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8/29/18 Special Insurance Regulatory CLE: “Duties to Report Misconduct”

August 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Co-Sponsored by the Austin Bar Association and the Insurance Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

WHAT: Lunch hour event with 30 mins of CLE credit and networking between public and private practitioners

WHEN: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Austin Bar Association, 816 Congress Ave., Ste. 700, Austin, TX 78701

WHY: Austin is the capitol and headquarters of the Texas Department of Insurance, which regulates the 9th largest insurance market in the world. In addition to the half-hour CLE presentation, we want to hear from attendees whether there is interest in creating an insurance section within the Austin Bar Association and whether the Insurance Section of the State Bar of Texas can better cater to the needs of regulatory insurance practitioners.


Rachel A. Cloyd, Director, Regulatory Analysis Office, Texas Department of Insurance

Rachel’s role in Enforcement involves not only anticipating and identifying market trends and compliance issues, but also handling complex property and casualty litigation. With more than 10 years of experience in insurance compliance, administrative law, and commercial litigation, she has represented TDI in a wide variety of enforcement matters.

Jon L. Gillum, Senior Counsel, Locke Lord LLP

With more than 15 years of experience, Jon’s practice focus on insurance regulation, service contract (extended warranty) regulation, and Texas administrative law. He routinely assists clients with transactions, compliance matters, investigations, enforcement matters, and litigation involving the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the rules and statutes addressed by those entities.


Blair Dancy, Partner, Cain & Skarnulis PLLC

Blair is an insurance coverage lawyer with a trial lawyer’s background and more than twenty years of experience. He has been elected to the board of directors for the Austin Bar and the governing council of the Insurance Law Section, putting him in a unique position to explore opportunities for regulatory practitioners to become more prominent in either (or both) of these organizations. If you are interested in founding an insurance section within the Austin Bar, or promoting regulatory insurance issues within the Insurance Law Section, please feel free to reach out to Blair Dancy directly.

Organizing Committee:

Jennifer Cawley, Executive Director, Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers (TALHI)
Blair Dancy, Partner, Cain & Skarnulis PLLC
Jon L. Gillum, Senior Counsel, Locke Lord LLP
Michael Nored, Deputy Commissioner, Legal Division, Texas Department of Insurance
Bruce McCandless, General Counsel, Superior HealthPlan


*Free for government lawyers (includes parking and lunch);
$15 for members of the Austin Bar Association and Insurance Law Section;
$20 for all others.

Limited Space! Please get your ticket today at


August 29, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Ave., Ste. 700
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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(512) 472-0279


Insurance Law Section
(512) 451-6960
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