|[January 15, 2013]
Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton Bolsters Insurance Regulation and Coverage Capabilities with Addition of Key Partners
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
National law firm Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton (Nelson Levine)
announced today that Lawrence H. Mirel will join the firm's Washington,
DC office as a partner in the Insurance Regulation Practice on February
1, 2013, and Marc S. Voses has joined the firm's New York office as a
partner in the Insurance Coverage Practice.
Mr. Mirel has more than 25 years of insurance-related experience and
served for more than six years as the Commissioner of Insurance,
Securities and Banking for the District of Columbia. He is a leading
authority on prevalent insurance policy issues, including the impact on
the industry of federal legislation -- the Class Action Reform Act,
Dodd-Frank Act and Affordable Care Act -- and on state regulatory
matters such as principle-based reserving, reinsurance collateral reform
and the creation of health insurance exchanges. Mr. Mirel focuses his
practice on helping insurers understand what the rapidly-evolving
regulatory landscape means for their businesses. He earned his B.A. from
Oberlin College and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School. Prior
to joining Nelson Levine, Mr. Mirel served as a partner and co-chair of
the Insurance Regulation and Legislation Group at Wiley Rein LLP.
Mr. Mirel will be based in Nelson evine's Washington, DC office led by
Susan T. Stead, chair of the firm's Insurance Regulation Practice and a
former regulator. Focused on insurance regulatory reform with a special
emphasis on federal legislation affecting insurers, Ms. Stead will move
the home base of her national regulatory practice to the firm's DC
office while continuing to lead Nelson Levine's Ohio operations.
Mr. Voses has devoted his entire legal career to advising insurers and
reinsurers in large exposure, complex claims and coverage matters
arising from various product lines, including Directors & Officers,
Financial Lines, and Errors & Omissions. He also advises insurers on
extracontractual issues and represents insurers in claims alleging bad
faith as well as in matters arising out of insurers' commercial
operations. Mr. Voses earned his B.S. in accounting from St. John's
University College of Business Administration and his J.D. from St.
John's University School of Law. Prior to joining Nelson Levine, he was
a partner in the New York office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP.
"We are thrilled to have attorneys of Larry's and Marc's caliber join
our firm," said Mike Nelson, Chairman of Nelson Levine. "The additional
resources of Larry and Sue in our DC office are of particular value to
all of our clients as the regulatory climate remains in flux. Their
distinct regulatory perspectives and unmatched credentials will be
invaluable assets as we continue to monitor the federal government's
influence on the insurance industry. This office will continue to grow
as discussions surrounding insurance regulation continue to dominate
agendas in the capital."
Mr. Nelson continued: "Marc's extensive knowledge of coverage issues is
a great complement to our team of top-tier attorneys. In particular,
Marc's understanding of D&O and E&O issues will allow us to deepen our
ability to assist the industry with these important issues."
With offices in the United States and London, Nelson Levine (www.nldhlaw.com)
provides comprehensive legal services to the insurance industry in the
areas of regulatory, class action, reinsurance, business practices,
complex litigation, coverage, subrogation, bad faith and insurance fraud.
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