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.

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.

Maynard Nexsen

Tom Butler
Phone: (205) 254-1063

Ted Holt
Phone: 205-254-1102

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Maynard Nexsen is a full-service law firm with more than 550 attorneys in 23 offices from coast to coast across the United States. Maynard Nexsen formed in 2023 when two successful, client-centered firms combined to form a powerful national team. Maynard Nexsen’s list of clients spans a wide range of industry sectors and includes both public and private companies.


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 sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 16,500+ professionals in over 50 locations globally. 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


Greg Cunningham
Phone: (610) 322-1943

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PBI Research is the leading provider of death audit and locate services to insurance companies – specifically annuities, pension risk transfer, long term care, structured settlements, and life insurance policies.

For over 10 years, the Social Security Administration (SSA) Death Master File (DMF) has continued to decline – only providing 23% of deaths – leaving the industry without a comprehensive data source. This significant decline has caused insurance companies to miss deceased policy holders causing fraud, overpayments, and compliance issues. PBI has the largest team of industry experts and delivers 99.9% data accuracy using artificial intelligence, 26,000 integrated databases, proprietary processes, human expertise, and over 40 years of best practices. PBI has helped thousands of customers including some of the largest insurance companies, pension plans, third-party administrators, and financial institutions save over $200 million in overpayments. Learn more at

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Kathy Donovan
Senior Compliance Counsel

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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.

Membership Benefits:

Eligibility to serve on the CEFLI Board of Directors.
Two complimentary registrations to Compliance Fundamentals Training Conference
One complimentary registration to CEFLI Annual Conference
One Complimentary registration to Compliance Fundamentals Training Conference
Member registration rate to CEFLI Events (beyond complimentary registrations, if applicable)
Complimentary sponsorship for a social event at Annual Conference
Advanced list of attendees prior to Annual Conference
Exclusive access to Chief Compliance Officers’ Forum
Speaking opportunity (on a CEFLI approved subject) at a Summit Meeting / Annual Conference
Ability to post a CEFLI webinar (featuring your firm’s staff) to your organization’s website
Tier 1)  Priority consideration to conduct a joint webinar (First pick of date on calendar)
Tier 2) Priority consideration to conduct a joint webinar  (Second pick of date on calendar)
Tier 3) Priority consideration to conduct a joint webinar (Third pick of date on calendar)
Ability to promote and invite your firm’s clients to a webinar (featuring your firm’s staff)
Access to CEFLI Benchmarking Surveys
Unlimited, complimentary access to all CEFLI webinars
Logo appears at bottom of CEFLI website landing page
Logo appears on CEFLI website with your contact information and a link to your website
Organization’s logo displayed prominently at all CEFLI events and at the beginning of each webinar
Ability to post published reports and resources to CEFLI’s website
Costs $25,000 $15,000 $5,000