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Mike enjoys helping businesses find creative solutions that improve their bottom line. With over 20 years of industry experience, he has helped some of the largest insurance, brokerage, reinsurance, and transportation providers in the world develop cost-efficient strategies that promote innovation and growth.

He has a broad range of insurance and risk management experience, including captives, corporate transactions, enforcement matters, corporate governance, licensing of insurers, insurance holding company act issues, independent contractor issues, financial and statutory examinations, claims handling & best practices, producer compensation, risk retention and risk purchasing groups, as well as day to day operational knowledge related to running several property & casualty insurance companies, an insurance brokerage company, and a captive insurance company. Mike also has transportation & logistics experience dealing with federal leasing requirements, regulatory and licensing compliance, DOT and Hazardous Materials Compliance and warehousing.

Mike is also the president of Transaction Expeditors (TE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Frost Brown Todd. TE is a technology company focused on turning risk into opportunity by providing affordable disruptive business solutions that increase efficiency & lower costs through the powerful combination of technology & expertise, including AI-driven software that empowers teams to redline contracts with speed and accuracy, end-to-end contract management, and multiple consulting services.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Mike served as chief operating officer, executive vice present of claims, general counsel & secretary at a publicly-traded holding company, and its wholly-owned U.S. property-casualty insurance subsidiaries and its independent brokerage company, conducting business in 50 states and all Canadian provinces. Earlier in his career, he served as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded auto finance company, served as a Deputy Attorney General, and practiced creditors rights law in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Other Info About Mike

Experience

Legal Work Highlights
  • Creating independent contractor programs for the transportation & logistics industry, including proper onboarding, contract compliance, and insurance requirements.
  • Developing claims handling protocols & best practices for the transportation industry, including primary & excess auto liability, nontrucking liability, cargo, workers’ compensation, occupational accident & contingent liability.
  • Claims auditing and insurance compliance evaluation.
  • Development and approval of transportation insurance programs, including primary & excess auto liability, nontrucking liability, cargo, workers’ compensation, occupational accident & contingent liability.
  • Development and management of national claim departments and TPA’s, including developing claims protocols, best practices, and vendor management solutions.
  • Responding to market conduct, special target examinations, subpoenas, consumer complaints, and other investigations brought by state and federal regulators.
  • Insurance producer, business entity licensing, and limited lines licensing.
  • Formation and authorization of admitted and nonadmitted P&C insurance companies, including licensing & surplus lines.
  • Formation and authorization of various types of alternative risk-bearing entities, including domestic and offshore captives, risk retention groups, risk purchasing groups, and self-insurance programs.

Education

Bar Memberships

Courts

Mike is admitted to practice before the following courts:

United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana

United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

United States District Court, for the District of Minnesota (Non-Active)

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Trucking Association

Trucking Industry Defense Association

National Tank Truck Carriers

Truckload Carriers Association

Transportation Intermediaries Association

Transportation Lawyers Association

American Bus Association

North American Transportation Employee Relations Association

Indiana Motor Truck Association

Ohio Trucking Association

Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association

Civic Activities

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, Director, 2010 to 2019

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