Affiliate Members

CEFLI Affiliate Membership is available to organizations that can demonstrate an appropriate substantive nexus to CEFLI’s mission to support the life insurance industry’s compliance and ethics professionals..

Gold Level

Deloitte & Touche LLP

George Hanley
Managing Director
Phone- 973-602-4928

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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.

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Timothy J. O’Driscoll
Phone: (215) 988-2865

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Faegre Drinker is a top 50 firm designed for clients. With more than 1,300 experienced attorneys, consultants and professionals in 21 locations in the United States, London and Shanghai, we have the strength to solve our clients’ most complex challenges wherever they need us.

Faegre Drinker understands the insurance industry from an insider’s point of view, maintaining deep roots and enduring relationships with key participants in the industry, state regulators and local officials along with Congress, federal agencies and international standard-setters. We are problem-solvers for the country’s leading insurance companies — and have sustained this reputation for nearly a century. Our valuable institutional knowledge enables us to anticipate challenges and innovate to support our clients’ objectives. We are our clients’ business partners and collaborators, evolving with the industry to advance their goals so they can focus on mitigating risks for others.

We counsel life insurance carriers on all aspects of insurance regulation, high-stakes litigation, public policy, and M&A and other transactional matters. We litigate on behalf of clients, large and small, in single-plaintiff suits, bad faith actions and class actions throughout the country while carefully monitoring litigation threats and emerging trends. We also advise on matters involving product performance and administration, complex claims, reinsurance, bad faith and extra-contractual liability, improper sales practices and consumer protection statute violations, among others. Deeply familiar with applicable, often conflicting federal and state regulations, we analyze policy provisions and form filings, help formulate responses to information requests from regulators, and otherwise counsel life insurers on identifying and adopting best practices for regulatory compliance.

Silver Level

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Pam Ewing
General Manager
Phone: (800) 481-1522

Kathy Donovan
Senior Compliance Counsel

Susana Mitsis
Strategic Marketing Manager

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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.

Bronze Level

Locke Lord

Paige Waters
Phone: (312) 443-1815

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.

Compliance Systems Legal Group

Jay M. Cohen
Senior Advisor
Phone: (475)-470-6459

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Compliance Systems Legal Group (CSLG) is a boutique law firm that focuses exclusively on corporate compliance, ethics and governance.   Our team has worked on numerous high-profile corporate ethics matters. We have worked for and with a wide range of organizations, including many life insurance companies, and have the distinction of having been retained directly by the U.S. Department of Justice to advise prosecutors on the adequacy of corporate compliance and ethics programs.

Our services include: program evaluation and improvement; risk assessment; independent monitoring; data analytics and automation; interim or outsourced compliance management; transaction and portfolio company support; and expert witness advisory.

Maynard, Cooper & Gale

Tom Butler
Phone: (205) 254-1063

Ted Holt
Phone: 205-254-1102

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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.


Jonathan W. Berry III
Partner, Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets
Phone: (610) 745-0849

Kristen Stehlik
Manager, Marketing Events
Phone: (646) 227-4216

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Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges with a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, we help clients create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare them for future growth and success. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the company has more than 7,000 professionals in more than 50 locations. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:


Membership Benefits:

Eligibility to serve on the CEFLI Board of Directors.
A seat on the CEFLI Regulatory Forum.
Logo advertisement on Home Page of the CEFLI Website.
Complimentary exhibit table at Annual Conference.
Annual speaking opportunity (on a CEFLI-approved subject) at a CEFLI Summit Meeting or Annual Conference.
Opportunity to conduct a joint CEFLI webinar.
Discounted rates to exhibit at Annual Conference.
Member registration rates at Annual Conference.
Complimentary registration to Compliance Fundamentals Training Conference & Summit Meetings.
Unlimited access to all CEFLI webinars.
Ability to list published reports and resources to CEFLI website.
Organization’s logo displayed prominently at all CEFLI events.
Exclusive access and logo on Affiliate Member page of the CEFLI Website, including contact information for inquiries.
Costs $25,000 $15,000 $5,000