.comThe Pennington Firm has earned a strong reputation for its quality legal representation Gerald Livingston, Attorneyand exceptional service to clients. 850-222-3533 glivingston@penningtonlaw.comThe firm has the depth of talent, experience and resources to provide solutions to the R.Z. (Sandy) Safley, Special Consultantmost complex legal issues. Yet, the Pennington Firm’s lawyers and consultants provide 850-222-3533clients with the accessibility and responsiveness usually associated with smaller firms. rzsafely@penningtonlaw.comThe firm has an “AV” rating in the national Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory - thehighest rating possible based on a firm’s professional qualifications and ethics. 5
  12. 12. Illinois Freeborn & Peters LLPPR I M ARy Co N TAC T S 311 South Wacker Drive • Suite 3000 • Chicago, IL 60606 www.freebornpeters.com Robert M. Baratta, Jr. 312.360.6622 INSuR ANCE PR AC TICE GRouP 312.360.6597 fax bbaratta@freebornpeters.com I nsurance coverage can, and often does, have a major impact on your bottom line. Freeborn & Peters LLP has been providing sophisticated insurance coverage services to our clients for twenty five years. These services span the spectrum of our clients’ insurance coverage needs: fromED u C AT I o NGeorgetown university, Jd reinsurance regulatory matters, to developing insurance procurement strategies, to assessing andGeorgetown university, ba minimizing coverage risks, to bringing and defending claims involving complex coverage disputes. We have a broad range of experience dealing with insurance regulatory matters, representingPR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE clients in fee and assessment disputes with the Department of Insurance and many othermr. baratta’s insurance coverage experience includes representationof policyholders and the illinois office of special deputy receiver regulatory matters involving the insurance industry. We also have experience which is notwith respect to hundreds of millions of dollars in potential coverage. adverse to the State regulators. For example, we have worked cooperatively with the Departmentmr. baratta’s work also involves seeking coverage under historical of Insurance in the establishment of a Third Party Liability chargeback program for Illinoisgeneral liability policies for long-tail claims, such as those involving Medicaid. In addition, our attorneys have experience monitoring and managing external litigationasbestos, hearing loss, repetitive stress and environmental injuries for the Department of Insurance.or damages. such cases often involve decades of coverage, dozensof insurance carriers and complex issues of causation and allocation. Our attorneys have substantial experience in all stages of insurance planning and procurement, helping clients explore their options and realize economic and strategic solutions. Our litigators represent policyholders around the country in insurance coverage disputes over a broad range of policies, including comprehensive general liability, directors and officers, business interruption, builder’s risk, life, disability, automobile, accidental death, umbrella, and property insurance. Weston W. Marsh Over the years, our attorneys have maintained strong working relationships with industry-leading 312.360.6702 experts in the use of computer databases to solve complex insurance allocation issues, as well 312.360.6575 fax as private equity firms specializing in buyouts of corporate insurance portfolios. We also have wmarsh@freebornpeters.com developed sophisticated in-house tools for organizing, supporting and managing decades worth of historical coverage for insureds. These relationships and tools allow us to maximize the value of aED u C AT I o N policyholder’s insurance assets, as well as plan future risk management.university of illinois College of law, 1976Yale university, 1972 REPRESENTATIVE MAT TERSuniversity of Chicago, 1979 • Major real estate developers in procuring project specific insurance coverage; PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE • Clients in various insurance coverage disputes arising out of construction related Prior to joining freeborn & Peters llP, mr. marsh served as the accidents and loss;assistant General Counsel in charge of all litigation and claims • Class I railroads, successfully resolving numerous coverage claims associated with for the nation’s seventh largest railroad. he has handled and hearing loss, asbestos, and environmental liabilities;supervised the strategy of billion-dollar antitrust cases, severallarge environmental litigation, and a variety of commercial and • A national railroad against the insurer of a defunct parts manufacturer