Dan Brown

Dan Brown represents insurance companies, start-ups, agents, brokers and other stakeholders in all aspects of the admitted, exempt and surplus lines insurance markets in the United States.

Dan advises alien or foreign insurers on how to comply with various state laws in placing business; early-stage and developed insurtech entities on regulatory and corporate issues; insureds on exempt and specialty lines; producers on licensing, placement and premium tax issues, including digitization of the process; and insureds on coverage and placement issues. He advises London market participants on how to comply with US insurance laws, either by becoming admitted insurers or by using a variety of methods of covering US risks without being licensed.

Dan addresses a variety of licensing and compliance issues on an international scale, including: entity formation and licensure, mergers and acquisitions, resolution of broker compensation and disclosure issues, product development (both mandatory filing and exempt products), name changes and approval, preparation of licensing applications, preparation of applications for certificates of authority, and negotiations with departments of insurance regarding licensing and certification issues.

He advises on exemptions, taxation, coverage levels, extraterritorial issues, the individual mandate, the employer mandate, and individual and group applications of the ACA.

Dan presents trainings on California’s Fair Claims Handling regulations to enable licensed producers and claims handlers to comply with all aspects of the regulations, including annual training requirements. He also helps clients draft, amend, lobby for or seek department clarification regarding statutes or regulations affecting their businesses.

Insurers and producers looking at affiliate transactions seek Dan’s counsel on preparing the necessary applications and obtaining approvals from departments of insurance. He advises on pre-transaction strategies, preparation of necessary corporate documents and agreements, and execution of the application process. Dan also advises clients on information privacy and restrictions on sharing personal, nonpublic information with affiliates and non-affiliates.

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