ILLINOIS DIRECTOR OF INSURANCE, ROB MURIEL, JOINING HOKE LLCshoke2013
Chicago: Illinois Governor Pritzker announced today that Rob Muriel, who has served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance since early in his administration, will be leaving public service on December 11, 2020. “Director Muriel’s legal background and knowledge of insurance laws has been an asset to Illinois’ effective regulation of the insurance industry. He was at the forefront of our efforts to hold companies accountable for compliance with mental health parity statutes and has been instrumental in establishing the Department as a leader among state regulators. I thank Rob for his service and valuable contributions, and I wish him continued success,” said Governor Pritzker.
“Hoke LLC is proud to announce that Rob will be joining its policyholder recovery practice upon his departure as the Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance. Before becoming Director, Rob was a talented trial lawyer. His deep blend of insurance and litigation experience makes him a unicorn of a kind, and he is perfectly suited to be a Hoke LLC partner. In addition to commercial policyholder recovery, Rob will also represent clients in insurance class actions and general commercial litigation.” (Steve Hoke, Principal)
While he was Insurance Director in 2019-2020, Rob quickly established himself as a leader at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), where he served as Chair of the Accelerated Underwriting in Life Insurance Working Group, Co-Chair of one of the task forces of the Special Committee on Race & Insurance, and a member of numerous other task forces such as the Long-Term Care Insurance Task Force. He is a former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and he has an extensive accomplished record of public and charitable service. In his final two weeks as Director, Rob will represent Illinoisans and Illinois interests at the NAIC’s upcoming Fall National Meeting. Rob’s extensive experience is summarized at www.hokellc.com/professionals/robert-muriel/.
Rob will be available for and welcomes requests for media comment and appearances on insurance and legal issues after December 15, 2020.
Hoke LLC is a Chicago-based boutique law firm that represents corporate and institutional policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. Hoke LLC’s recent victory in a complex insurance coverage case before the Connecticut Supreme Court was named the Biggest P & C Insurance Case of 2019 by Law360, Law.com, P&C 360, and RM Magazine. Learn more about the case at https://www.hokellc.com/law360-names-hoke-llc-case-first-among-the-biggest-property-and-casualty-cases-of-2019/.