Thompson Hine Expands Insurance Practice with Two Senior Lawyers in New York

Hine LLP
is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Ansehl and
Edward L. Napoli Jr. to its Insurance Company Representation and
Corporate Transactions & Securities practices in New York. Ansehl was a
partner and chair of the insurance transactional and regulatory group at
his prior firm, and Napoli joins from Standard & Poor’s LLC, where he
served as legal and compliance counsel. They join as partner and senior
counsel, respectively, focusing on insurance transactions and regulatory

“Our new colleagues bring a wealth of insurance knowledge that both
complements and augments our existing capabilities. Ongoing changes in
insurance law and related regulations have a significant impact on many
of our clients’ businesses,” said Todd Mason, partner-in-charge of the
New York office. “We are pleased to welcome Bob and Ed to support our
clients’ needs related to insurance and reinsurance.”

Ansehl represents U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance
companies, commercial and investment banks, private equity and hedge
funds, derivative and financial products companies, and producers and
agents on both regulatory and transactional matters including mergers,
acquisitions, capital raising, insolvency matters and capital markets
transactions. He has prepared numerous regulatory compliant plans and
submissions covering cybersecurity, investments, governance, derivative
use, Enterprise Risk Management, ORSA, telematics programs, privacy,
data protection and breach response, escheatment, insurer and producer
disclosures, and other internal policies. Ansehl also represents several
FinTech/AI companies and service providers that deliver predictive
analytics, software and firewall protection programming. Napoli is a
corporate transactional lawyer with a particular focus on structured
finance and derivative products, including asset-backed securities,
structured credit, credit default swaps and other derivatives

“I am very enthusiastic about bringing my practice to Thompson Hine,”
said Ansehl. “Having worked with attorneys from the firm, I am confident
that my clients will appreciate the expansive platform of services
available here, including the capital markets and corporate securities
groups. I am impressed by the firm’s synergistic approach to client
service, and I look forward to providing value and solutions to clients
as well as developing new opportunities.” Napoli added, “I am pleased to
be able to assist Bob with his practice as part of the overall Thompson
Hine platform. Bob’s dedication to client service and excellent
reputation for problem solving naturally complement Thompson Hine’s
innovative approach to delivering superior service and value.”

Ansehl served as an advisor to the drafting committee of the American
Law Institute, National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State
Laws on Article 4A, which governs funds transfers and payment orders
issued electronically. He has also been a member of several advisory
committees to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and to
state insurance departments. He actively participates as a subject
matter expert in crowdsourced consultancy projects focused on the
effects of technology and artificial intelligence on the insurance and
financial services industry. Ansehl has been listed in Euromoney’s Guide
to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers
since 2002
and was selected for inclusion six times in New York Super Lawyers®.

About Thompson Hine LLP. Thompson Hine LLP, a full-service
business law firm with approximately 400 lawyers in 7 offices, is ranked
number 1 in the category “Most innovative North American law firms: New
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