Michael P. Kilkenny

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Michael P. Kilkenny

Michael has more than 30 years of unique insurance-related experience having served as both a regulator and corporate insurance senior executive – in a variety of positions, including:

  • Administrative Law Judge
  • Department of insurance staff counsel
  • Special Deputy Rehabilitator/Liquidator
  • Board Member
  • Chief corporate development officer
  • General Counsel
  • Government Relations Executive
  • Interim Chief Executive Officer
His regulatory positions were with the State of Indiana, and his private industry experience was with multi-billion dollar insurance companies.

Michael continues to perform special deputy supervisor/rehabilitator/liquidator responsibilities. He has served as the special deputy in approximately a dozen receiverships. Additionally, he has served as outside counsel of record for the Indiana Department of Insurance on multiple Form A change of control hearings and related due diligence matters.

Michael focuses on mitigating risks and identifying areas of opportunity through a pragmatic approach. His areas of specific experience include:

  • Board Governance
  • Captive insurance matters
  • Contract Review and Negotiations
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Litigation avoidance, management and settlement
  • Marketing, sales and market conduct compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including Form A Statement preparation and evaluation.
  • Regulatory compliance and solutions
  • Suitability issues and resolutions of annuity and life insurance sales to seniors and non-profits
A member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Michael is a certified fraud examiner and holds the MCM designation for market conduct examiners through the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society. He is a member of the International Association of Insurance Receivers, the Indiana Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Association of Insurance Receivers. The Indianapolis Business Journal recognized Michael in its “Who’s Who in Insurance” edition. Michael is a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, which is one of the highest honors bestowed by a sitting governor of the State of Indiana for persons who have rendered distinguished service to the State. Michael also received an Honorary Insurance Commissioner Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of insurance. He received his bachelor’s and law degree from Indiana University.
"The outcome was better than we could have imagined. We are most grateful that you recognized the flaws in the policy and were so willing to work for us in resolving them. " - Sr. Margaret Stallmeyer, Provincial Treasurer, Congregation of Divine Providence
"You went beyond what was expected or what most people would do and gave us all the courage and hope we needed in order to seek justice. Loyalty, a hand shake agreement and integrity are unfortunately no longer the norm of doing business. " - Sr. Susan Durkin, President, Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland