John Finston was named general counsel for the California Department of Insurance.
Finston, who has served as deputy commissioner for corporate and regulatory affairs for three years, will replace outgoing General Counsel Adam Cole.
Finston has practiced regulatory law for 35 years, and currently serves on the Conservation and Liquidation Office Governance Committee, and as a board member of the Federal Crop Insurance Corp.
Before joining CDI, Finston was a partner in two insurance law firms for more than 25 years. During that time his practice emphasized insurance regulation, reinsurance, corporate transactions and insurance company insolvency matters.
He will begin his new assignment on July 6.
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