SOURCE: National Risk Retention Association

National Risk Retention Association

October 05, 2011 14:00 ET

Deems Named Executive Director National Risk Retention Association

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Joseph E. Deems, a long-time spokesman for the National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) and Chair of the Association's Government Affairs Committee, has been named Executive Director of NRRA, Brian Braley, its Chairman, announced today.

Deems is the founding principal of Deems Law Offices APC of Los Angeles, CA, a general practice engaging in civil litigation and insurance law for over three decades, including company formations, contracts, intellectual property and entertainment law. Joe, who has been general counsel to a captive insurance company, consults with clients nationwide on risk and litigation management and is frequently hired as a neutral mediator. He is a member of the California Bar and is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. District courts in California.

"We are exceedingly pleased that Joe has agreed to take the helm at NRRA. This is a critical time for RRGs as we defend the industry against any attempted infringement of RRGs' authority to operate nationally under the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986. His long experience in litigation and transactional negotiations and his deep knowledge of the industry after leading NRRA's Government Affairs Committee for years will give strong direction to our organization as we move forward," Braley said.

Deems is the author of numerous articles in captive insurance industry publications and a regular speaker at industry conferences. Among other law related activities, he served as International Justice of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, the second largest professional legal organization in the world with over 300,000 members, and has spent years teaching leadership and communications skills to college and law students across the country. Joe holds a BA degree from Loyola University of Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles.

Contact Deems: joe@riskretention.org.

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