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Former Arizona Department of Insurance Director J. Michael Low Joins Kutak Rock

News | July 6, 2017


The law firm of Kutak Rock LLP announced today that former Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance J. Michael Low has joined the firm’s Insurance, Regulatory and Government Affairs Group. Low, who will represent insurers, insurance associations and institutions before government agencies, will be resident in the firm’s Scottsdale office.

Low represents clients in a wide range of insurance-related matters, including reinsurance, arbitrations, and insurance corporate and regulatory matters involving the formation, merger and acquisition of insurers, including captive insurers, and litigation consulting regarding strategy, and witness and trial preparation.

Pat Ray, managing partner of Kutak Rock’s Scottsdale office and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, remarks, “We are extremely fortunate to welcome Mike to Kutak Rock. His deep knowledge of the insurance regulatory arena and experience advocating for the industry positions him as an invaluable resource for the firm’s clients and attorneys alike. Clients across several of the firm’s practices—including health care and senior living—require strong insurance regulatory guidance and compliance knowledge. Mike’s background and reputation will inspire high levels of confidence with clients, existing and new.”

Paul Gerding, Jr., Chair of the Litigation Department in Kutak Rock’s Scottsdale office, adds, “Mike is among the leading insurance, regulatory and government affairs attorneys in the United States. As Kutak Rock continues its expansion of insurance and regulatory-related services in Arizona and the western states, our ability to deliver comprehensive, “one-firm” legal services is a compelling driver for our clients and prospects. Mike’s experience and regional presence is an ideal complement and necessary component for our global client base.”

During his legal tenure, Low has authored numerous reports and testified as an expert witness in more than 100 matters in state and federal court involving life, health, property and casualty insurance coverage, claims handling and bad faith issues. He recently moderated the Arizona Health Insurance Symposium panel discussion in Phoenix on Current State and Federal Health Insurance Issues and was a featured speaker on Captive Insurer Best Practices at the Western Region Captive Insurance Conference in Salt Lake City.