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Office of the General Counsel

Dena Reed, General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel:

  • provides legal guidance on insurance, securities and banking issues to the Department as well as District of Columbia regulated entities and consumers;
  • drafts laws and regulations addressing insurance, securities and banking issues;
  • negotiates and/or drafts settlement agreements, administrative bulletins, consent orders, administrative orders, rules, adjudicatory petitions, responses to motions, legal memorandums and briefs;
  • develops charges and specifications relative to the denial, suspension and revocation of companies and insurance producers;
  • conducts legal research on issues related to insurance, securities and banking;
  • represents consumers and the Department before the Office of Adjudication, the Commissioner of Insurance, Securities and Banking or his designee during administrative proceedings; and
  • conducts administrative hearings and recommends decisions and orders to the Commissioner.