- Financial Services
- Insurance Regulatory and Compliance
- Insurance Products
- Unclaimed Insurance Benefits
- Securities & Corporate Governance
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0660|
|University ||College of New Rochelle, B.A., magna cum laude; Columbia University, Ph.D.|
|Law School||Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal, Order of the Coif|
|Admitted||1990, Pennsylvania; 1992, District of Columbia|
Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
Member, Investment Management Committee, Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, District of Columbia Bar
Member, Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Former Member, Steering Committee, Georgetown University Law Center's Women's Forum
Member, Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization (UPPO)
|Born||New York, New York, June 3, 1950|
For more than 20 years, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik has helped her insurance company clients comply with the fast-changing requirements of state and federal regulators and successfully respond to state market conduct examinations and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations. Her extensive knowledge of insurance regulation and corporate governance helps clients evaluate and refine compliance procedures to improve positioning with regulators, including unclaimed property administrators and insurance regulators.
Mary Jane advises on the development, disclosure and administration of insurance products, including variable, indexed, fixed and contingent annuity and life products and cross-border offerings. She performs legal risk audits of insurance company operations for compliance with federal securities and state insurance and unclaimed property laws and regulations.
Sutherland advises numerous U.S. life insurers in responding to subpoenas and multistate market conduct examination requests.
Sutherland counsels a coalition of major life insurance companies on evolving state and federal regulations and other legal developments.
Sutherland advises insurance company and other clients on unclaimed property audits and remediation strategies.
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Idaho Unclaimed Property Rule: Insurers Must Confirm Whether Insureds Have Died
Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, July 8, 2014
In a recently issued notice of rulemaking, the Idaho State Treasurer’s Office has proposed a temporary rule that, if permanently adopted, would alter two key definitional provisions in the state’s unclaimed property laws relating to life insurance policies and annuity contracts. The...
First Circuit: Proof of Death Prerequisite to Payment of Life Benefits
Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, June 6, 2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has confirmed that proof of death is a reasonable requirement for payment under a life insurance policy, and is a prerequisite to monies becoming “payable” under unclaimed property laws governing such policies. On May 27, a three-judge...
Access to Recent DMF Data Restricted to Certified Persons Starting Today
Marlys A. Bergstrom,Ellen M. Dunn,Phillip E. Stano,Steuart H. Thomsen,Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, March 28, 2014
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) put into effect a certification program required for any person or entity seeking to access information during the three-year period following an individual’s death on the Social Security Death Master...
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