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Maxine Blake

Maxine Blake

Attorney at Law

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY
Brooklyn Law
School
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Maxine graduated from Brooklyn law school. Her practice areas include insurance law and regulation, with particular emphasis on commercial lines insurance and reinsurance including company formation, policy wording review and development, form/rate filing matters, state laws governing marketing and distribution of products, dispute resolution.

Maxine's prior experience includes major law firms and in-house with large insurance corporations. Maxine has also represented clients before various stateinsurance departments.

Maxine lives in New York City but represents clients throughout the country
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Work History

Generali US Branch

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Mar 2015 - Sep 2016

Mar 2015 - Sep 2016

QBE the Americas

Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Risk Management & Specialty Lines Divisions

Jul 2012 - Feb 2015

Responsible for legal support for Risk Management and Specialty Lines Divisions of QBE North America. Support and partner with the head of global distribution. North American legal and regulatory representative to multi-national team tasked with building global insurance network to support multi-national accounts.

Jul 2012 - Feb 2015

The Hanover Insurance Group

Vice President & Group Counsel, Commercial & Specialty Lines

Dec 2009 - Jun 2012

Responsible for legal support for Commercial and Specialty lines operations. Support and partner with the Presidents of Commercial and Specialty Lines and the Head of Emerging Busineses.

Dec 2009 - Jun 2012

American International Group

Senior Compliance & Regulatory Attorney, Commercial Lines Insurance

Sep 2004 - Dec 2009

Senior compliance and regulatory attorney in the law department of Chartis U.S., the North American commercial insurance operations of American International Group.

Sep 2004 - Dec 2009

Arch Insurance Group

Vice President & Counsel

Jan 2002 - Jan 2004

Transactional matters including holding company filings and related activity; provided legal and regulatory support to profit and service centers of property/casualty insurance group; provided analysis to senior management in connection with the organization and delivery of legal and regulatory services throughout the organization, a U.S. subsidiary of a Bermuda reinsurer

Jan 2002 - Jan 2004

Kemper Insurance

Vice President & Underwriting Counsel

Jan 1999 - Jan 2002

Regulatory and transactional matters including licensing of admitted and non-admitted property/casualty insurers; led the formation of captive surplus lines brokerage operation to support insurance group business initiatives.

Successfully negotiated commutation of multi-million dollar financial guarantee supporting Australian lender’s commercial loan program. Negotiated and finalized all contract documentation.

Jan 1999 - Jan 2002

Winston & Strawn

Of Counsel

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

Of Counsel in the insurance practice group. Recruited by former NYS Superintendent of Insurance James Corcoran to build boutique insurance practice at the firm.

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

The Home Insurance Company

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Jan 1995 - Jan 1998

Responsible for managing the legal support for the commercial and speciality insurance divisions of Home Insurance Company representing $1.5 billion in gross written premium; managed the state filings and state relations departments.

Jan 1995 - Jan 1998

Reliance National Insurance Company

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

Counsel to the programs and ceded reinsurance divisions.

Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

AEGIS Insurance Services

Vice President & General Counsel

Jan 1988 - Jan 1992

General Counsel of the U.S. managing agent of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance, a Bermuda captive of the U.S. utility (electric & gas) industry.

Jan 1988 - Jan 1992

The Home Insurance Company

AVP & Division Counsel

Jan 1984 - Jan 1988

Division Counsel; managed team of attorneys supporting Home Group Special Risks, the speciality lines insurance division of Home Insurance Company.

Jan 1984 - Jan 1988

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