Attorneys
T. Ark Monroe

T. Ark Monroe, III

Member
Email:amonroe@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8833
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, District of Columbia

Ark Monroe has practiced in the insurance regulatory arena for over 40 years and is recognized as one of the leading insurance regulatory attorneys in the industry.  As a former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner, Mr. Monroe gained expertise in all phases of insurance regulation, including complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations and holding company issues. 

Experience

Mr. Monroe is a respected lobbyist at the Arkansas Legislature for several regulated industries. As a lobbyist, he has managed and lobbied for legislation on matters including licensing electric generation plants and electric deregulation.  

Mr. Monroe has practiced insurance regulatory law for over 40 years, serving the insurance industry with his broad experience and extensive legal knowledge. He regularly represents insurance company clients in Arkansas, and companies domiciled in other states, in complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations. Mr. Monroe represents insurance companies in acquisitions subject to the holding company act in multiple jurisdictions, and has managed and lobbied in the Arkansas Legislature on complex insurance legislation.  In addition to insurance regulatory work, he practices energy and utility law, representing electric cooperatives, gas companies and alternative energy suppliers before the Arkansas Legislature and the Arkansas Public Service Commission.  

Mr. Monroe has also been at the forefront of the captives industry in the state of Arkansas, serving as lead attorney for the only captive insurance companies licensed in the state. Ark also actively managed and monitors issues on behalf of clients at the NAIC and has represented the District of Columbia Insurance Department in rehabilitating a health plan domiciled in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Mr. Monroe served in government positions as the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Arkansas, and the Legislative Director for United States Senator Dale Bumpers in Washington, D.C.  He has also held in-house roles in the private sector including as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Union Life Insurance Company in Little Rock.

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. (1967)
  • Hendrix College B.A. (1964)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Administrative/Regulatory Law in Little Rock (2007 to 2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Corporate Law in Little Rock (2007 to 2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Government Relations Practice in Little Rock (2007 to 2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Insurance Law in Little Rock (2007 to 2018)
  • The Best Lawyers:  Administrative/Regulatory Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Little Rock (2016)
  • James H. McKenzie Professionalism Award from Arkansas Bar Foundation and the Arkansas Bar Association in recognition of sustained excellence through integrity, character, leadership to the profession and the community (2011-2012)

Involvement

  • Advisory Board Member, Pryor Center of Arkansas Visual and Oral History at the University of Arkansas
  • Board Member, Advisors of University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
  • Board of Trustees, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
  • Board of Directors, Arkansas Alumni Association, University of Arkansas
  • Board of Directors, Arkansas Arts Center
  • Board of Directors, Arkansas Chapter of the National Conference of Community and Justice
  • Board of Directors, Pulaski County Bar association
  • Board of Directors, Arkansas Repertory Theater
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Life Insurance Counsel
  • Member, Federation of Regulatory Counsel