Patricia R. Hatler brings 30+ years as a national leader and senior executive in the insurance industry, and leads the firm’s insurance industry cross-practice group. She assists a wide range of clients in insurance, corporate governance and law department management matters.

    Her practice includes:

    • Insurance transactions and related regulatory approvals
    • Regulatory compliance, corporate structure, examinations and reporting (state and federal)
    • Corporate governance for both insurance and non-insurance clients
    • Regulatory and legislative policy tracking (state, federal and international)
    • Insurance litigation support
    • Legal leaders professional development and boardroom skills

    Prior to joining the firm, Pat served for 17 years as chief legal and governance officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, a multi-line Fortune 100 insurance company. In that role she was responsible for operations and financial management of six divisions with a staff of 1,400, including the legal, corporate governance, federal, state and international government relations, corporate citizenship and corporate compliance functions. During her tenure at Nationwide, she provided advice and counsel through the transitions of three chief executive officers, three board chairs, four chief financial officers and numerous business unit presidents.

    Pat was the General Counsel of Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia and a litigation lawyer with Dechert in Philadelphia prior to joining Nationwide.

    Pat served as a Director and board chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the premier in-house bar association for in-house corporate counsel around the world. As such, she led the organization successfully through a significant leadership transition and continuing enrollment growth.

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    Education

    • University of Virginia, J.D., Hardy Dillard Fellow, Moot Court Board, 1980
    • Duke University, B.S., with honors, 1976

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1980
    • Pennsylvania, 1980

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Adjunct professor, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University
    • Board Chair, Board of Trustees, Kent’s Hill School
    • Leadership Coach, The Law and Leadership Program, Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University
    • Former Member, Board of Directors, Columbus College of Art and Design
    • Former Member, Board of Directors, Law and Leadership Institute
    • Former Member, Board of Visitors, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment
    • AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubble
    • Chief Legal Officer of the Year and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Business First of Columbus
    • Transformative Leadership Award from Inside Counsel
    • Regional Legal Employer of the Year from the Minority Corporate Counsel Association

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    • Co-author, “Federal Legislative Activity on Business Interruption Insurance,” Harris Martin Publishing, May 21, 2020.
    • Co-author, Reauthorization of TRIA Makes Progress – the US Federal Terrorism Insurance Backstop, Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, November 2019.
    • Co-author, “Reauthorizing the 2019 National Flood Insurance Program?” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, May 2019.
    • Author, “Corporate Governance Updates for the Insurance Industry,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, April 2019.
    • Co-author, “Federal Reserve Previews “Building Block Approach” to Insurer Capital Standards,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, January 2019.
    • Co-author, “2019 Corporate Governance Developments – “Interesting Times” for Insurance Industry,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, December 2018.
    • Author, “Reinsurer Collateral Requirements – Covered Agreements and US Credit for Reinsurance Model Law,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, December 2018.
    • Contributor, “Our Perspectives,” Squire Patton Boggs Newsletter, July 2018.
    • Co-author, “Recent Developments in the Federal Insurance Office,” Squire Patton Boggs Client Alert, June 2018.
    • Co-author, “Lessons Learned from the Natural Disasters of 2017,” Commercial Property Executive, January 3, 2018.
    • Speaker, “Global Compliance Forum: Minimizing Risk to Protect Your Business Interests,” Squire Patton Boggs, November 1, 2017.

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