Our Insurance Regulation and Business Practice Group represents insurers, health maintenance organizations, managed care organizations, dental plan organizations, nonprofit health service plans, and reinsurers before the Maryland Insurance Administration and other state insurance departments.
Ren Tundermann, a former Assistant Attorney General and counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration, leads our group with 22 years of private practice experience. She is joined by Derek Yarmis with 26 years of litigation and regulatory experience; Jim Taylor with 23 years of litigation and regulatory experience; Don Davis with over 30 years of experience, including as general counsel to insurers, brokers, and administrators; and Brett Baulsir with six years of experience in all facets of our practice.
From the formation of insurance entities to licensure, form and rate approval, operational issues, examinations and investigations of all types, annual financial and holding company filings, investment issues, governance issues, administrative litigation, to the orderly wind down and run off of insurance entities: we cover it all. Examples include:
Transactions – We assist with third party and affiliate reinsurance agreements, mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and the sale and purchase of insurance agencies. We have extensive experience securing approval of Form A insurance company acquisitions and formations, Form D intercompany transactions, and the holding company system forms required by state law. We’re proud to be engaged in significant insurance regulatory matters, often with large law firms from New York and Chicago.
Complaints & Regulatory Litigation – We have broad experience resolving enforcement actions and policyholder complaints, both at the investigation stage and in defending administrative proceedings. We take the lead on issues like the medical loss ratio litigation in Maryland and a New York Insurance Department investigation involving international insurance placements.
Corporate Governance & Business Strategy – We provide counsel on various regulatory, business, and compliance matters, helping our clients strategize when there is no right answer. We also help with board matters, including training, using board committees, investment guidelines, and multi-state and international business planning.
We are self-admitted insurance geeks and take pleasure in finding unique solutions for our clients.