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Superintendent of Insurance Neil D. Levin today announced the appointment of Kevin Rampe as Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel of the Insurance Department. Mr. Rampe assumes his duties at the Insurance Department on September 20th.

Mr. Rampe joins the Department from Governor Pataki’s Office where he served as First Assistant Counsel to the Governor. In that capacity, he was a senior legal adviser to the Governor on Insurance, Banking, Civil Justice, Workers Compensation and Labor matters. Mr. Rampe joined the Governor’s office as Assistant Counsel in January 1996, he was promoted to Senior Assistant Counsel in 1998 and he was named First Assistant Counsel in 1999.

"Kevin has been a valuable member of my staff during the last three and a half years," Governor Pataki said. "His intimate knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry will make him a tremendous asset to the Insurance Department."

"We welcome Kevin to the Department as Deputy Superintendent and General Counsel. Kevin’s experience on financial services and insurance issues will strengthen the Department’s expertise on critical issues. I look forward to continuing to work with him on legal and policy issues involving the Insurance Department," said Levin.

Prior to joining the Governor’s Counsel’s Office Mr. Rampe was a litigation associate at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling. As part of his practice, he was involved in domestic and international securities, antitrust, and contract litigation as well as various commercial arbitrations. Mr. Rampe also lived in Kuwait and, in 1994-1995, was involved in the firm’s representation of the Government of Kuwait and its preparation of environmental claims against the Government of Iraq arising out of the Gulf War.

Mr. Rampe received his B.A., cum laude, from Union College in, Schenectady, New York and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Albany Law School.  He also is a graduate of the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.



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