Jesse is an accomplished legal, regulatory compliance, and risk management professional. With over 20 years of industry experience focused on risk identification and mitigation within the highly regulated transportation and insurance industries. He has diverse business and legal leadership experience with thorough understanding of compliance, legal, and operational complexities, and a proven ability to resolve complex operational and legal compliance issues through cross-functional teamwork and collaboration. Jesse focuses on collaboration with business executives to design and implement profitable operational processes, procedures and risk management programs within highly regulated and complex industries of insurance and transportation. He approaches practice as a partnership with clients to provide usable business deliverables and customized engagement programs to maximize value to client.
He has demonstrated success reducing legal and regulatory compliance risk through legal analysis, regulatory settlement agreement negotiation and implementation, process improvement and detailed analytics. Jesse is strategically focused to drive long-term business objectives and reduce regulatory risk and has strong leadership and communication skills with emphasis on big-picture impact, excellence, and risk-based prioritization.
Prior to joining the firm, Jesse served as counsel and leader in an in-house legal department at a large insurer. His expertise lies in the lines of life, annuity, and supplemental health insurance products including long term care.
Leader of extended warranty/service contracts practice/teams.
Extensive experience in building, expanding and optimizing extended warranty programs for manufacturers, retailers, administrators and insurers.
Development and implementation of custom insurance programs utilizing a variety of risk transfers models including fronting, captive and reinsurance entities.
Development of Excess and Surplus lines insurance programs.
Creation and management of captive insurance companies and programs.
Designed and implemented the first Anti-Money Laundering program at a large life insurance company. The program successfully passed examinations by the IRS twice.
Development and implementation of multistate market conduct settlement agreements and corresponding corrective action plans across numerous industries including life, property & casualty and travel insurance.
Negotiation and resolution of market conduct and other regulatory actions in all areas of insurance.
Design, development and implementation of Death Master File programs related to life insurance.
Resolution of regulatory actions related to SSA’s Death Master File usage.
Indiana University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Butler University, B.S. Finance, 2000
Supreme Court of Indiana
Federal Court Seventh District
American Corporate Counsel
American Bar Association
Indiana Bar Association
Kentucky Bar Association