Compliance in an e-Commerce World

As the world does more and more business electronically, Compliance Professionals get to be lead players in the company.  From advertising via Facebook and other social media, to taking an application online using electronic signatures all the way through cybersecurity, Compliance Professionals must guide the technical areas of the company through the maze of regulatory requirements, both on the state and federal level.   Much like guiding your team through the gauntlet in Fortnite, a Compliance Professional must help the Company avoid any missteps which could lead to complaints from customers, being shot-down by regulators and even being hacked by a bad guy.  Our podcast will discuss the laws and regulations that impact the electronic world of insurance and how Compliance Professionals play a starring role in the game.

Featuring: Katie Gurnett, Compliance Manager, Government & Industry, Physicians Mutual Insurance Company
Dan Cotter, Attorney, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC

Katie Gurnett is the Compliance Manager of Advertising for Physicians Mutual insurance Company and has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years.  She has experience with property and casualty, life, annuity and health products from inception to marketing.  Katie’s Advertising Review team is responsible for reviewing all company advertising for compliance and working with state insurance departments to gain approval.  She is a Past President of AICP and has held many positions within the organization.  Katie is a seasoned presenter for seminars for AICP and the Society of Actuaries.  She has been a guest lecturer for Creighton University and College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska.  She has a B.S. in Math and MBA from Creighton University, as well as numerous industry designations.

Daniel A. Cotter is Attorney and Counselor at Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC. Dan focuses his practices in a variety of areas of corporate law and litigation, primarily on insurance law, including complex business disputes and counseling, employment law, corporate transactions, corporate governance and compliance, and cybersecurity and privacy law. His clients benefit from his diverse professional experience, which – in addition to his years serving as trusted outside counsel – includes positions as a corporate accountant and an in-house attorney. He spent almost 17 years in-house at insurance organizations, where he focused on insurance, regulatory, technology, IT, compliance and transactional matters. Dan served as President of The Chicago Bar Association for the 2014-2015 bar year and is former Chair of The Young Lawyers Section of The CBA.

Dan was an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School, and has taught Insurance Law, Accounting for Lawyers and SCOTUS Judicial Biography. Dan graduated summa cum laude from The John Marshall Law School and received his B.A. in Accounting from Monmouth College, magna cum laude. Dan is a frequent writer and presenter on various substantive topics, including technology and privacy, and in 2019, his book, “The Chief Justices,” was published.