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Steve Young |  Mark Robinson |  Mark Webb |  John Norwood
2 hrs
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LULU is a virtual conference assembling top notch industry speakers sharing up to date information in a convenient format without having to leave your computer.  During the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with speakers as well as other attendees in the online forums. - THIS VERSION IS THE ON-DEMAND FORMAT OF THE ORIGINAL PROGRAM AS DETAILED BELOW


LULU: Legislative and Regulatory Update
Dancing Through The California Legislative and Regulatory Circus

AGENDA - March 31
(9:00 am - 11:00 am)
(All times are Pacific Time Zone)


  • SESSION ONE (9:00 am - 10:00 am) California Consumer Privacy Act Update:  What this sweeping new law requires, and why broker-agents shouldn’t be fooled by the so-called insurance industry “exemption.”
    • Panel led by IIABCal General Counsel Steve Young, and featuring experts Mark Robinson, Mark Webb and John Norwood. 
    • Young will summarize the requirements of the current statute; Robinson will explain the meaning of the exemption for licensees covered by the Gramm Leach Bliley Act; Webb will explain implications of the requirements for policyholders served by independent insurance agents and brokers; and Norwood will summarize continuing legislative activity on these issues, and the November 2020 initiative that could completely change current requirements.
  • SESSION TWO (10:00 am - 10:30 am) The Good, The Bad, and The What-The-Eff from Sacramento:
    • Steve Young, IIABCal General Counsel, will provide a  brief recap of key enactments from the 2019 California Legislature, as well as actions taken by the California Department of Insurance. 
  • SESSION THREE (10:30 am - 11:00 am) Sacramento Never Sleeps
    • John Norwood, IIABCal Legislative Advocate, will summarize the latest efforts in the Department of Insurance and Legislature to solve problems in the homeowners’ insurance market, the ongoing battle to expand exemptions to the new independent contractor rules, the status of the sweeping new California Consumer Privacy Act, and much more.

Mark your calendar! 
Other LULU Dates and Themes

  • LULU: Workers Compensation
    • Tuesday, June 23 from 9 AM to 11 AM Pacific Time
  • LULU: InsurTech
    • Tuesday, September 22 from 9 AM to 11 AM Pacific Time

Course Materials


Steve Young's Profile

Steve Young Related seminars and products: 3

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California

Steve provides counsel on all corporate legal matters affecting the non-profit trade association and its subsidiaries, represents the interests of independent insurance agents and brokers at regulatory hearings conducted by the California Department of Insurance and other state agencies, coordinates the Association’s involvement in litigation affecting insurance producers, and provides legal research and support to the Association’s legislative advocates. Young has served on the Insurance Law Committee of the State Bar of California, was a charter member of the Agent and Broker Advisory Committee to the California Insurance Commissioner, and is a frequent speaker and author on legal and regulatory developments affecting the business of insurance. He was the 2007 recipient of the Ramsden/Sullivan Memorial Award, the Association’s most prestigious honor for service to the American Agency System, insurance industry and community. Prior to joining IIABCal, he was Western Region counsel for the American Insurance Association, and also worked at Cassel & Abraham, a San Francisco labor law firm representing employers. He holds a Juris Doctor Degree, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism, from The University of Kansas, and is a former member of the Chancellor’s Club Advisory Board of the KU Endowment Association.  


Mark Robinson's Profile

Mark Robinson Related seminars and products: 1

Founding Partner & Regulatory Practice Group Leader

Michelman & Robinson , LLP

Mark Robinson is co-founder of Michelman & Robinson, LLP and leader of the firm's Regulatory Practice Group. He is an insurance industry specialist who primarily represents retail brokers and agents in all aspects of their businesses. A recognized authority on regulatory issues, Mark’s multi-state practice runs the gamut from complex mergers and acquisitions of brokerages to compliance matters.

In addition to brokers and agents, Mark is also counsel for several insurance premium financing companies in connection with their business operations. Likewise, his advice is increasingly sought after by tech companies pushing to infiltrate – and disrupt – the insurance industry with innovative applications and systems to offer policies.

Mark’s deep understanding of regulatory laws and industry norms and relationships within various Departments of Insurance make him a go-to attorney in a wide range of matters both domestic and international. Be it the formation of insurance brokerages, the purchase and sale of agencies, licensing, compliance, DOI investigations, market conduct examinations, the creation of producer agreements, or employment-related issues, his expertise is in high demand. Indeed, M&R’s Insurance Regulatory and Administrative Department is considered amongst the most reputable in the United States.

Mark has played an essential role in M&R’s success and growth. He is an active member of the firm’s Executive Committee and the Diversity, Multiculturalism & Inclusion Committee. In addition, Mark is a regular contributor to industry publications and a lecturer of industry groups.

Mark Webb's Profile

Mark Webb Related seminars and products: 1


Prop 23 Advisors

Mark Webb is Owner of Prop 23 Advisors, a consulting firm focusing on workers' compensation legislative and regulatory issues, working with Insurtech enterprises seeking to enter the California workers’ comp service provider marketplace, and providing governance, risk and compliance (GRC) recommendations focusing on unlisted small to medium size firms.

Most recently, Mark served as Vice President (Government Relations) and Chief Compliance Officer with Pacific Compensation Insurance Company. Prior to working for Pacific Compensation, he was Assistant General Counsel (State Relations) with the American International Group, and Vice President, Western Region, with the American Insurance Association. He currently serves on the California Advisory Committee for the Workers' Compensation Research Institute. Previously, Mark participated on the Claims Working Group for the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California and chaired the Workers' Compensation Committee for the Association of California Insurance Companies.

Mark current publishes Workers’ Compensation Insights, a bi-monthly newsletter analyzing significant issues confronting California’s workers’ compensation system. Mark has been published in numerous workers’ comp publications.

Mark is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and a former Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance. He has also completed the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust Ethical Leadership Certification Program and is a member of the International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals.


John Norwood's Profile

John Norwood Related seminars and products: 2

Legislative Advocate

Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California

John Norwood is one of California’s top legislative advocates and Managing Partner of Norwood Associates.  He is considered the leader in the state’s insurance, financial services, and small business sector and represents a bluechip list of business, insurance, and financial clients.  His career has spanned more than 35 years in various capacities representing clients before the California Legislature and regulatory agencies.  During that time, John was one of the chief lobbyists for the California Manufacturers Association; founded and managed the Sacramento law and lobbying office of Heron, Burchette Ruckert & Rothwell, a national political firm.  He has been the Principal of Norwood Associates since 1990.

John has earned a reputation as an expert in government relations, with access on both sides of the political aisle.  In 1980, the California Journal named him, “one of the rising stars in the lobbying business.”  In 2004, The Los Angeles Times stated: “for three decades Norwood has been in the middle of the scrum in most major insurance struggles in California.”  California’s leading political magazine, Capitol Weekly, named him the “Most Trustworthy” lobbyist as a result of their 2010 poll of legislators and chiefs of staff.  His successes include hard-fought campaigns amending California’s insurance rate regulatory statutes, reforming California’s insurance agent and broker licensing laws, obtaining numerous amendments to California’s privacy law for various clients, rebuffing challenges to title insurance and home warranty statutes, defending against amendments to California’s franchise law as well as laws and regulations governing contractors and swimming pool and spa businesses.

He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government.  He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and is an active member of the California State Bar.



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