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Federal Reserve Board selects Zurichs Laura Lazarczyk for committee

October 18, 2019

Zurich North America’s Chief Legal Officer is appointed to Federal Reserve Board’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee.

Laura LazarczykLaura Lazarczyk, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Zurich North America, has been selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Board’s Insurance Policy Advisory Committee (IPAC).

Lazarczyk is one of 21 members of the newly formed committee, which will provide information, advice and recommendations to the Federal Reserve Board on domestic and international insurance issues, including negotiations at the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS).

Lazarczyk will contribute legal perspectives to the committee based on her diverse experience. At Zurich she provides counsel on enterprise-related legal and regulatory matters in areas that include data protection and data security, regional and global commercial transactions, and corporate governance. Prior to joining Zurich in 2009, Lazarczyk was Chief Compliance Officer, Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources at Rewards Network. She also has worked in private legal practice for international firms based in the Chicago area.

“I look forward to helping the Federal Reserve Board develop and maintain sound insurance policy through my role on the Insurance Policy Advisory Committee,” Lazarczyk said. “As we weigh policy alternatives, I’ll be looking to support sustainability and resilience for people, businesses and the economy.”

In addition to her new appointment, Lazarczyk serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, the Board of Directors of the Insurance Information Institute, and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association’s Legal and Government Affairs Committee.

Lazarczyk received her juris doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in psychology from the University of Southern California.

The first meeting of IPAC members is scheduled for early November. The inaugural members will serve staggered terms ranging from one to three years. Starting next year, the board intends to annually appoint new members to IPAC to serve three-year terms.