Bradley is pleased to announce that Jason Walters, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, was elected as the 2021 secretary-treasurer of the Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC), serving in the position for the fifth consecutive year.
“We are extremely proud of Jason for his election as secretary-treasurer of ALIC,” said Birmingham Office Managing Partner Dawn Helms Sharff. “This role recognizes his well-earned reputation as an outstanding thought leader in the legal and insurance professions, and we commend his service to the industry.”
Founded in 1913, ALIC is the premier association for life insurance counsel. It exists to enhance the legal representation of the life insurance industry by fostering community and scholarship among its members. ALIC members serve life insurance companies and their stockholders, policyholders and broader constituencies.
A member of Bradley’s Litigation and Insurance practice groups, Mr. Walters is a life, health and disability insurance litigator, serving as lead counsel for multiple Fortune 500 insurance and financial services companies in class actions, individual litigation, and arbitration. He has defended cases involving all types of life insurance, annuities, long-term disability, cancer, critical illness, long-term care, and major medical insurance policies, including actions involving group policies governed by ERISA. He regularly defends cases with claims of bad faith, fraud, agent theft, violation of consumer protection statutes, annuity suitability, breach of fiduciary duty, ERISA violations, rescission, and, of course, breach of contract.
Mr. Walters is actively involved in a variety of insurance industry organizations. In addition to his role with ALIC, he also belongs to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and the DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee. Mr. Walters is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events.