Kenneth R Wylie is a senior counsel in Sidley's Chicago office. He concentrates his practice in insurance law with emphasis on insurance regulatory matters that affect insurance companies and other insurance entities. Mr Wylie has provided legal and counselling services on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters for insurance industry organisations, including the organisation and acquisition of insurance companies, the evaluation of captives and alternative risk transfer vehicles and insurance risk securitisations. He has extensive experience representing insurance guaranty funds, insureds, reinsurers, reinsureds, claimants and other parties involved in insurance company insolvencies. Mr Wylie handles reinsurance arbitrations, including disputes involving reinsurance pools and finite reinsurance. He has handled market conduct exams and unclaimed property audits regarding unclaimed life insurance benefits.
Mr Wylie is a frequent speaker on various insurance-related issues, including reinsurance, insolvency, captives and unclaimed property, and has served on drafting committees of Illinois insurance-related legislation and industry advisory groups for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. His recent publications include: "Solvency II, the NAIC and Dodd-Frank: Driving Changes in US Reinsurance Regulations", Journal of Reinsurance (2012); "Solvency II: Globalization of Insurance Regulation", Reactions Magazine (2011); "Treasury Department's Blueprint for Insurance Regulatory Overhaul", and FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation (2008).
Mr Wylie is a member of the Federation of Regulatory Counsel, AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (US) and the Chicago and American bar associations.
Mr Wylie received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1977 and his BS (with high honours) from Michigan State University in 1973. He is admitted in Illinois.
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