James E. DelBello is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Philadelphia office who focuses on resolving a variety of complex litigation matters, including contract and licensing disputes, and class actions, with an emphasis in the financial services, insurance and technology industries.
Mr. DelBello frequently serves as lead counsel in high-stakes bench and jury trials in state and federal courts across the country. He handles major commercial disputes involving software licenses, mergers, acquisitions and asset purchase agreements, as well as a wide range of other agreements.
Mr. DelBello serves as an independent director and chair of the Regulatory Oversight Committee of the Board of Directors for Nasdaq Futures Inc. He works extensively with financial services and insurance companies on all legal and compliance issues, including product and rate filings, rule changes, general state insurance regulations, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and federal securities regulations. He represents clients in investigations, examinations and enforcement actions before both state insurance departments and securities departments, as well as before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. DelBello served as a senior vice president and head of business law and compliance for a Fortune 200 financial services and insurance company, giving him extensive, wide-ranging knowledge of the issues companies face, particularly the impact of complex business issues as well as adopting and complying with emerging regulatory changes. He has managed market conduct examinations and enforcement actions, both individually and on a multistate basis, including before all 50 state insurance departments and treasury departments. He has also advised insurance industry clients on the DOL fiduciary rule.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. DelBello began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen J. McEwen Jr. of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.
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