Matthew Gendron is the General Counsel for the Rhode Island Insurance Division.  He counsels the Division, leads enforcement actions against insurers and individual licensees, oversees the Rhode Island Market Conduct Examination function, and coordinates market actions with other states.

Matthew works regularly on NAIC Committees, Task Forces, and working groups, assisting design national model laws and regulations. He is counsel to the Chair of NAIC Property and Casualty Insurance (C) Committee and a co-chair of the Restructuring Mechanisms Working Groups under the Financial Condition (E) Committee.  In 2018, he published a law review article on voluntary restructuring of solvent insurers in the Roger Williams University Law Review.  He has earned the NAIC’s APIR designation in 2016, LOMA’s Fellow, Life Management Institute in 2004, and several other LOMA designations.

Matthew had litigated in Boston prior to joining the Rhode Island Department and graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  Before law school, he spent four years in annuity operations at the Boston office of the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company of North America (Manulife USA), which is now operated as John Hancock.