SNR Denton has appointed John Finston as Deputy Commissioner for Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at the California Department of Insurance.

Prior to the appointment, Finston served as the head of the firm’s Insurance Regulation practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in insurance regulatory, insolvency and transactional issues for insurance companies and their customers.

As Deputy Commissioner, he will serve as a top advisor to the Insurance Commissioner on issues related to state, federal and international oversight of insurance and reinsurance. He will also manage and lead the Department’s Corporate Affairs Bureau and will collaborate with the Financial Surveillance branch.

SNR Denton US Managing Partner Mike Namara said that the leadership that John has demonstrated during his tenure at SNR Denton will benefit the insurance industry in California tremendously.

SNR Denton serves clients in key business and financial centers from more than 60 locations in 43 countries, through offices, associate firms and special alliances across the US, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, Asia Pacific and Africa.