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Bob Hogeboom devotes his practice exclusively to insurance regulatory, corporate, legislation/adoption of regulations and administrative matters before the California Department of Insurance (CDI). Mr. Hogeboom represents numerous insurer and producer clients in regulatory and administrative matters including market conduct claims and rating issues. He has handled more than 50 hearings involving CDI enforcement actions against insurers and producers including rate hearings, market conduct actions and disciplinary proceedings. In addition, Mr. Hogeboom serves as outside special counsel to several producer trade associations and serves as the firm’s liaison to the Association of California Insurance Companies and special counsel to the Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies.

Professional Background

Mr. Hogeboom became a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in October 2014 as a result of the merger of Hinshaw and the Los Angeles-based firm of Barger & Wolen LLP.

Professional Affiliations

  • The State Bar of California, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Conference of Insurance Counsel, Member
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel, Founding Member
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel, President, 2000-2001
  • California Department of Insurance, Member Agent and Broker Advisory Committee (2007-2009)
  • California Department of Insurance Task Force, Prior Approval Rating Watchdog, (1997)
  • California Department of Insurance Task Force, Agents and Brokers Advisory Committee, (2008-2011)

Honors & Awards

  • WIAA Attorney of the Decade (2000-2010)
  • Certificate of Recognition, California Assembly Strickland Insurance Agents Advisory Committee, 2007

Representative Matters

Mr. Hogeboom's representative matters include:

  • Globe Life and Accident ALJ Decision on Insurance Commissioner Claims Regulations; OAH No. 2011-090887 (2012)
  • ACIC v. Poizner, 180 Cal.App. 4th 1029 (2009)
  • American Liberty Bail Bonds v. Garamendi, 141 Cal.App. 4th 1044 (2006)
  • Automatic Funding Group v. Garamendi, 114 Cal.App. 4th 846 (2003)
  • National Elevator Services, Inc. v. Dept. of Industrial Relations, 136 Cal.App. 3rd 131 (1982)

Presentations

Mr. Hogeboom has participated in numerous insurance seminars on various insurance regulatory topics and has been a featured speaker at insurance and education events, including the Association of California Insurance Companies, the Alliance of Insurance Agents and Brokers, the Federation of Regulatory Counsel and the Conference of Insurance Counsel. He is also an approved lecturer on insurance matters for continuing education programs. A selection of Mr. Hogeboom's presentations includes:

  • "PacifiCare One Year Later: The Controversy Moves to the Courts," at the Twenty-Sixth Annual Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC) General Counsel Seminar July 22, 2015.
  • "Preparation of Prior Approval Rate Applications and Conduction Rate Hearings," 2014
  • "California Department of Insurance Hazardous Financial Conditions: Corrective Actions Regulations," ACLHIC 36th Annual Roundtable, September 2013
  • "Current Trends on Financial Insurance Regulation," Casualty Actuarial Society, 2013
  • "Insurance Agents Coping With Recession," WIAA Research & Education Foundation and Market Scout and Insurance Journal Roundtable, 2012
  • "Super Group Internet Marketing," Association of California Insurance Companies (ACIC), 23rd Annual General Counsel Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2012
  • "SB 631 Restitution," ACIC, 22nd Annual General Counsel Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, July 2011
  • "California Insurance Law Update on Regulatory Issues and Emerging Issues Under New Administration,” 2011
  • "Recent Trends in California Market Conduct Examinations," Barger & Wolen LLP seminar, Los Angeles, California, December 2010
  • "AB 2956 Workshop for Insurers and Brokers on California Broker Fees," Berger & Wolen LLP workshop, Los Angeles, California, New York, New York and Washington, D.C., September 2008
  • "Distinction Between Agent and Broker," 2008
  • "Regulations and Market Conduct Exams," Insurance Roundtable featuring John Garamendi, 2002

Publications

Mr. Hogeboom has published numerous articles on insurance law matters, including chapters in the LexisNexis/Matthew Bender publication "California Insurance Law & Practice." He has also been quoted in many publications, including Life Health Pro and Property Casualty 360. Mr. Hogeboom has authored articles involving market conduct settlements, consumer complaint regulations, broker fees and the federal Liability Risk Retention Act. A selection of Mr. Hogeboom's publications includes:

  • "Torchmark Rulings Provide Framework for Successful Defense of California Insurance Trade Practices Actions," Claims Journal, September 2016.
  • "Surplus Line Brokers," Chapter 62 (Revised), "California Insurance Law and Practice," LexisNexis Matthew Bender, April 2012
  • "Operating Requirements of Agents and Brokers," Chapter 61 (Revised), "California Insurance Law and Practice," LexisNexis Matthew Bender, May 2011
  • "Disciplinary Actions Against Agents and Brokers," Chapter 63 (Revised), "California Insurance Law and Practice," LexisNexis Matthew Bender, December 2010
  • "California Statutory Changes to Protect Broker Fee Charges on Insurance Policies" FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. 20, Ed. IV, 2009
  • "Distinction Between Insurance Agent and Broker in California," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. 17, Ed. II, 2006
  • "The New Standard for Review of Rate Application in California," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. 16, Ed. I, 2005
  • "Quackenbush Scandal Raises Legal Questions," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. XI, Ed. III, 2000
  • "Market Conduct Settlement in California Beware of Pitfalls," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. IX, Ed. II, 1997
  • "Key Points to Gillespie’s 103 Decision," FORC Quarterly Journal of Insurance Law and Regulation, Vol. I, Ed. V

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Education

J.D., California Western School of Law, 1974

B.A., Stanford University, 1970

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