Scott Kosnoff loves his job. He’s a top-notch regulatory, transactional and public policy lawyer who has been making the world a safer place for the insurance industry for more than 25 years.
Scott advises insurance companies and regulators nationwide on:
Mergers, acquisitions and multistate regulatory approvals (Form A filings, Form E filings, public hearings, the whole nine yards).
Indemnity and assumption reinsurance transactions, the Covered Agreement and credit for reinsurance issues.
Big Data, algorithms and what insurers who use them can do to stay out of hot water.
International insurance regulation — including standard setting by the Financial Stability Board and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors — and what it means for U.S.-based companies.
Federal legislative, regulatory and policy developments involving Congress, Treasury, the Federal Insurance Office, the FDIC and the Fed.
State-based insurance regulation, including action at the NAIC.
Holding company and corporate governance issues, including board duties and disclosure requirements.
Risk transfer arrangements between health insurers/HMOs and providers/health care intermediaries.
Troubled company and insolvency matters.
Suitability, the best interest standard, sales practices and compliance assessments/gap analysis.
Market conduct and regulatory matters of all shapes and sizes.
Nearing a Resolution on Resolution
Co-author with Sara Powell, NOLHGA Journal Vol. XXIII, Number 2, June 2017
From All Sides
Co-author with Sara Powell, NOLHGA Journal Vol. XXI, Number 2, June 2015
Learning From the Financial Crisis
Co-author with Sara Powell, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, March 2014
Dodd-Frank and Its Impact on Insurance Regulation
No Rest for the Weary: State, Federal and International Developments Impacting Guaranty Funds
How U.S. and International Responses to the Financial Crisis Are Shaping the Future of Insurance Regulation
Update on International Insurance Regulation
The FDIC's Preferred Resolution Strategy Under Dodd-Frank
Federal and International Update Regarding Receivership and Guaranty System Issues
Financial Services Reform: Implications for the Insurance Industry
Resolution Mechanisms in an Era of Systemic Risk
Acquisitions of Regulated Companies and Blocks of Business
60 Minutes of Suitability
PBMs: Living in a Brave New (Increasingly) Regulated World
Constructive Guaranty Association/Receiver Interactions in a World of Complex Products and Interests
Leadership & Community
Association of Life Insurance Counsel
Federation of Regulatory Counsel — Past Chair
American Bar Association — Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Insurance Regulation Committee, Past Chair)
National Association of Insurance Commissioners — Regularly attends NAIC meetings
The Best Lawyers in America — Corporate Law, 2007-18, and Insurance Law, 2009-18