Former Congressman Earl Pomeroy brings 26 years of regulatory and legislative experience to his present position as senior counsel at Alston & Bird.
Earl focuses his practice on matters before the legislative and executive branches of government at the federal level as well as work before financial regulators at the state government level.
Earl has been an influential participant in financial services regulation as it has evolved over the last quarter century. More than 20 years ago, as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, he advanced reforms to strengthen solvency oversight in state insurance departments that were widely adopted, substantially improving the quality of state insurance regulation.
Earl was the only Insurance Commissioner in the House during most of his tenure. He applied this unique background as an influential leader on the Ways and Means Committee regarding tax and regulatory issues involving the financial services industry. Drawing upon his background as North Dakota Insurance Commissioner, president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, nine-term Member of Congress, and senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Earl’s practice areas include financial services regulation, health care policy, pensions, tax policy, energy, and agriculture. Earl chairs Alston & Bird’s Washington Pro Bono Committee and serves on the Boards of The National Job Corps Association and the National Academy of Social Insurance.