MINNEAPOLIS – March 13, 2017 – Winthrop & Weinstine,
P.A., is pleased to announce that shareholder and firm Board
member David Aafedt
has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors and
President for the Federation of Regulatory Counsel (“FORC”). He has been a
member of FORC since 2008, and has been a Board member since 2013, including
serving as Vice-Chairman of the Board in 2016.
For nearly 30 years, FORC has promoted the common interest
of legal counsel who specialize in the representation of insurance companies
before insurance regulatory bodies. FORC
members are dedicated to excellence in the practice of regulatory law. They
have strong reputations, meet high member standards, and are recommended by a
minimum of three insurance executives from unrelated companies, to ensure only
esteemed counsel with the utmost skill and experience is accepted.
Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine in
2003, David served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Minnesota Attorney
General’s office, representing the Minnesota Department of Commerce and
Department of Health. As a shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, David represents
insurers, reinsurers, and producers in their interactions with state insurance
departments, Attorneys General, legislators, revenue departments, and other
state and federal regulators. Specifically, a significant part of his practice
is devoted to working with industry clients in conjunction with corporate
transactions and related regulatory matters, form and rate filings, market conduct
examinations, unclaimed property audits, investigations, civil investigative
demands, enforcement actions, surplus lines regulation, premium tax and premium
assessment issues, licensing and appointment matters, and insurance fraud
investigation and reporting.
About Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Winthrop & Weinstine is a dynamic and growing law firm focused on building strong client relationships through responsiveness, innovation and creativity. The firm enjoys steady growth by meeting the diverse needs of its clients from individuals and emerging-growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies in an impressive array of industries throughout the Twin Cities and nationally.