Today, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker named Chicago attorney Robert Muriel to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance, pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Muriel is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years of experience in civil and commercial litigation, including insurance coverage and bad faith claims, financial fraud claims, and consumer class actions. Director Muriel is a former President of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, and a former President of the Alumni Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He has also served on numerous civic boards, including the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, Almost Home Kids, and the Executive Committee for the Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he served as an editor on the Law Journal. Prior to law school, Director Muriel practiced as a Certified Public Accountant in the tax division of Arthur Andersen & Co.

Director Muriel replaces Acting Illinois Insurance Director Kevin Fry. Congratulations to Director Muriel on his appointment.