Overview

Sara Powell advises clients on state insurance matters. In particular, she counsels insurers, HMOs and regulators nationwide on corporate, transactional and regulatory matters. She has helped multiple Fortune 50 companies reach their goals and overcome their biggest obstacles. In the last year, Sara has advised insurers and regulators on artificial intelligence, Big Data and algorithms, including evolving standards and ethical considerations. Sara has presented to several departments of insurance on this topic, with other such meetings to follow.

International Regulatory and Solvency Counsel

Sara stays on top of the latest international insurance developments. She advises clients on international regulatory and solvency developments, including the development of international capital standards and activities based on financial stability regulation. She has extensive experience with international dialogue as it pertains to insurance guarantee schemes domestically and in the EU. Also, she attends periodic regulatory and standard-setting meetings, including the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and the Financial Stability Board.

Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance, Audits

When she’s not winging her way around the globe or delving into technology ethics, Sara assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, including obtaining the multistate regulatory approvals that such transactions often entail. She helps clients navigate through reinsurance transactions, licensing and solvency issues and a host of regulatory matters. She has negotiated complex TPA and business process outsourcing arrangements. Her experience also includes counseling clients on significant compliance audits and helping them critically examine and restructure their internal compliance processes and procedures

Consumer Protection Regulation

Sara helps clients with consumer protection and market conduct issues at the state and federal levels. She assesses client preparedness for audits from the CFPB, formulates responses to CFPB inquiries and implements remediation plans and compliance improvements, including examining and restructuring their internal compliance processes and procedures.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Education

University of Chicago Law School
J.D. (2002)

Valparaiso University
B.A. summa cum laude (1997)

Artificial Intelligence: Regulatory & Risk Management
Artificial Intelligence: Regulatory & Risk Management
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Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • National Conference of Insurance Guaranty Funds (NCIGF)
    Quarterly Updates on International Regulatory Developments
  • How U.S. and International Responses to the Financial Crisis Are Shaping the Future of Insurance Regulation
    Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, November 2015
  • Best Practices – Third Party Risk Management Compliance & Ethics Forum for Life Insurers (CEFLI) Annual Conference
    Orlando, Florida, 2015
  • International Regulation and Resolutions
  • From All Sides
    Co-author with Scott Kosnoff, NOLHGA Journal Vol. XXI, Number 2, June 2015

    Moderator, National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA) Legal Seminar, San Francisco, July 2015
  • No Rest for the Weary: State, Federal and International Developments Impacting Guaranty Funds
    NCIGF Annual Conference, Indianapolis, May 2015
  • Behind the Insurance Industry Headlines: International Capital Standards
    April 2015
  • U.S. and International Responses to the Financial Crisis and Their Impact on the Insurance Industry
    July 2014
  • Financial Stability Board (FSB), International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) and International Developments
    April 2014
  • Learning From the Financial Crisis
    Co-author with Scott Kosnoff, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XXIV, Edition 4, Winter 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Bet Tzedek Holocaust Survivors Justice Network — Pro Bono Representation for Holocaust Survivors
  • State of Indiana Protective Order Project — Co-chair

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Valparaiso University Alumni Association — Board of Directors
  • Julian Center — Board of Directors (Development Committee, Co-Chair)
  • So Big — Co-founder and Board of Directors

Firm Leadership

  • Sara co-leads FaegreBD’s financial services industry team.
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