Attorneys
Jeffrey Thomas

Jeffrey H. Thomas

Member
Email:jthomas@mwlaw.com
Phone:(501) 688.8879
Location: Little Rock
Bar Admissions: Arkansas, District of Columbia

Jeff Thomas is an insurance regulatory lawyer who provides legal advice on insurance-related corporate and regulatory matters across the country. With more than 20 years of experience, he has developed strong state and federal regulatory relationships and built his practice to a level of sophistication that allows him to counsel financial institutions and other companies on a wide range of insurance issues.

Experience

  • Government relations and public policy
  • Compliance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Market conduct examinations
  • Investigations
  • Emerging global regulatory issues
  • Holding company issues
  • Insurance company formation and redomestications
  • Reinsurance transactions
  • State expansions
  • Product innovation and development

Mr. Thomas represents financial institutions across the country including insurance companies, banks, brokerage firms, and agencies. He has managed regulatory relationships and acted as lead counsel on national regulatory issues including more than a dozen multi-state regulatory investigations.

When regulatory matters arise, Mr.Thomas works with clients in directing internal investigations involving violations of policy as well as regulatory compliance matters.   He is well respected in the insurance industry and regularly prepares and coordinates legislation for insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, trade associations and businesses before state legislatures. Mr. Thomas represents clients and their interests with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL).

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law J.D. (1987)
  • University of Arkansas B.A. (1984)

Professional Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Administrative/Regulatory Law, in Little Rock (2013-2018)
  • The Best Lawyers in America:  Insurance Law, in Little Rock (2009-2018)

Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member, Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Frequent speaker at industry and trade meetings on compliance issues