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Mr. David R. Anderson

Attorney at Law
Regular Member
670 Schultz St.
Lemont, IL 60439

Phone: 630-677-6481

Law School: John Marshall Law School (1977)

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David R. Anderson, Attorney at Law (2008 - Present)
Private practice – Admitted in Illinois and Federal courts Self-employed
Focus on regulatory, public policy making, Workers compensation and property/casualty insurance, financial services, real estate, probate, and contract law.

Insurance Industry Service

Property Casualty Insurers of America, Des Plaines IL (2000-2008)
Vice President, Workers Compensation

Worked with executives and senior attorneys in the insurance industry on collaborative efforts, e.g.
•Drafted and successfully obtained enactment of significant workers compensation reform laws in Florida, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and other states. These reforms were extensive and affected every aspect of the workers compensation system, including medical and indemnity benefits, claims management, underwriting and dispute resolution. The reforms saved each member insurers many millions of dollars.
•Provided legal support for industry efforts to successfully secure favorable implementation and re-enactment of the Federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. This effort included evaluating various proposals and providing analyses and alternative proposals for use by lobbyists and legislators.

CNA Insurance Companies, Chicago IL (1986 -1999)
Vice President and Associate General Counsel

•Led company effort to develop and successfully lobby for enactment of legislative and regulatory workers compensation reforms, particularly those requiring self-funded residual markets. These reforms saved CNA $3 million in Louisiana, over $5 million in Florida, and $10 million in Texas in residual market assessments in the first year and tens of millions more in savings in these and other states during subsequent years.
•Coordinated legal services and business team efforts to effectuate smoothly the Continental Insurance Companies merger of its business units, the largest merger in the history of the company.
•Successfully resolved significant legal challenges to legislative and regulatory provisions, including:
oSignificantly reforming the Massachusetts Commonwealth Auto Reinsurance residual market, which achieved reforms were worth tens of millions of dollars over several years.
oChallenging Massachusetts regulations making large deductibles subject to premium taxes.
•Achieved favorable settlement of important regulatory enforcement and class action matters, e.g., a class action in Texas concerning residual market assessment loading for workers compensation, resolution of the longstanding Maine Workers Compensation residual market litigation, and others. These efforts saved at least $5 million for CNA.
•Received commendations from governors of New Mexico and Louisiana for workers compensation legislative reform work.

Alliance of American Insurers, Schaumburg IL (1976 - 1986)
Associate Vice President and Director of Claims)

•Helped establish Insurance Arbitration Forums, Inc., the largest U.S. insurance arbitration facility.
•Played a major role in research and legal coordination efforts to establish the Institute for Civil Justice, now a RAND Corporation component.
•Promoted every year to a higher level positions

Federal Government Service

Federal Energy Administration, Chicago, IL (1974 – 1976)
Director of Internal Security and Audit (GS-11)

Promoted from Investigator to Director of Internal Audit and Investigations on the Regional Administrator’s immediate staff where I established a large number of programs to ensure staff integrity in the performance of their mission to address the price/allocation emergency controls established on oil during the Oil Boycott of 1974. There was no precedent for many of the needed programs available in the other all new FEA regions.

902d Military Intelligence Group United States Army Intelligence,
Washington DC (1970 to 1972)
Counterintelligence/Counterespionage Agent (Sergeant E-5)

•Took part in several critical investigations of U.S. Army personnel accused of espionage against the U.S and resolved all of them successfully.
•Authored several affirmative plans to identify and neutralize Soviet efforts to conduct espionage against the U.S. These plans proved over time to have significant success in achieving their goals.
•Awarded Army Commendation Medal for service as a counter-intelligence/espionage investigative agent.

Post Office Department, Washington DC(1968 – 1969)
Student Assistant to Postmaster General

•Served on the Board of Directors of the Insurance Arbitration Forums, Inc., the Florida Workers Compensation Joint Underwriting Association, the American Tinnitus Association, and the Florida Insurance Council.
•Authored articles in the National Law Journal and the National Association of Insurances Commissioners Journal of Insurance Regulation.
•Named to Who’s Who of American Lawyers and the Strathmore Who’s Who Worldwide.
•Served as chairman of industry task forces, including the Joint Industry Task Force on Auto Theft and Fraud and the Insurance Committee for Motor Vehicle Administration.
•Appointed by the Governor of Kentucky as an Honorary Kentucky Colonel
•Eagle Scout

•John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois – Jurist Doctor (Admitted to practice law in Illinois)
•Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. – Master of Arts (Political Science)
•Lewis University, Lockport, Illinois – Bachelor of Arts (Political Science)
•Member of the National Strategy Forum and the Federation of Regulatory Counsel

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