SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SNR Denton announces that John F. Finston has accepted an appointment to be Deputy Commissioner for Corporate & Regulatory Affairs at the California Department of Insurance. At SNR Denton, John was the head of the firm's Insurance Regulation practice, with more than 30 years of experience addressing insurance regulatory, insolvency and transactional issues for insurance companies and their customers.
Mr. Finston will serve as a top advisor to the Insurance Commissioner on issues related to state, federal and international oversight of insurance and reinsurance. John will also manage and lead the Department's Corporate Affairs Bureau and will collaborate closely with the Financial Surveillance branch.
"We would like to congratulate John, our colleague and friend, on his exciting new position with the Department of Insurance," said Mike McNamara, US Managing Partner of SNR Denton. "The leadership that John has demonstrated during his tenure at SNR Denton will benefit the insurance industry in California tremendously. We are honored that a partner from our firm has been appointed to such a prominent and important position in California, and we look forward to working with John and the Department for the coming years."
John earned his J.D. at St. John's University, School of Law, where he was a St. Thomas More Scholar.
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