Butler Snow is pleased to announce Benjamin Arthur Whitehouse has been shortlisted in the emerging talent – service professional category of the 2019 US Captive Review Awards.
The US Captive Review Awards recognize and reward providers of captive insurance products and services who have outperformed their competitors and demonstrated the highest levels of excellence during the past year. Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony Aug. 5 at the Hilton Burlington in Vermont, where a winner in each category will be announced.
“This is an extremely well-deserved recognition for Ben by a leading publication in the captive insurance industry,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “This honor illustrates his wide-ranging expertise in captive insurance and the exceptional level of service he provides our clients.”
Whitehouse is a member of Butler Snow’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, Whitehouse 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. Whitehouse 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.
Whitehouse 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. Whitehouse also served as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Whitehouse 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. Whitehouse also holds a master of laws in taxation from Boston University School of Law to support his work in captive insurance.