David A. McNeill



David McNeill provides strategic legal counsel to insurance companies on regulatory, transactional and corporate matters. David draws from nearly three decades of in-house experience at FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: FFG) (whose subsidiaries and managed affiliates include Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company, FBL Marketing Services, LLC and FBL Investment Advisory Services, Inc.), including an eight-year tenure as general counsel, to help clients develop and execute strategies to advance their business objectives.

In-House Experience

In his tenure with FBL Financial Group, Inc., David led many projects and initiatives instrumental to the organization’s growth and operations. As general counsel from 2009-2018, he oversaw the day-to-day legal affairs of the company, including managing a legal department of ten attorneys. His other accomplishments include:

  • Overseeing the insurance regulatory aspects and assisting with negotiations and other legal aspects of the 2011 sale of EquiTrust Life Insurance Company to an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners.
  • Overseeing all legal aspects and regulatory approval of FBL Financial Group's 2000 purchase of Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company of Kansas.
  • Assisting with legal and regulatory aspects of the conversion of Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company into a Mutual Holding Company.
  • Overseeing the creation of a Colorado-domiciled subsidiary life insurance company.
  • Participating in negotiations and overseeing legal and regulatory approvals of the merger of three unrelated Farm Bureau affiliated property/casualty insurance companies into a single company.
  • Preparing the organization's first Corporate Government Annual Disclosure for filing with the Iowa Insurance Department.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa


Drake University Law School
J.D. with honors, member of Drake Law Review (1985)

Simpson College
B.A. (1979)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Polk County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • American Parkinson Disease Association — Iowa Chapter Board of Directors
  • Iowa College Foundation — Board of Governors (2012-18)
  • Simpson College’s College Advancement Committee — Member


  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
Awards Methodology
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