I work as General Counsel for National Crop Insurance Services.
National Crop Insurance Services is an international not-for-profit organization representing the 17 crop insurance companies that sell multi-peril crop insurance, as well as others that write private crop-hail insurance only. NCIS members write Crop-Hail Insurance; Multiple Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI), the federally-supported risk management program; and privately developed crop insurance products, totaling more than $12 billion in premiums, with insured value of nearly $150 billion in 2012.
On behalf of its members, NCIS collects and manages data and information, conducts research and analysis, serves as a licensed statistical agency for the Crop-Hail program and conducts extensive educational activities on claims adjustment, ethics, policies and procedures.
NCIS members range in size from one-state companies to national writers, as well as international company members. The companies service all farmers participating in the federal program, including limited-resource and socially disadvantaged farmers. In partnership with the government, these private companies deliver the safety net that equitably provides effective risk management tools to the American farmer.
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|KS||Authorized to practice law||1979||05/31/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers||N/A|
|Fellow||Litigation Counsel of America||N/A|
|General Counsel||National Crop Insurance Services||2012 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Kansas Bar Foundation||Trustee||2011 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Past Chair, Business and Commercial Law Committee||1996 - 2004|
|American Arbitration Association||Panel of Arbitrators, Complex Commercial and Securities||1987 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Past Chair - Corporation, Business and Banking Section||N/A|
|Kansas Corporation Law and Practice||Rights, Obligations and Liabilities of Promoters, Shareholders, Officers, Directors and Successor Corporations||2011|
|ABA Journal||Managing the Process - Sales of Closely-Held Business Entities||1999|
|Journal of the Kansas Bar Association||The Kansas Venue Statute: Where Does A Cause Of Action Arise?||1995|
|Journal of the Kansas Bar Association||When Professionals Collide-Lawyers' Responses to Auditors' Requests||1992|
|Journal of the Kansas Bar Association||Private Financing for Small Businesses||1989|
|Journal of the Kansas Bar Association||Equipment Leases Under The Uniform Commercial Code||1988|
|American Bar Association publication||The Auditor Cometh||N/A|
|Washburn University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1979|
|University of Kansas||N/A||BGS||1976|
|Train the Trainer Conference||Antitrust Law Overview||2013|
|National Crop Insurance Services 2013 National Claims Manager Conference||Antitrust Basics||2013|
|National Live Webinar||Crop and Livestock Insurance Law • Crop and Livestock Insurance Law from the Ground Up||2012|
|Nuts & Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer||Mergers & Acquisitions||2011|
|Nuts and Bolts for the Transactional Lawyer||An Introduction to Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held Company||2010|
|Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting||Revised Article 9||2006|
|Kansas Bar Association Corporation Law VideoCast Seminar||Negotiating and Drafting Business Acquisition Agreements||2005|
|Kansas Bar Association||Growth of the Family Business - Growth Capital and Executive Compensation||2001|
|Kansas Bar Association||Kansas Corporation Law||1998|
|American Bar Association Annual Meeting||Franchise Law||1991|
|Kansas Bar Association Business Institute||Third Party Opinion Letters||N/A|