Affiliate Members

CEFLI’s core mission is to promote high levels of ethical and compliant business practices in the life insurance industry by providing its members with a connection to exclusive resources to meet their ever changing needs. The following organizations support CEFLI in this core mission and provide products, services or other value-added resources to the compliance and ethics professionals in the life insurance industry.

Affiliate Membership Benefits

 

GOLD Level


Deloitte & Touche LLP
 
Deloitte & Touche LLP offers auditing, accounting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services. The firm provides international financial reporting, assurance and advisory, tax auditing, corporate governance, risk consulting, and management and board advisory services. Additionally, it provides merger and acquisition, government compliance, financial advisory, and human capital consulting services. Deloitte & Touche caters to aviation, defense, automotive, finance, banking, consumer products, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, media, oil and gas, power, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunication, hospitality, and government sectors. The firm was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Deloitte & Touche LLP is a member firm of Deloitte LLP.

Drinker Biddle

Stephen Baker
Partner
Phone: (215) 988-2769
Email: stephen.baker@dbr.com
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Drinker Biddle's Life Insurance and Annuities Practice represents major life insurance groups in significant litigation and corporate matters. We are on the forefront of today's life insurance issues. For example, we assist clients in resolving complex legal issues relating to the secondary market for high face value life insurance policies, including stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions and stranger-originated annuity transactions (STAT). In addition to life insurers, we also represent broker general agents, broker dealers, escrow agents and premium financing companies. As well, our national annuities practice has handled hundreds of litigation matters, ranging from suitability class actions to structured settlement transfer petitions. Our practice also includes regulatory and claims issues for long term care insurers, privacy and compliance issues under GLBA and HIPAA, 419(a) and 412(i) tax shelter issues, and class action litigation related to all of the above-described products and issues.

 

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Pam Ewing
General Manager
Phone: (800) 481-1522
Email: pam.ewing@wolterskluwer.com
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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is one of the leading worldwide providers of comprehensive compliance, risk management and audit solutions for the financial services industry. We are a comprehensive risk management business singularly focused on helping financial services organizations mitigate compliance, operational and financial risk across their business, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ solutions empower professionals to make intelligent and clear-sighted decisions in a rapidly changing environment.

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services empowers compliance, risk management, finance and audit professionals in financial services industries across the globe to make intelligent and clear-sighted decisions in a rapidly changing environment. We provide the solutions they need to manage risk across the business while staying in front of new regulatory requirements improve efficiencies and grow their business.

 

 

SILVER Level


Dentons

Thomas E. Hampton
Senior Advisor
Phone: (202) 408-6401
Email: thomas.hampton@dentons.com
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Dentons is a global firm driven to provide our clients with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton.

Now clients benefit from more than 2,500 lawyers and professionals in 79 locations in 52 countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and CIS, the UK and the US who are committed to challenging the status quo to offer creative, actionable business and legal solutions.


Faegre-Baker-Daniels

Sara Powell
Partner
Phone: (317) 237-1186
Email: Sara.Powell@faegrebd.com
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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP is an international law firm dedicated to serving local, national and international businesses. From offices in the US, UK and China, our more than 750 legal and consulting professionals provide expertise in more than 85 practice areas and industry segments. We are one of the 75 largest law firms in the U.S.

With more than 25 Faegre Baker Daniels and FaegreBD Consulting professionals dedicated to the insurance industry, we provide clients with broad and deep regulatory, transactional and litigation expertise. We also monitor and advocate legislative changes on behalf of clients. For more information, visit www.FaegreBD.com

 

LexisNexis
Chris Beckett
Director, Marketing
Phone: (937) 865-7010  Direct

Email: christine.beckett@lexisnexis.com
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LexisNexis We help insurers assess their risk and streamline the underwriting process in 99% of all U.S. auto insurance claims and more than 90% of all homeowner claims. LexisNexis C.L.U.E.® Auto, the industry standard loss underwriting database for the U.S. auto insurance market, represents a 99.6% industry contribution.

In the financial sector, LexisNexis helps 50 of the top 50 U.S. banks prevent crime, achieve regulatory compliance and mitigate business risk. Retail customers use our tools to predict and prevent fraud, while health care professionals use them to help combat fraud, waste and abuse across the continuum.


Navigant
Jonathan W. Berry III
Managing Director, Financial Services
Phone: (610) 745-0849

Email: jberry@navigant.com
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Navigant (NYSE: NCI) provides a wide range of services, spanning from consulting and compliance to litigation and investigative support, to help highly-regulated industry organizations address their most critical business issues. Our Financial Services consulting practice works collaboratively with banking, insurance, and investment management clients to achieve their business objectives by improving operational effectiveness and mitigating compliance risks.  Our comprehensive service offering focuses on our clients’ key opportunities and challenges including core business operations, technology, human capital, regulatory compliance, strategic transformations, customer service, and business process outsourcing (BPO). We bring deep industry, consulting and technical expertise, and are known for partnering with our clients to realize their business objectives.  
 