with respect to insurance-related disputes. coverage for a multi-million dollar jury verdict for damages sustained as a result of a train derailment; • Several large manufacturers with respect to coverage for product liability claims; • A hotel owner against its insurer with respect to bodily injury claims; • The Illinois Offi ce of Special Deputy Receiver in prosecuting and defending claims on behalf of certain Illinois insurance companies that were in liquidation or receivership; • A manufacturer of asbestos containing products against numerous insurers issuing decades of CGL coverage; and • A chemical manufacturer against its major insurance carriers for coverage of millions of dollars in environmental cleanup costs. • An excess reinsurer in a regulatory matter with the Illinois Division of Insurance over taxes and fees allegedly due under the Illinois Insurance Code. • A company in connection with the investigation of contingent compensation practices in the brokering of insurance policies. • A managed care organization seeking to surrender its Illinois Certificate of Authority and withdraw its statutory deposit. THE FIRM F reeborn & Peters is a full-service law firm headquartered in the heart of downtown Chicago. In addition to our Chicago headquarters, Freeborn & Peters has an office across from the Capitol building in Springfield that serves as the center of one of the most prominent government and regulatory law practices in the state of Illinois. The Firm continues to build its strong reputation within the areas of Commercial Litigation; Business Law Services and Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights.6
  13. 13. IndianaLocke Reynolds LLP311 South Wacker Drive • Suite 3000 • Chicago, IL 60606 PR I M ARy Co N TAC Twww.locke.comINSuR ANCE PR AC TICE Kevin Charles Murray 317-237-3855L ocke Reynolds LLP serves the highly-specialized needs of insurance companies within the areas of: 1) Insurance products they sell and their everydayrelationships with regulators, policyholders, claimants and other insurance companies; 317-237-9800 fax kmurray@locke.com ED u C AT I o Nand 2) Organization, operation and regulation as businesses, along with more complex b.s., magna cum laude, indiana state university, 1975relationships with policyholders, claimants and other insurance companies. Locke J.d., cum laude, indiana university school of law, indianapolis,Reynolds attorneys address a wide range of corporate and regulatory issues. Assistance 1979.is provided in identifying and addressing potential problems in policy language andresolving disputes arising from different interpretations of that language. PR AC T I CE mr. murray concentrates his practice in governmental services andResolution comes through arbitration, mediation or litigation. We defend clients in serves as General Counsel to sheriff frank J. anderson. he formerlylocal, state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in prosecuting their claims served as special Counsel to Governor Joseph e. kernan and senatein cases of suspected arson or insurance fraud. We also represent client-companies, Parliamentarian to lt. Governor katherine l. davis. he also servedalong with their brokers and agents, before the Indiana Department of Insurance, in as the Governor’s Policy director for indiana’s Gaming agencies. he was recently appointed to the metropolitan law enforcementinvestigations of claims of unfair or improper practices. Consolidation advisory Committee to help create a new police agency for metropolitan indianapolis.INSuR ANCE SERVICES : mr. murray’s litigation practice focuses primarily on health care and governmental affairs and includes the successful defense • Arson & Insurance Fraud of the indiana department of insurance against the Patient’s • Corporate Insurance Services Compensation fund. mr. murray formerly chaired the medical malpractice section of the defense Trial Counsel of indiana (dTCi), • Excess & Reinsurance and the firm’s medical malpractice defense Group. he was named • Health Insurance Defense an “indiana super lawyer” in 2005, and received the lawyer of the • Insurance Agents & Brokers Defense Year award from dTCi in 1999. • Insurance Arbitration • Insurance Bad Faith • Insurance Company Rehabilitation & Liquidation • Insurance Coverage Thomas E. Wheeler II • Insurance Litigation 317-237-3810 • Insurance Regulation Unfair Insurance Practices 317-237-3900 fax twheeler@locke.comWe also represent private sector clients before local and state departments and agencieson a variety of permit and licensing issues, as well as in administrative determinations ED u C AT I o N b.s., indiana university, 1984,and hearings. J.d., indiana