Mitchell Sandler Adds Arizonas Former Top Insurance and Financial Services Regulator
Mitchell Sandler announced today that Evan Daniels, one of the nation’s leading regulators in financial services and insurance, has joined the firm as counsel. Daniels joins Mitchell Sandler after leading the Arizona Department of Insurance & Financial Institutions, culminating nearly a decade in public service in Arizona.
“I am thrilled to start a new stage in my career with Mitchell Sandler,” said Daniels. “I have been fortunate to work with technology innovators and industry leaders in financial services and insurance as a regulator, and I am looking forward to helping clients navigate what can be complex and overlapping regulatory requirements at all levels of government.”
As director of the Arizona Department of Insurance & Financial Institutions, Daniels led Arizona’s regulatory agency that licenses and oversees banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, and all lines of insurance. Before his appointment, Daniels served at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where he led teams that investigated, litigated, and advised on issues relating to consumer protection, fair treatment, data privacy, government relations, and public monies. Most notably, he was responsible for standing up and managing the Arizona Fintech Sandbox, a first-in-the-nation program designed to provide regulatory flexibility for fintech in Arizona.
Since the firm’s launch in 2019, Mitchell Sandler has undertaken to build the nation’s premier boutique financial services and fintech law firm with a practice focused on advising its clients on issues relating to cutting edge financial products and payment technologies being used today. That practice focuses on, among other things, the complex banking and financial services regulations that affect fintech products and services.
“When we set out to further expand our financial services and fintech practice areas, we could not have imagined someone better suited than Evan to support and diversify our business platform,” said Andrea Mitchell, founder and managing partner of Mitchell Sandler. “We are excited to add one of the country’s most prominent financial services and insurance attorneys, with special expertise in technology and consumer protection.” Mitchell added, “Our clients increasingly depend on us to provide a broad perspective on how the law applies to their business today and how it may apply to them five or 10 years from now. Evan has the depth of knowledge to help our clients operate in today’s environment and also see what is around the corner.”
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