 

BRONZE Level


Berwyn Group

Michael Murphy
Director of Marketing and Sales
Phone: (847) 440-1570
Email: sales@berwyngroup.com
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The Berwyn Group provides customizable, flexible, and secure mortality verification (death audits), new address determination (locator services), and Beneficiary Locator services for financial organizations and insurance companies. The Berwyn Group’s SOC compliant designation provides proof that the security of our clients’ data is the highest priority. The Berwyn Group locates more deceased individuals than any other company by using complex algorithms (fuzzy logic) and comparing client records against multiple data sources, including the Social Security Death Master File (SSDMF).  These processes and the delivery of clear, concise reporting allow clients to stay in compliance with all state regulators and independent auditors.

 


 
 
First Consulting & Administration, Inc.

Sean P. Cox, B.A., HIA, MHP
Assistant Vice President and Consultant
Phone: 816-391-2737
Email:  Sean.Cox@FirstConsulting.com

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First Consulting & Administration, Inc.    Every Company has unique needs. First Consulting has unique solutions. We tailor our services to help insurers best solve regulatory and compliance challenges. We assist you with jump-starting your Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program in compliance with new ORSA requirements, in addition to assisting with product compliance such as drafting and filing state variations and forms, rules and rates. We also help with market requirements such as expansion of authority, advertising review and disclosure requirements.  

 


 
 
Locke Lord

Paige Waters
Partner
Phone: (312) 443-1815
Email: pwaters@lockelord.com
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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Our team of approximately 650 attorneys has earned a solid national reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work. We serve our clients’ interests first, and these clients range from Fortune 500 and middle market public and private companies to start-ups and emerging businesses.

Locke Lord’s team builds collaborative relationships and crafts creative solutions to solve problems—all designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. Among Locke Lord’s many strong practice areas are appellate, aviation, bankruptcy/restructuring/insolvency, business litigation and dispute resolution, class action litigation, corporate, employee benefits, energy, environmental, financial services, health care, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, international, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, public law, real estate, regulatory, REIT, tax, technology, and white collar criminal defense and internal investigations.


Maynard, Cooper & Gale

Tom Butler
Partner
Phone: (205) 254-1063
Email: tbutler@maynardcooper.com
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Maynard, Cooper & Gale represents life insurance companies in all facets of litigation.  Our attorneys have defended nationwide insurance and annuity-related class actions in numerous state and federal courts, while also serving as lead trial counsel in cases pending throughout the United States, including notorious “tort hell” venues in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi South Florida, Texas and West Virginia.

          In addition to litigation, the Firm represents insurance companies in all forms of corporate and regulatory matters. These activities include assistance in the design and approval of insurance products, as well as obtaining authorizations from departments of insurance to transact business.

 


Navigant
Jonathan W. Berry III
Managing Director, Financial Services
Phone: (610) 745-0849

Email: jberry@navigant.com
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Navigant (NYSE: NCI) provides a wide range of services, spanning from consulting and compliance to litigation and investigative support, to help highly-regulated industry organizations address their most critical business issues. Our Financial Services consulting practice works collaboratively with banking, insurance, and investment management clients to achieve their business objectives by improving operational effectiveness and mitigating compliance risks.  Our comprehensive service offering focuses on our clients’ key opportunities and challenges including core business operations, technology, human capital, regulatory compliance, strategic transformations, customer service, and business process outsourcing (BPO). We bring deep industry, consulting and technical expertise, and are known for partnering with our clients to realize their business objectives.  
 

 


Pension Benefit Information, Inc.

Sue McDonald
President
Phone: (415) 482-9611 x206
Email: suem@pbinfo.com
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Pension Benefit Information, Inc. (PBI) was the first pioneer, and has been the leading supplier of death audit services for over 30 years. PBI is committed to provide solutions that meet and exceed regulatory requirements; including Verus audits, New York Regulation 200, and any additional Regulatory Settlement Agreements. PBI delivers Soft Search? (fuzzy logic algorithms) with the most up-to-date death information available from the SSA DMF and our state department of vital records. Our Research Center integrates essential follow-up utilities to validate information (name & SSN), retrieve obituaries, locate an address or beneficiary & request a death certificate.  This can all be done conveniently from your corporate desktop using a single log-in that employs a proprietary security authorization layer ensuring that every PII transaction is authenticated and logged.


Sidley Austin LLP

Andrew R. Holland
Partner
Phone: (212) 839-5882
Email: aholland@sidley.com
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Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s premier law firms with approximately 1,700 lawyers and 18 offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Our Insurance and Financial Services Practice group, with 85 lawyers worldwide, provides sophisticated regulatory, transactional and dispute resolution advice to the insurance industry that is sensitive to financial, business and operational issues. We counsel life insurers on a broad range of regulatory and compliance matters such as market conduct compliance, holding company system regulation, credit for reinsurance requirements, invested asset regulation, risk-based and other capital requirements, unclaimed property and the regulation of captive insurers, as well as sanctions and privacy issues.

 

Unclaimed Property Recovery and Reporting, LLC

John Bambach
Senior Consultant
Phone: (516) 705-6262
Email: jbambach@uprrinc.com
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Unclaimed Property Recovery & Reporting is the leading provider of unclaimed property consulting and compliance services to the insurance industry.  UPRR’s flexible solutions are focused on mitigating risks and maintaining contact with policyholders and/or beneficiaries.  Our services include social security death master file index matching, owner and heir location, plus due diligence and escheat reporting assistance.