Ark Monroe has practiced in the insurance regulatory arena for over 40 years and is recognized as one of the leading insurance regulatory attorneys in the industry. As a former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner, Ark gained expertise in all phases of insurance regulation, including complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations and holding company issues.
Ark is a respected lobbyist at the Arkansas Legislature for several regulated industries. . In addition to insurance regulatory work, Ark practices energy and utility law, representing electric cooperatives, gas companies and alternative energy suppliers before the Arkansas Legislature and the Arkansas Public Service Commission.
Ark brings real-life experience to his practice. Prior to joining Mitchell Williams, Ark served in government positions as the Insurance Commissioner for the State of Arkansas, and the Legislative Director for United States Senator Dale Bumpers in Washington, D.C. Ark has also held in-house roles in the private sector including as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Union Life Insurance Company in Little Rock.
With over 40 years of practicing insurance regulatory law, Ark serves the insurance industry with his broad experience and extensive legal knowledge. Ark regularly represents insurance company clients in Arkansas, and companies domiciled in other states, in complex multi-state financial and market conduct examinations. He represents insurance companies in acquisitions subject to the holding company act in multiple jurisdictions, and has managed and lobbied in the Arkansas Legislature on complex insurance legislation.
Ark has been at the forefront of the captives industry in the state of Arkansas, serving as lead attorney for the only captive insurance companies licensed in the state. Ark also actively managed and monitors issues on behalf of clients at the NAIC and has represented the District of Columbia Insurance Department in rehabilitating a health plan domiciled in the District of Columbia.
As a lobbyist, Ark has managed and lobbied for legislation on matters including licensing electric generation plants and electric deregulation.