Full Name
Pat Hughes
Job Title
Faegre Drinker
Speaker Bio
Pat Hughes is a strategic advisor, public policy advocate and regulatory attorney for insurance industry clients across all product lines and services. He is an expert on regulatory, legislative and policy matters in various arenas — state and federal agencies, the NAIC, legislatures and international regulatory bodies.

Before joining Faegre Drinker, Pat led the U.S. insurance regulatory practice and co-led the international insurance regulatory services team for a global consulting firm. He has also practiced litigation and commercial transactions, starting his career in commercial litigation at Kirkland & Ellis. Pat also served 10 years as a senior regulator and attorney with the State of Illinois, including roles as General Counsel to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, which included the Division of Insurance; Chief Legal Counsel to the Office of the Governor; Special Deputy Receiver and CEO with the Office of the Special Deputy; and an NAIC leader, chairing working groups on critical issues, including Dodd-Frank implementation and complex receivership oversight.
Pat Hughes