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Biography

Greg’s practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial and corporate transactions, insurance regulatory matters and insurance insolvency, international regulation and trade (export/import, customs, licensing and technology transfer, sale of goods, foreign investment, structuring of international sales and manufacturing operations, distributorships and joint ventures) and workouts/restructuring.

Greg heads the firm’s insurance regulatory practice group, which provides a variety of insurance related legal services, including representation of national insurance carriers in regulatory compliance and licensing matters, including life and health, MEWAs, self-insurance funds, unauthorized insurers and conversions. He regularly attends meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and his work has been cited numerous times in Mealey’s publications.

Prior to joining the predecessor to Frost Brown Todd LLC, Greg was associated with the high-technology/international trade practice group of Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C. and with American Export Group International Services, Inc., a Washington D.C./Baltimore based export corporation doing business mainly in Western Europe and the Middle East.

 

Experience

Insurance Industry Practice

Greg is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and he also chairs the Insurance Regulatory practice group of Multilaw, an international association of law firms located in 150 commercial centers throughout the world.

Insurance Business Experience:
  • Development and approval of national insurance/extended warranty/service contract products and programs, including distribution, marketing and compensation systems.
  • Formation and authorization of various types of risk bearing entities, including domestic and off-shore captives, risk retention groups, risk purchasing group, captive/risk retention groups, life and property and casualty insurers, as well as group and self-insurers.
  • Insurance producer licensing, business entity licensing and limited lines licensing and design of regional, national and international insurance product distribution systems, including call center operations.
  • Holding company system filings and licensing, as well as preparation of insurance management and outsourcing agreements.
  • Market conduct, special target examinations and other type of investigations by state and federal regulators, including MAWG actions.
  • Counsel for over 120 former members of the Kentucky workers’ compensation group self-insurance fund, AIK Comp in Rehabilitation.
  • Counsel for numerous insurers affected by the liquidations of Reciprocal of America, Legion and Reliance, as well as other domestic and off-shore insolvencies.
  • Lead counsel on the liquidation and related litigation of the National Business Association Trust/National Benefit Administrators, Inc., a Kentucky unauthorized insurer doing business in 22 states.
  • Handled general litigation matters for the estate, including claims administration, document retention/depository, asset management, coordination with the departments of insurance, and reports to the Court, as well as acted as lead counsel in numerous adversary proceedings, including officer-director suits, preference and collection actions.
  • Coordination counsel on the liquidation of Kentucky Central Life Insurance Company.
  • Handled general rehabilitation/liquidation matters for the estate, including claims administration, document retention/ depository, asset management, coordination with NOLHGA, and reports to the Court, as well as acted as lead counsel in numerous adversary proceedings, including multi-million dollar preference actions, foreclosures, and collection actions. Also special counsel in actions against officers, directors and auditors.
  • Oral argument before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals concerning an unauthorized insurance MEWA, insurance insolvency, ERISA and application of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Insurance Insolvencies:
  • American Chambers Life Insurance Company
  • AIK Comp
  • Frontier
  • Legion/Mutual Risk Management Ltd
  • Reciprocal of America/The Reciprocal Group
  • First Virginia Re
  • Doctors Insurance Reciprocal Group
  • Mutual Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd
  • Reliance
  • Numerous issues for various parties to the insolvency proceedings of admitted carriers and other risk bearing entities, including captives

International Services

Greg’s practice is concentrated in the areas of international regulation and trade compliance (export/import, dumping/trade remedies, customs, licensing and technology transfer, sale/labeling/regulation of goods, foreign investment, structuring of international sales and manufacturing operations, distributorships and joint ventures) and insurance/risk management.

Prior to joining the predecessor to Frost Brown Todd LLC, He was associated with the High-Technology/International Trade Practice Group of Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C. and with American Export Group International Services, Inc., a Washington D.C./Baltimore based export corporation doing business mainly in Western Europe and the Middle East.

Experience:
  • Counsel on numerous foreign investment transactions and related regulatory compliance in the EEC, South America, Mexico, Canada, the former Soviet Union, Pakistan, India, China and South Africa among others.
  • Counsel in defense of multi-million dollar customs criminal investigation involving allegations of violations of the Tariff Act of 1933, the Buy-American Act, among others.
  • Counsel in numerous anti-dumping investigations, several gray market good investigations and numerous compliance audits and training presentations relating to export/import issues.
  • Counsel on numerous trade compliance and regulatory internal investigations.
  • Counsels clients in import and export operations, including establishment of trade compliance programs and voluntary disclosure issues before the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
  • Counsels clients in all aspects of international trade and regulatory compliance, including acting as outside regulatory counsel.
  • Counsel on numerous foreign investment transactions, including off-shore alternative risk transfer entities

Representative Matters

Lead counsel on numerous MAWG actions, and multi-state department investigations, corrective action plans and regulatory settlement agreements.