university, bloomington, 1987 PR AC T I CETHE FIRM mr. Wheeler has extensive experience representing the insuranceL ocke Reynolds was founded in 1917 as a small insurance defense firm. We are now one of Indiana’s largest law firms, with over 100 legal professionals including 60litigators dedicated to providing top notch legal services. While we have expanded our industry in administrative, regulatory, and litigation matters and has built a reputation as one of the top insurance defense litigators in indiana particularly for governmental entities. he has published and spoken extensively on civil rights issues for organizations asservices to meet the needs of our clients, the representation of the insurance industry diverse as the national school boards association and the americanremains a strength for our firm. Our litigators enjoy a national reputation and are Civil liberties union, as well as on national Public radio. he wasvery active in organizations such as the Defense Research Institute, where one of our named a winner of the burton award for legal achievement co-partners recently concluded a term as President. With offices in Indianapolis and Ft. sponsored by the library of Congress for his article “slamming inWayne, Indiana we offer clients a central location with the ability to handle matters Cyberspace: The boundaries of student 1st amendment rights.” hethroughout the Midwest. We truly are committed to our clients’ success. has also twice been a winner of the indiana state bar association’s benjamin harrison award. in addition, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the best lawyers in america 2007 edition. mr. Wheeler is very active politically, providing legal advice on campaign, finance, and election issues to political parties and candidates. he also serves as Chairman of the indiana state election Commission. mr. Wheeler is a member of the seventh Circuit bar association board of Governors and is secretary of the national school board association’s Council of school attorneys. 7
  14. 14. Kansas Foulston Siefkin LLPPR I M ARy Co N TAC T 555 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 101 • Topeka, KS 66603 www.foulston.com James P. Rankin INSuR ANCE PR AC TICE 785-233-3600 785-233-1610 fax jrankin@foulston.com F oulston Siefkin has represented insurance companies and their insureds for much of the last century. Foulston Siefkin’s insurance regulatory practice includes representation of insurance companies, insurance agencies, individual policy holders,ED u C AT I o Nb.a., Washburn university, 1973 and corporate insureds and employee benefit plans in regulatory matters involvingJ.d., Washburn university school of law, 1976 the Kansas Department of Insurance, including civil and administrative hearings.ll.m. in Taxation, new York university, 1977 Foulston Siefkin’s regulatory and administrative practices are based in its office inadmitted to practice in kansas, 1976 Topeka, the state capitol of Kansas. Our insurance defense attorneys have one of the most active trial practices in thePR AC T I CE E M PHA SI Smr. rankin’s practice focuses on regulatory, erisa and tax law rules region. It is no exaggeration that Foulston Siefkin trial lawyers have tried thousandsapplicable to pension, profit sharing, tax sheltered annuity and of insurance defense matters over the years including all manner of vehicle accidents,health and life insurance plans. mr. rankin’s work also emphasizes premises liability and other casualty loss litigation. Our lawyers have the skills toemployee benefits law as it relates to public, private, governmental accurately evaluate potential exposure and fully litigate the case, if necessary. Theand tax exempt organizations. depth and scope of Foulston Siefkin’s experience allow our lawyers to fashion effective,PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE cost efficient defenses to the claims confronting insurance clients and their insureds.mr. rankin has extensive kansas regulatory experience in all Foulston Siefkin has a longstanding association with many of the leaders in theinsurance areas including health & accident, life & annuity, and insurance industry. Foulston Siefkin lawyers are often called upon for coverageproperty & casualty. mr. rankin represents both large and small opinions for all types of policies and have litigated high stakes coverage disputes foremployers in erisa, insurance, and employment law matters. mr.rankin enjoys martindale-hubbell law directory’s highest “aV” numerous clients. This coverage expertise also allows us to provide insightful advice onrating for lawyers, is listed in the best lawyers of america and was policy effectiveness and revision.selected as