Former Deputy Commissioner Joins Lord, Bissell & Brook

August 10, 2004

The law firm of Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP welcomed Norris W. Clark, former Deputy Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance, to its insurance and reinsurance practice group.

On Aug. 2, Clark joined Lord, Bissell & Brook in its Los Angeles office as a non-attorney financial and regulatory specialist who will focus on insurance and insurer-related financial transactions, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, statutory accounting, reinsurance risk transfer, restructuring and corrective action plans.

Clark has more than 30 years of experience with the California Department of Insurance, most recently as Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Surveillance Branch, where he was responsible for all aspects of insurer financial regulation and monitoring. As part of this role, he also managed the Financial Analysis and Field Examination Divisions and the Office of the Chief Actuary.

Clark has spoken at numerous regulatory, professional and trade association events. He also was the 1995 recipient of the NAIC Robert Dineen Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the Regulation of Insurance.

Clark is a Certified Financial Examiner of the Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE) where he served as President from 1990-1991 and is a member of the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES). Clark also was a member of and chaired numerous National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) committees, task forces and working groups for more than 20 years.

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