Left: Thomas Morante, right: Yani Contreras
11 September 2020Law & regulation

Law firm Carton Fields hires two insurance specialists

Law firm Carlton Fields has hired Thomas Morante and Yani Contreras to serve on its financial services regulatory practice group and life, annuity and retirement solutions industry group.

The appointments arrive from the law firm Kaufman Dolowich Voluck and bring decades of experience in US and international insurance regulatory and transactional matters.

Morante is based in Miami and Washington DC and leads Carlton Fields’ international insurance regulatory team, which handles foreign insurance regulatory, compliance, and transactional matters.

He has spent more than 30 years counseling clients in US and foreign insurance matters, advising re/insurance companies, captives, insurance agents, brokers and wholesalers, as well as investment funds and fund managers.

Contreras is a consultant whose practice focuses on international regulatory and transactional matters, particularly for insurance and financial services clients. She has experience in life insurance and annuities, health insurance, travel insurance, surplus lines, and reinsurance and is a licensed attorney in Mexico.

Ann Began Furman, co-chair of Carlton Fields’ financial services regulatory practice group, welcomed the wealth of experience in regulatory matters the two appointments bring, “particularly cross-border and foreign country work, which augments our existing deep bench in financial services.”

Morante said Carlton Fields offers a full-service platform to address the needs of his US and international insurance and financial services clients. “The firm is a one-stop shop for services in a broad range of relevant and complementary areas, including tax, securities, M&A, private wealth, data privacy law, cybersecurity, blockchain, cybersecurity, government relations, regulatory enforcement, and anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption legislation,” he added.