a 2006 missouri and kansas super lawyer. From policy review, to the finest trial work in the nation to evaluation of the mostAD D I T I o NAL Co N TAC T S complex coverage issues, Foulston Siefkin knows the insurance business.Amy S. Lemley Specific examples of services provided can be seen on the Firm’s web site at:316-291-9584 http://www.foulston.comalemley@foulston.comMichael J. Norton316-291-9743 THE FIRM: Fmnorton@foulston.com oulston Siefkin LLP is the largest, and one of the oldest, law firms in Kansas.Thomas L. Theis Today the firm has grown to over 70 lawyers, and has offices in Wichita, the state’s785-233-3600 largest city, Topeka, the state’s capitol, and Overland Park, the heart of commerce inttheis@foulston.com the Kansas City area.Craig W. West316-291-9784 The Firm represents a broad range of clients, including major financial institutions,cwest@foulston.com corporations, public utilities, insurance companies, health care providers, manufacturers, franchisers and franchisees, agricultural and natural resource producers and processors, professional entities, construction and contractors, services providers, and others. Our practice areas cover the spectrum of the legal profession, including (i) civil and complex litigation - class action and qui tam; business contract and commercial disputes; mediation, and alternative dispute resolution; insurance defense; administrative representation; and tort defense in personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice, and property damage; (ii) business matters – including commercial transactions involving securities, financing, family business enterprises, anti-trust, creditor’s rights & bankruptcy, e-Business, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, oil & gas, water rights, agribusiness, banking, franchise, intellectual property, real estate, construction, regulatory compliance and corporate and entity formation; and federal and state taxation, including tax planning, contested tax disputes, elder and estate planning, tax exempt organizations, ERISA and employee benefits; (iii) employment and labor – including organized labor, NLRB representation, employment discrimination defense, workers compensation, OSHA, wage and hour, and employee relations, and (iv) health care law – including government investigations, compliance programs, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and professional liability defense.8
  15. 15. KentuckyGreenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC3500 National City Tower, 101 South Fifth Street • Louisville, KY 40202 PR I M ARy Co N TAC Twww.greenebaum.comINSuR ANCE PR AC TICE James G. (Jim) LeMaster 502-875-0050G reenebaum’s Insurance Industry Team provides legal assistance to insurance companies, agents, and consumers throughout the world. Our team isknowledgeable in all aspects of insurance law. We have a highly technical 859-367-3853 fax jgl@gdm.comunderstanding of the insurance industry that comes from many years of experience. ED u C AT I o N university of kentucky, b.a. in education, 1968Our clients range across numerous industries, lines of coverage and structural forms, university of kentucky, College of law, J.d., 1972including stock, mutual and reciprocal formats. Clients come from all segments of theinsurance industry including: PR o FE SSI o NAL AFFI L IAT I o N S kentucky bar association, 1972-present • Property and casualty insurers, fayette County bar association, 1972-present • Life and health insurers, state representative, 1976-1994 • Reinsurers, majority leader of kentucky house of representatives, 1982-1984 President, anthem blue Cross blue shield, kentucky operations, 1997-2001 • Surplus lines companies, health kentucky, inc. board member • Health maintenance organizations, uk sanders-brown Center on aging board member • Agents, leadership kentucky Chair, 2003 and Past board member • Brokers, PR AC T I CE E M PHA SIS • Third party administrators, Government affairs; regulatory matters; health law; insurance law • Reinsurance intermediaries, PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE • Trade associations, Jim lemaster is a former state representative from kentucky and • Major corporations, the former President of anthem blue Cross blue shield of kentucky. his primary focus is on governmental affairs and he also practices in • Banks and the areas of health care law, insurance law and regulatory matters. • Investment bankers The Insurance Industry Team represents our clients in a broad range of regulatory, AD D I T I o NAL Co N TAC Tcorporate, tax and legislative matters including formation, licensing and complianceissues; coverage and claims issues; mergers, acquisitions and other transactionalmatters; arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution; and insolvency matters.We are committed to keeping current on insurance laws, practices and procedures. Barbara HartungOur attorneys maintain a solid working relationship with the governmental entities 502-587-3649responsible for insurance regulation. brh@gdm.comThe Insurance Industry Team is dedicated to providing skilled representation to ED u C AT I o N randolph macon Women’s College, 1964-1965clients while remaining focused on business objectives and the need for practical, cost- university of louisville, b.a., history, cum laude, 1967effective services. We respond quickly and provide innovative and efficient solutions to university of louisville school of law, J.d., cum laude, 1981the complex issues facing our clients. PR o FE SSI o NAL AFFI L IAT I o N S defense research institute, association of Trial lawyers of america,THE FIRM louisville and american bar association, The society of CPCu,G reenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC is one of the largest full service business national and kentucky Chapter, adjunct instructor, university of law firm’s in Kentucky with offices in Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort and louisville school of law, basic legal skills, national moot Court, Partnership & agency law, selected Problems in Civil Procedure,Covington. The firm represents a wide variety of local, national and international remedies and advanced Trial Practice, adjunct instructor, universityclients in virtually every industry. Engaged in the practice of law for over 50 years, of louisville, Center for Continuing education, in conjunction withGreenebaum has consistently been recognized in independent surveys for the louisville society of CPCu, “The legal environment of insurance,”excellence of our attorneys and our devotion to client service. Forty seven of the firm’s CPCu 6, CPCu, Chartered Property and Casualty underwriter, 1987,attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2006® edition, Who’s Who in american College, 1981, brandeis society, editor-in-and four of our practice groups were recognized in the 2005 Chambers USA America’s Chief, Journal of family law, 1980-1981Leading Lawyers for Business guide. PR AC T I CE E M PHA SIS insurance law; health law PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE barbara’s practice concentrates in insurance law. she advises both health and property and casualty insurers on regulatory issues arising under state and federal law, including administrative hearings, licensure and general requirements of insurance laws. she also advises both insurers and insureds regarding coverage and policy interpretation. 9
  16. 16. Louisiana McGlinchey Stafford, PLLCPR I M ARy Co N TAC T One American Place, 14th Floor • Baton Rouge, LA 70825 www.mcglinchey.com Ronnie L. Johnson INSuR ANCE DEFENSE AND CoVER AGE 225-382-3620 225-343-3076 fax rjohnson@mcglinchey.com S ince founded in 1974 by Dermot McGlinchey, an insurance defense attorney, McGlinchey Stafford has maintained a superior reputation for representing insurance companies in litigation matters. McGlinchey Stafford lawyers routinelyED u C AT I o N counsel clients on insurance defense issues such as:b.a., baylor university, 1986J.d., louisiana sate university law Center, 1990 High-risk, complex insurance and reinsurance coverage issues; Bad faith claims;admitted to practice in louisiana, 1990 Casualty matters; Class actions; Credit life and disability coverage; EnvironmentalPR AC T I CE E M PHA SI S and toxic torts; Products liability; Professional services liability; Maritime; Aviation;insurance regulation and Compliance, Government relations, Medical malpractice; Denial of benefits issues; Title insurance; and Consumer credithealthcare, Government Contracts, and General litigation. insurance class action defense.PR o FE SSI o NAL E xPER I EN CE Many of our lawyers author treatises and lecture on matters relating to insuranceronnie l. Johnson maintains an insurance regulatory, governmental litigation and are nationally recognized for their work. Additionally, some of our seniorrelations, health care and general litigation practice which involves partners have served as national and general counsel for various insurance companies.representing businesses that have issues with governmentor wish to transact business with government. mr. Johnson’sinsurance regulatory practice spans all fifty states and the district INSuR ANCE REGuL ATIoN AND CoMPLIANCEof Columbia. he represents insurance companies with licensing,market conduct, solvency and reinsurance matters and representsinsurance producers in licensing and