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Overview

Josh has over two decades of experience guiding insurance companies and other providers of financial services through the complexities of regulatory compliance and corporate transactions.

Josh brings a unique perspective to private practice, having served as the U.S. general counsel for a top North American insurance and financial services provider, and also previously led non-legal operations and marketing functions at two different industry providers. He uses this extensive background to counsel insurance and financial services clients across a vast array of legal, compliance, operations, and marketing challenges, including:

  • Corporate / Transactional
  • Life Insurance & Annuities
  • Insurance Holding Company Act
  • General Insurance Regulatory
  • Reinsurance & Risk Management
  • Executive Management Support
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Distributor Contracting & Regulation
  • Outside General Counsel

In the compliance and regulatory area, Josh provides clients with real-world, practical advice, having served as lead contact with insurance departments and other regulatory agencies, and providing sophisticated advice, in connection with various matters, including those involving Insurance Holding Company Act and related insurance company registration requirements; Telephone Consumer Privacy Act (TCPA); various privacy matters including HIPAA, GLBA, California Consumer Privacy Act and the NAIC Model Data Security Law; USA PATRIOT Act; ORSA and CGAD, among many others.

Josh also guides clients in the transactional setting at all stages of M&A. He has provided advice in connection with well over $1 billion in transactions and is capable of leading integration teams that can assess post-transaction challenges and develop efficient integration plans addressing legal, operational and governance issues.

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Education

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Northern Iowa, College of Business Administration
    • Finance
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Iowa

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Past Member
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, Past Member
  • Chartered Life Underwriter, The American College of Financial Services
  • Fellow, Life Management Institute, Life Office Management Association
  • Fellow, Financial Services Institute, Life Office Management Association


*Contact Joshua to set up an in-person consultation by appointment in the Austin office.
Experience
  • Directed legal and regulatory aspects of $720M acquisition of one of the largest independent providers in the U.S. vehicle warranty market, an acquisition several times larger than any other in the client's history.
  • Led legal, due diligence, and regulatory matters involving $134.5M stock purchase of a group of vehicle warranty providers, including an Ohio-domiciled property and casualty insurer.
  • Other M&A exposure includes experience in the banking and gaming industries, such as purchase by $20 billion publicly traded banking client of another publicly traded bank, and asset purchase of casino properties by publicly traded casino operator.
  • Significant corporate secretarial and governance experience, working closely with corporate boards and C-suite regarding both material legal and compliance matters as well as significant business issues.
  • Broad experience as in-house and general counsel provide a unique perspective, offering valuable insight from a general counsel's viewpoint in terms of client service and expectations.