July 4, 2022

Volume XII, Number 185


Mary Jo Hudson

Mary Jo Hudson serves as a strategic adviser, regulatory advocate and thought leader for global, national and regional insurance companies, trade associations, businesses and litigants in insurance law, regulatory compliance and unclaimed property audit defense matters.

As a former Insurance Commissioner for the State of Ohio, she understands regulators’ perspectives and provides insurance company leaders with keen insights and trusted strategic advice and counsel on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Formation and licensure of insurance companies
  • Insurance company financial regulations, examination responses, holding company act filings and requests for approvals, including regulator review of mergers and acquisitions
  • Insurance company internal investigations and analysis
  • Multistate and single-state market conduct examination defense
  • Unclaimed property audit defense
  • Service for trade associations, providing strategic advice and representation
  • Monitoring and advocating on matters before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
  • Corporate governance

Mary Jo is often sought out to serve as an expert witness on insurance regulation/regulatory framework, and insurance product and claims issues.

Mary Jo is active defense counsel for a number of multistate unclaimed property audits, working on behalf of holders on privileged internal analysis, responding to auditor demands, and assisting holders with VDAs and providing strategic advice on unclaimed property law compliance. She wrote the definitive white paper on life insurance and unclaimed property, published by the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI).

As Ohio’s Director of Insurance from 2007 until 2011, Mary Jo served as a member of the NAIC Executive Committee, chair of the Ohio Health Care Coverage and Quality Council, and chair of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission. She also has prior experience as general counsel for the Office of the Ohio Insurance Liquidator and as a Special Services attorney for the Ohio Department of Insurance.

Mary Jo is a former board member of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC), and is currently working ALIC’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee. She is also a member of the Unclaimed Property Professionals Association (UPPO) and participates in its Holders’ Coalition.

Mary Jo has extensive and unique board and community service experience. She has served as an independent member of the board of directors and Audit Committee member for AIG Property Casualty, Inc., and as a board member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Her community service includes having served as member of Columbus City Council, as a board member and chair of the Audit and Finance Committees of the Columbus Board of Education, and a board and Executive Committee member of each of the United Way of Central Ohio, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Women’s Fund of Central Ohio and Human Rights Campaign.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Mary Jo Hudson