Butler Snow is pleased to announce Benjamin Arthur Whitehouse has been named to Captive Review’s 2019 Ones to Watch list. Ben is one of seven industry professionals named to the prestigious list.
The Ones to Watch list, which includes regulators, lawyers and insurers, recognizes individuals that have recently risen to prominence in the industry and are looking to make their mark in the years ahead.
Ben is a member of the firm’s business department and practices within the regulatory and government relations practice group. He focuses his practice on general insurance and captive insurance matters. Prior to joining the firm, Ben served as supervising attorney and assistant general counsel for insurance for the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance. As part of the general civil division, he served as the legal advisor to the captive insurance section providing legal advice on the regulation and formation of new captive insurance companies based in Tennessee. Ben frequently worked with local industry groups, venture capital firms and private industry to promote and encourage the formation of captive insurance companies throughout the state. He was also responsible for drafting legislation, administrative rules and policy advice on proposed statutory and regulatory changes governing captive insurance companies in Tennessee.
Ben was an assistant attorney general for Tennessee from 2007 to 2013, where he served as a trial attorney in the law enforcement and special prosecutions division. In this post, he was responsible for defending state agencies such as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Department of Safety in civil litigation and judicial review of administrative agency action and for the preparation and criminal prosecution of white-collar crimes statewide. Ben also served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Ben holds a certificate from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education as an associate in captive insurance and previously held a certification as a professional in insurance regulation by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He received his undergraduate degree from Wabash College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Ben also holds a master of laws in taxation from Boston University School of Law to support his work in captive insurance.