Jarvis JonesSenior Regulatory Compliance Officer
Jarvis Jones is a senior attorney with significant multi-state regulatory compliance experience from working at Fortune 200 companies in the highly regulated industries of insurance and healthcare. Jones also has a strong corporate legal and a commercial defense litigation background from private practice.
As Senior Regulatory Affairs Counsel, Jones was primarily responsible for regulatory administrative lobbying. Jones advised senior management business clients on individual states’ legal and regulatory compliance requirements and issues. His primary duties required him to identify and resolve complex rates, rules, and regulatory compliance and state audit issues that limited his business unit clients’ ability to achieve their financial objectives. Jones served as regulatory affairs counsel in some of his employer’s most challenging regulatory environments including New York and Arizona.
In resolving states’ regulatory compliance and audit issues, Jones was lauded by his senior management clients for successfully resolving in certain states many of the business units’ most challenging regulatory and legal compliance issues that had plagued the organization for the last three to five years. Once assigned these states, Jones successfully mediated, negotiated and resolved, in less than twelve months, most of the state-specific regulatory compliance issues which had previously prevented or limited his clients’ ability to obtain new rate increases and to write new business in those states.
Jones’ regulatory compliance experience includes:
Regulatory administrative lobbying in multiple states on behalf of a Fortune 200 Company
Regulatory advisor and legal counsel to senior management on a myriad of complex policy, business, and regulatory compliance issues
Managed multi-state regulations and regulatory compliance issues
Managed multi-state new Rate increase and Rules state filings
Managed multi-state new Policy Coverage state filings
Managed multi-state new Products state filings
Managed state regulator’s statutory audits of employer’s state business operations
Successfully lobbied, negotiated and resolved regulatory compliance issues thereby reducing the organization’s financial exposures and maintaining its public goodwill
Strong C-Level presentation, analytical and writing skills
Jones’ regulatory compliance and legal experience are complemented by a strong business-side management background.
After serving as regulatory affairs counsel, Jones was promoted by executive management and moved over to the P&L business management side. On the business side, he served in a number of senior business management positions including Assistant Vice-President of Business Development, Assistant Vice-President of New Products, and Vice-President of Strategic Business Development. In these positions, Jones had responsibilities for P&L operations, strategic planning, new products development, new business development, the creation and management of a multi-distribution (4) sales channel and was also responsible for the creation and management of three start-up business operations for a Fortune 200 Company.
Jones was also a litigation partner in two law firms. He primarily practiced commercial defense litigation. His commercial litigation practice primarily encompassed the legal areas of product liability, medical devices, commercial insurance defense, and Commercial General Liability (CGL) coverage cases.
As a community leader, Jones has received numerous leadership awards including the “President’s Award” from the Minnesota State Bar Association; “40 Under 40 Business and Community Leadership Award” from City Business; and was recognized by William Mitchell Law School with the “100 Who Made a Difference” Award. Jones has also served on the Boards for both William Mitchell Law School and Twin-Cities Public Television.
Jones is also a recognized professional leader in the legal community. He has served as President of Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA); President of Hennepin County Bar Association; President of the Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association; Co-Chaired the Minnesota Minority Corporate Counsel Program; and Co-Chaired the MSBA State-wide Diversity Committee.
Jones is a graduate of St. Olaf and earned his J.D. from William Mitchell Law School.