Illinois governor names insurance director – Business Insurance

Robert Muriel has been named director of the Illinois Department of Insurance pending confirmation by the state Senate, according to a statement Monday from the office of Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Mr. Muriel is a civil and commercial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience representing small businesses and professionals in trials, appeals and arbitrations in state and federal courts, the statement said.

His core practice is civil and commercial litigation, including insurance coverage and bad faith claims, financial fraud claims, legal malpractice cases and consumer class action cases, it added.

In early 2015, thenGov. Bruce Rauner named Mr. Muriel to serve a five-year term as a commissioner on the Illinois Racing Board and his selection was approved by the Illinois Senate, according to the website for A&G Law LLC in Chicago.

Mr. Muriel was president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and president of the Alumni Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

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via Business Insurance

March 5, 2019 at 05:15PM

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