Mills Appointed; Lacewell Ties in New Staff.

AuthorAcunto, Steve

Congratulations to hard hitting Howard Mills as The Doctors Company, the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, announces his appointment to its Board of Governors. Howard is the former global insurance regulatory leader of Deloitte, who served as superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department (now known as the Department of Financial Services) and was a leader at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors, as a member of the presidential Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee, and as co-chair of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Federation of New York, as a trustee of the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, and as a member of the International Insurance Society. He has testified before Congress on matters impacting the insurance industry and served three terms in the New York State Assembly, including a term as deputy minority leader. His expertise in state, federal, and international insurance regulation will boost the Company, for sure and put what he learned at Marist College (BA), American University (MA) and Mansfield College, Oxford to good use.... Acting Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Linda A. Lacewell has announced new appointments to DFS's Executive staff.

Wendy Erdly has been appointed Chief of Staff for the New York State Department of Financial Services. Ms. Erdly was most recently Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk, and Compliance for the New York State Liquor Authority, Department of Agriculture and Markets and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. Prior to her Special Counsel appointment, Ms. Erdly was counsel to many companies through Axiom Legal, including United Technologies, Unilever, and Kraft. She served as a Litigation Associate at Bernstein, Litowitz Berger & Grossman LLP and at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP. Ms. Erdly was named one of the "Best Under 40" lawyers by the National LGBT Law Association and holds a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and a BA from Lafayette College.

Sumit Sud has been appointed Special Counsel to the Superintendent of Financial Services. Sumit was most recently Deputy Chief Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk and Compliance across dozens of state agencies and directly covered the Department of Labor and the New York State Insurance Fund. Prior, Mr. Sud served...

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