Scott M. Kosnoff



Scott Kosnoff loves his job. He’s a top-notch regulatory, transactional and public policy lawyer who has been making the world a safer place for clients for more than 30 years.

Scott advises insurance companies, regulators and others nationwide on:

  • Artificial intelligence, Big Data and algorithms (advising clients on fast-developing regulatory and ethical standards, helping them participate in the development of those standards and protecting them from regulatory, litigation and reputational harm). 
  • Mergers, acquisitions and multistate regulatory approvals (Form A filings, Form E filings, public hearings, the whole nine yards).
  • Reinsurance transactions and Insurance Business Transfers.
  • International insurance regulation — including standard setting by the Financial Stability Board, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development — and what it means for U.S.-based companies.
  • State-based insurance regulation, including action at the NAIC.
  • Federal legislative, regulatory and policy developments involving Congress, Treasury, the Federal Insurance Office, the FDIC and the Fed.
  • Holding company and corporate governance issues, including board duties and disclosure requirements.
  • Risk transfer arrangements between health insurers/HMOs and providers/health care intermediaries.
  • Troubled company and insolvency matters.
  • Suitability, the best interest standard, sales practices and compliance assessments/gap analysis.
  • Market conduct and regulatory matters of all shapes and sizes.

Desert Island Must-Haves

  • U2, Star Trek, Iced Tea with Extra Lemon


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


University of Michigan Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Michigan Law Review (associate and contributing editor) (1988)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.S. with highest distinction (1985)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • I Can See Clearly Now – AI, Data and Ethics
    Speaker, Faegre Baker Daniels Privacy and Cybersecurity Summit, November 2019
  • Nearing a Resolution on Resolution
    Co-author with Sara Powell, NOLHGA Journal Vol. XXIII, Number 2, June 2017
  • From All Sides
    Co-author with Sara Powell, NOLHGA Journal Vol. XXI, Number 2, June 2015
  • Learning From the Financial Crisis
    Co-author with Sara Powell, FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, March 2014
  • Dodd-Frank and Its Impact on Insurance Regulation
  • No Rest for the Weary: State, Federal and International Developments Impacting Guaranty Funds
  • How U.S. and International Responses to the Financial Crisis Are Shaping the Future of Insurance Regulation
  • Update on International Insurance Regulation
  • The FDIC's Preferred Resolution Strategy Under Dodd-Frank
  • Federal and International Update Regarding Receivership and Guaranty System Issues
  • Financial Services Reform: Implications for the Insurance Industry
  • Resolution Mechanisms in an Era of Systemic Risk
  • Acquisitions of Regulated Companies and Blocks of Business
  • 60 Minutes of Suitability
  • PBMs: Living in a Brave New (Increasingly) Regulated World
  • Constructive Guaranty Association/Receiver Interactions in a World of Complex Products and Interests


Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Association of Life Insurance Counsel
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel — Past Chair
  • American Bar Association — Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Insurance Regulation Committee, Past Chair)
  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners — Regularly attends NAIC meetings


Awards Methodology

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