Legal services firm Butler Snow has appointed Benjamin Whitehouse as senior counsel of the firm's regulatory and government relations practice, based in Nashville.
Whitehouse was formerly supervising attorney and assistant general counsel of the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance.
As part of the general civil division, he served as the legal advisor to the captive insurance section providing legal advice on the regulation and formation of new captives based in Tennessee. He was also responsible for drafting legislation, administrative rules and policy advice on proposed statutory and regulatory changes governing captive insurance companies in Tennessee.
Whitehouse has worked with local industry groups, venture capital firms and private industry to promote and encourage the formation of captive insurance companies throughout the state.
“Ben will be a tremendous asset to our firm and to our regulatory and business group, and we are excited he has joined our team,” said Donald Clark Jr, chairman of Butler Snow. “His unique captive insurance and tax issues knowledge and government leadership experience will prove valuable in helping our clients successfully navigate insurance matters.”