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J.J. Silverstein

Senior Counsel

J.J. Silverstein

Senior Counsel

Joseph (“J.J.”) Silverstein’s practice is focused on corporate and regulatory insurance and reinsurance law. J.J. represents insurers, reinsurers, and managing general agents in transactions, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as issues related to licensure, underwriting, claims, and form filings. J.J. specializes in emerging compliance issues for the InsurTech industry (including the use of AI and Machine Learning in underwriting and claims) and in the Federal regulation of the insurance industry. J.J. is a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group.

As a law student, J.J. was a summer associate for Foley in its Milwaukee Office. J.J. also served as a judicial intern to The Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to becoming a law student, J.J. worked with Citizens UK in London, where he helped develop a charitable legal service to refer migrant workers to trustworthy legal advisors. J.J. was a Fulbright English Teaching Fellow with the U.S. Department of State in South Korea, where he founded a small grant-making collective for fellow teachers, co-authored “The Fulbright Korea Cookbook,” and volunteered as an English teacher for North Korean defectors.

Within Foley’s Washington D.C. office, J.J. leads the Thurgood Marshall Academy teaching program, where ninth-grade students from a local high school attend law-themed lessons taught by lawyer-volunteers.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Corporate Law and Project Finance Law (2024)
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
20 June 2023 Article

Medicare Advantage Agent and Broker Compensation: Commissions, Administrative Payments, and Referral Fees under 42 C.F.R. <br />§ 422.2274

A common question in the context of Medicare Advantage distribution and compensation is how agents and brokers may be compensated for commissions and administrative payments and whether, and to what extent, referral fees are allowed for MA enrollments.
08 June 2023 Article

Does the McCarran-Ferguson Act Apply to the FCRA?

A common question that arises in the insurance-regulatory context, including in the context of insurance scoring and modelling, is whether, and to what extent, the McCarran-Ferguson Act applies to the FCRA.
7 June 2023 Events

Medicare Advantage Marketing Today: Recent Changes to CMS Rule

On Wednesday, June 7th at 2:00 p.m. ET, members of Foley’s Payor/Provider Convergence Area of Focus will be hosting a webinar titled “Medicare Advantage Marketing Today: Recent Changes to CMS Rule”.
02 June 2023

Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (“FACI”) June Meeting: FIO to Continue Focus on Macroprudential Issues

On June 1, 2023, the Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance (“FACI”) held its June meeting. Below is a summary of the topics discussed with emphasis on areas we found particularly interesting. FACI intends to hold two more meetings in 2023 (on September 26 and December 13).
14 March 2022 Newsletters

How to Buy an Insurance Company: Regulatory Due Diligence

In the course of corporate development, either by an extant insurance holding company structure or in another context such as private equity, the question may arise: “How do we diligence an insurance company?”