|January 9, 2006
PHILADELPHIA – The chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department will rejoin Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP as a partner in the Philadelphia office later this month.
Steven B. Davis, who has headed the Insurance Department’s Office of Chief Counsel since 2003, will co-chair the firm’s nationally recognized insurance practice group with current chair Craig R. Blackman. Davis was an associate with Stradley Ronon from 1999 until 2001.
“We are very excited to welcome Steve back to Stradley,” said Stradley Ronon Chairman William R. Sasso. “I look forward to working with him again; and I’m sure our clients will too. Already, the response in the industry has been fantastic.”
As chief counsel for the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, Davis was responsible for providing counsel to the Insurance Commissioner, Governor’s Office and all Department program areas on commonwealth insurance matters. He managed the Department’s 17 attorneys and oversaw all of the Department’s litigation matters. In addition, he provided counsel on enforcement matters, troubled company workouts, receiverships, statutory interpretation and development, and the commonwealth’s Mcare and CHIP/adultBasic programs.
“With more than 25 attorneys in our group, we have an established, thriving and diverse insurance practice handling business interruption, errors and omissions, directors and officers’ liability, property and casualty, healthcare, fidelity and surety, and flood insurance claims, among others,” said Blackman. “Steve will add depth to our practice, but also lead us in areas where he has a specialized background such as insurance regulatory and life and long-term-care industry representations.”
“Considering that Steve was being courted by several top firms in the area, it is a major coup for Stradley to land him,” added Managing Partner Jeffrey A. Lutsky. “Having worked with Steve, I know his tireless work ethic and initiative will diversify and increase the services we can offer clients.”
“I am excited to return to work with Stradley’s insurance group,” Davis said. “It has truly been an honor serving the Rendell administration and a wonderful opportunity to work side-by-side with professionals in the Insurance Department. I am very much looking forward to serving Stradley’s clients, coupling the skills I obtained as a regulator with my prior litigation and regulatory experience.”
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