James “David” Caldwell, Jr. has been appointed executive counsel and Rebecca Mowbray has been named deputy commissioner of Public Affairs at the Louisiana Department of Insurance
Caldwell served as deputy director of the Criminal Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice from 2008 to 2016. In that role, he was responsible for the daily operations within the Criminal Division, which included oversight of the Medicaid Fraud, Insurance Fraud and Investigations divisions, and drafted legislation on behalf of the department. While at the justice department, he created the Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Division in 2008 to address the need for focused state enforcement of public corruption and complex white-collar crimes in the state and led the group as its director.
Most recently, he has worked in private practice and as field counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Texas.
Mowbray covered property insurance issues and rebuilding for the Times-Picayune after Hurricane Katrina. She worked as a journalist for more than 15 years at the Times-Picayune, the Houston Chronicle, and other publications. Most recently, she served as assistant inspector general for Inspections and Evaluations at the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General.
Mowbray earned a master’s degree in journalism at Northwestern University and a master’s in international relations at Tufts University. She studied political science and English at Skidmore College.
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