Counsel for 24 Kentucky hospitals in the second largest case ever tried before the Virginia corporation in the Reciprocal of America insurance insolvency proceeding, which included issues on the guaranty fund system and definition of insurance.

Lead counsel on the development and regulatory compliance of numerous specialty insurance programs

Lead counsel of the formation of numerous captive and alternative risk financing entities, both in the U.S. and in foreign jurisdictions

Lead counsel on numerous commercial foreclosures/workouts involving multi-million dollar loans, receiverships and lender liability defense issues for various lending institutions, the FDIC, RTC and liquidators

Counsel on numerous foreign investment transactions

Trial counsel with Grant Cowan in the Nowicki litigation which resulted in $17.3 million judgment (at the time – second largest jury verdict in Eastern District of Kentucky)

Other Info About Greg

Education

Law School

Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D., 1987

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.A., 1982, with distinction

George Washington University School of Public and International Affairs, Advanced Studies, Fall 1983 – Spring 1984

Bar Membership

Greg is licensed to practice in the following states:

Pennsylvania, 1987

Kentucky, 1988

Courts

Greg is admitted to practice before the following courts:

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

U.S. Department of State Certificate of Appreciation, July 2014

The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2007-2019

Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent®, Rated

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Bluegrass Tomorrow, Board Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Inc.

Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society, Member

INSOL, Member

National Society of Professional Insurance Investigators, Member

International Association of Insurance Receivers, Accredited Insurance Receiver, Legal

Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, Midwest Chapter President

Society for International Affairs, Member

U.S. Travel Insurance Association (UStiA)

Global Alliance of Travel + Tourism + Hospitality Attorneys (GATTHA), Member

Fayette County Bar Association, Business & Corporate Law, Bankruptcy Law and Intellectual Property & Computer Law Practice Sections

Kentucky Bar Association, Business Law and Bankruptcy Law Sections

American Bar Association, Business Law, Intellectual Property Law and Tort & Insurance Practice (Life Insurance Law Committee, Excess, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance   Committee, and Insurance Regulation Committee, Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committee); International Law & Practice (Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Customs Law, Russia-Eurasia Committee, International Trade Committee)

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Kentucky World Trade Association

Bluegrass International Trade Association, Past President

Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation

Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary School, Past Board Member

Barkley Woods Homeowners’ Association, Past Board Member

Kentucky Middle School Football Association, President

Lexington Catholic Athletics Committee, Member

Presentations

Greg was invited to speak at the following events:

Innovation & Compliance: Compliance in InsurTech
American Banker Association (ABA) Insurance Distribution Exchange (September 2019)

Disability Income & PSO Laws: Solutions to Gap Between Income & Expenses
AICP Annual Conference (September 2019)

Market Conduct and the Expanded Use of Extended Warranties
Extended Warranty & Service Contracts Innovations (September 2019)

InsuranceConnect 2019 Moderator (September 2019)

InsurTech Sandbox Innovation: KY House Bill 386
NCOIL Summer Meeting (July 2019)

The Regtech Revolution: Using Technology to Improve Insurance Regulatory Outcomes
Insurtech Insights Global Summit (June 2019)

Tech/Innovation Panel
AICP Education Day – Midwest Chapter (May 2019)

Travel Insurance Limited Line Licensure: The Need for an NCOIL Model Act
UStiA (April 2019)

U.S. Travel Protection Products Regulatory Update
ITIC Americas (February 2019)

Navigating the Hazards of Market Conduct
Extended Warranty & Service Contracts Innovations (October 2018)

Smart Regulation Enables Innovation Insurance Innovators
Unscripted Podcast (April 2018)

Extended Warranty as a Tool to meet Growing Customer Expectations
ENG Automotive Warranty Management Conference (October 2017)

Nirvana It’s Not: Understanding the Changes to the Affordable Care Act
AICP Annual Meeting (October 2017)

Compliance & Enforcement, The Things That Keep You Up at Night
Extended Warranty & Service Contracts Innovation Conference (September 2017)

The Post-Election Insurance Landscape: Washington, the States, and the NAIC
AICP Midwest Chapter Education Day (May 2017)

Inbound & Outbound U.S. Travel Protection Products Regulatory Update
International Travel and Health Insurance Conference (ITIC Americas) (February 2017)

 

 

 

Major Publications

Greg is an author of the following publications:

Kentucky Makes a Major InsurTech Overture, Drawing National Interest
Carrier Management (June 2019)

After Settling with States, Travel Insurance Companies Begin to Standardize Nationally
Travel Market Report (July 2018)

Unfulfilled Promises: The Federal Government’s Liability Under The ACA’s Risk Corridor Program
The Insurance Receiver (Summer 2017)

 

 

 

Firm Committees

Greg serves on the following committees at Frost Brown Todd:

Insurance Regulation Practice Group Leader

Multilaw Insurance Regulatory Practice Group, Chair

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