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Kathleen A. Birrane

Maryland Insurance Commissioner

Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Birrane was a partner in the Insurance Sector and Litigation and Regulatory Practice Group at the global law firm of DLA Piper LLP (US), where her practice focused on insurance and reinsurance transactions, regulatory compliance and related litigation.

Earlier in her career, Commissioner Birrane served in the Maryland Office of the Attorney General in the statutory position of Principal Counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration. In that role, she managed all of the legal work of the agency, both in its capacity as regulator and as a unit of state government.

She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and Chair of its new Innovation, Cybersecurity, and Technology (H) Committee.

Commissioner Birrane is also Vice Chair of the NAIC’s Northeast Zone, Co-Vice Chair of the Climate and Resiliency Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Health Insurance Workstream Special Committee on Race and Insurance.

Additionally, Commissioner Birrane is a member of the steering committee of the EU-U.S. Insurance Dialogue Project and is Chair of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission.