John S. Pruitt

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance
  • Insurance Regulatory and Compliance
  • Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Insurance Finance
  • Reinsurance
  • Captives
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.389.5053
Fax: 212-389-5099
University Hamilton College, B.A., magna cum laude
Law SchoolCornell Law School, J.D.
Admitted1988, New York; 1997, New Jersey

John Pruitt guides insurance companies in every aspect of their business-from responding to regulatory inquiries to developing new companies or buying and selling existing ones. In John's 25 years of private practice, he has advised property and casualty and life insurance clients on regulatory compliance, acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. He counsels clients with governance, licensing, financial and market conduct examination and Insurance Holding Company Act matters. He also drafts, advises and negotiates reinsurance contracts and insurance policies.

John represents his clients in internal investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, including matters such as broker compensation practices, finite risk reinsurance, rating practices and insurance sales and marketing practices. He is a recognized thought leader in insurance regulation and actively monitors emerging issues in U.S. domestic and international regulation of insurance.

Selected Experience

Sutherland provides AEGIS with general corporate advice, including governance and Bermuda compliance.
Sutherland provided AEGIS with general corporate, regulatory, governance and Bermuda compliance advice.

Sutherland represents Zurich in California Department of Insurance proceedings.
Sutherland represented Zurich in administrative proceedings brought by the California Department of Insurance.

Sutherland advises on the separation of discontinued and ongoing lines of TIG Insurance Group.
TIG Insurance Group engaged Sutherland to advise on the separation of discontinued and ongoing lines of insurance into separate entities.


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NAIC Report: 2015 Fall National Meeting
Eric A. Arnold,B. Scott Burton,Eric R. Fenichel,Ling Ling,John S. Pruitt, November 26, 2015
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) held its 2015 Fall National Meeting from November 17 through November 22 at National Harbor, Maryland. Notwithstanding the gigantic size of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the theme of this meeting might well have been...

Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative Notify Congress of Intent to Initiate Negotiations on Covered Agreement With EU Regarding U.S. Equivalence
Eric A. Arnold,Brian Barrett,B. Scott Burton,Eric R. Fenichel,John S. Pruitt, November 23, 2015
On Friday, November 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified the chairs of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, Senate Banking Committee and Senate Finance Committee of their intent to initiate...

NAIC Task Force Adopts a Cybersecurity “Bill of Rights” Despite Industry Objections
John S. Pruitt,Laura K. Raden,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, October 29, 2015
On October 14, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Cybersecurity Task Force (NAIC Task Force) adopted a version of the Cybersecurity Bill of Rights for insurance consumers. The Bill of Rights claims to outline the rights insurance consumers can expect when insurers, agents and other...

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John S. Pruitt

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New YorkNY 10036-7703


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