market conduct matters. M cGlinchey Stafford represents insurance producers, companies and reinsurance companies in multiple areas including regulation, compliance, investment, taxation, licensing, qualification to do business, acquisitions, mergers, dissolutionsmr. Johnson actively represents clients’ interest in legislativematters in louisiana and throughout the country. he assists clients and liquidations. McGlinchey Stafford has significant experience in insurancein responding to requests for proposals issued by governmental company insolvencies, representing companies as well as state insurance regulators inagencies, conducts bid protests and pursues appeals to the district rehabilitation and liquidation of insurance companies.court. he negotiates contracts and agreements with governmental McGlinchey Stafford lawyers routinely counsel clients on matters such as: formation,agencies on behalf of clients. mr. Johnson has representednumerous clients before the louisiana office of alcohol and Tobacco licensing, acquisition and divestiture of life, health, property and casualty insuranceControl, louisiana board of ethics, louisiana department of health companies and health maintenance and preferred provider organizations; acquisitions andand hospitals, louisiana attorney General’s office, louisiana divestitures of individual lines and books of insurance business; multi-state and nationwideoffice of financial institutions and Governor’s office. mr. Johnson initial and subsequent rate and form filings; multi-state and nationwide licensing ofpreviously served as deputy Commissioner of insurance, office insurance products, producers and companies; insurance holding company reporting andof Property and Casualty, for louisiana. he also represented the compliance; multi-state and nationwide regulation of consumer credit insurance productsCommissioner of insurance as Chairman of the louisiana insurance including credit life, credit disability, mechanical breakdown insurance, vehicle servicerating Commission, liaison to the louisiana insurance Guarantyassociation, liaison to the louisiana life and health insurance contracts, guaranteed asset protection policies and debt cancellation agreements; insuranceGuaranty association, member of the naiC surplus lines Task agency, reinsurance, retrocession, and intermediary agreements; reinsurance credit; Riskforce, member of the naiC international insurers department Plan Retention Groups; and self insurance and captive insurance programs.of operation review Group, served as Chairman of the louisiana McGlinchey Stafford lawyers are active in state and national insurance regulationProperty insurance Task force, and was appointed to the board ofdirectors of the Property insurance association of louisiana. and compliance organizations such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the Consumer Credit Insurance Association and the Federation ofAD D I T I o NAL Co N TAC T S: Regulatory Counsel.Rodolfo J.Aguilar225-382-3625rudyaguilar@mcglinchey.com THE FIRMErrol J. King225-382-3642eking@mcglinchey.com M cGlinchey Stafford was founded in New Orleans in 1974 and has grown into one of the largest law firms in the southeastern region of the United States. We currently have eight offices in five states – Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, OhioDeborah Duplechin Harkins and New York. Attorneys in these offices work together to maintain a full-service225-382-3659 commercial and defense practice in various areas of the law and to provide competent,dharkins@mcglinchey.com cost-effective service to our clients.Jean-Paul Perrault Attorneys of McGlinchey Stafford view lawyering as a personal service business. The225-382-3641jperrault@mcglinchey.com client and the lawyer form a team, and in order to fully represent our clients, we make every effort to know and to understand their businesses, needs and desires. For thisJennifer Taylor Chick reason, many of our lawyers have acquired in-depth knowledge and training in specific225-382-3644jchick@mcglinchey.com industries so that positive results can be achieved promptly and efficiently for our clients.Layna S. Cook Our commitment to our clients is matched by our high regard for legal and225-382-3635 educational excellence. Included among the talented attorneys in the firm are adjunctlcook@mcglinchey.com professors of law at local law schools, lawyers recognized by their peers and by legal organizations as highly knowledgeable and sought-after speakers, and authors and contributing writers of numerous law review articles and legal texts that have been cited by courts as authoritative in their fields.10
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