Thompson Hine Expands Insurance Practice With Two Senior Lawyers in New York

Date: April 24, 2017

Publication: Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Ansehl and Edward L. Napoli Jr. to its Insurance Company Representation and Corporate Transactions & Securities practices in New York. Ansehl was a partner and chair of the insurance transactional and regulatory group at his prior firm, and Napoli joins from Standard & Poor’s LLC, where he served as legal and compliance counsel. They join as partner and senior counsel, respectively, focusing on insurance transactions and regulatory matters.

“Our new colleagues bring a wealth of insurance knowledge that both complements and augments our existing capabilities. Ongoing changes in insurance law and related regulations have a significant impact on many of our clients’ businesses,” said Todd Mason, partner-in-charge of the New York office. “We are pleased to welcome Bob and Ed to support our clients’ needs related to insurance and reinsurance.”

Ansehl represents U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance companies, commercial and investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, derivative and financial products companies, and producers and agents on both regulatory and transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, insolvency matters and capital markets transactions. He has prepared numerous regulatory compliant plans and submissions covering cybersecurity, investments, governance, derivative use, Enterprise Risk Management, ORSA, telematics programs, privacy, data protection and breach response, escheatment, insurer and producer disclosures, and other internal policies. Ansehl also represents several FinTech/AI companies and service providers that deliver predictive analytics, software and firewall protection programming. Napoli is a corporate transactional lawyer with a particular focus on structured finance and derivative products, including asset-backed securities, structured credit, credit default swaps and other derivatives transactions.

“I am very enthusiastic about bringing my practice to Thompson Hine,” said Ansehl. “Having worked with attorneys from the firm, I am confident that my clients will appreciate the expansive platform of services available here, including the capital markets and corporate securities groups. I am impressed by the firm’s synergistic approach to client service, and I look forward to providing value and solutions to clients as well as developing new opportunities.” Napoli added, “I am pleased to be able to assist Bob with his practice as part of the overall Thompson Hine platform. Bob’s dedication to client service and excellent reputation for problem solving naturally complement Thompson Hine’s innovative approach to delivering superior service and value.”

Ansehl served as an advisor to the drafting committee of the American Law Institute, National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws on Article 4A, which governs funds transfers and payment orders issued electronically. He has also been a member of several advisory committees to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and to state insurance departments. He actively participates as a subject matter expert in crowdsourced consultancy projects focused on the effects of technology and artificial intelligence on the insurance and financial services industry. Ansehl has been listed in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers since 2002 and was selected for inclusion six times in New York Super Lawyers®.