Experience

Work Experience

Senior Associate: Frost Brown Todd, LLC               August 2016 – June 2018

  • Designed on-going insurance and extended warranty company regulatory compliance programs and corrective action plans
  • Developed a Blockchain Technology practice from scratch with 3 other lawyers
  • Counseled Virtual Currency ATM companies on state and federal money transmitter laws, AML/KYC requirements
  • Counseled startups on organizational structures, vendor agreements, Intellectual Property strategies, website terms of use, privacy policies, Initial Coin Offerings, securities concerns, and platform designs
  • Counseled insurance companies facing state administrative actions and NAIC Market Actions Working Group actions
  • Assisted in forming complex insurance and extended warranty agency, administration, and marketing organizational structures
  • Counseled insurance companies on the False Claims Act and Lender-Placed insurance

Counsel: Guggenheim Insurance                   September 2011 – August 2016

  • Advised executives, employees, and affiliate entities on legal, corporate governance, and best practices matters
  • Developed and implemented ongoing operational programs, including advertising, fraud, and reporting programs
  • Handled holding company filings, product filings, reinsurance transaction notices with state enforcement agencies
  • Reviewed vendor contracts and other agreements, managed outside counsel, and minimized outside expenses
  • Acted as relationship manager to state regulators on matters such as Market Conduct Exams, Industry Complaints
  • Served as Anti-Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering, and Special Investigative Unit point of contact
  • Managed investigatory processes: fact finding missions, interview personnel, and refer cases to outside SIU
  • Worked with state regulators to ensure an appropriate resolution to fraud matters
  • Licensed and maintained five commission assignment agency subsidiaries in 49 U.S. jurisdictions
  • Assisted outside counsel in defeating large Annuity class action suits (Tabares v. Equitrust; Eller v. Equitrust)

Representations

Has worked on over 50 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency regulatory matters, including more than 30 ICOs and more than 10 Virtual Currency Kiosk/Exchange matters.

Attorney of Record, Brief for Digital Currency and Ledger Defense Coalition, as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents,U.S. v. Coinbase, 3:17-CV-01431 N.D. Cal. (2017)

Research and Analysis Team Associate, Brief for AmiCour IP Group, LLC, as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondents, Microsoft v. i4i, 131 S. Ct. 2238 (2011).

 

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