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Maureen Henderson


Office: 515 242-2428

Mobile: 860-205-2388

Fax: 515-323-8528



I recently became counsel with BrownWinick after over 25 years of being in-house attorney and chief compliance officer with three major insurance companies: The Hartford, Aviva USA and Global Atlantic Financial Group.  During my tenure with these insurance companies, I designed, built and implemented new compliance organizations based on managing risk with the business strategy.  I have substantial experience in all aspects of life insurance compliance and risk management including sales and distribution oversight, operations, product and program development, third party administration due diligence, oversight and supervision. 

My Approach

Throughout my career, I have been a trusted advisor to my clients and business partners.  Consistent with the BrownWinick strategy, I have deep knowledge of the life insurance business and have a practical approach problem solving balancing risk and reward.  Building relationships with both life industry leaders and state regulators has been a key ingredient in my successful career.

More about me

I was born and raised in Michigan and ventured to the east coast after graduating from Eastern Michigan University.  I self-funded my education, attending George Mason Law School and ultimately finished law school at Franklin Pierce Law School, which is now part of the University of New Hampshire.

I have long time involvement with the life industry serving on a number of committees of the American Council of Life Insurers, (“ACLI”) and am a founding board member of the Compliance and Ethics Forum for Life Insurers, (“CEFLI”). 

I have been a long-time Tocqueville Society member of the United Way and in my spare time I play tennis and enjoy the outdoors. 

  • Compliance Program Development & Implementation
  • Risk Assesments & Compliance with Federal Sentencing Guidelines
  • Sales, Marketing

BrownWinick Adds Insurance Regulatory and Compliance Practice

July 9, 2020   BrownWinick is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Maureen Henderson to our Des Moines, Iowa, office. Maureen has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer of Traditional Life at Global Atlantic Financial Group Limited. At BrownWinick, Maureen’s Read…


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Eastern Michigan University

B.A., Political Science


University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law

J.D., 1988


Iowa, 2014; North Carolina, 1995; Connecticut, 1991; New Hampshire, 1989

Memberships & Associations

Compliance & Ethics Forum for Life Insurers (CEFLI)

National Association of Insurance Commissioners, (NAIC)

American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), multiple roles

Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES)