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Edmund J. Zaharewicz

Edmund J. Zaharewicz



Edmund Zaharewicz has broad experience in federal securities and commodities regulation, insurance regulation, and related employee benefit and general corporate matters. He focuses on regulatory matters affecting the development, distribution, and administration of life insurance and annuity products and related investment products, including mutual fund, private fund, and managed account offerings.

His practice includes advising clients with respect to bank- and corporate-owned life insurance products, individual and group annuity products, stable value products, registered and private placement variable insurance products, mutual funds, and private investment funds for institutional and high net worth clientele. He represents insurance companies, investment advisers, and investment companies in regulatory compliance examinations and investigations and has served as legal counsel to boards of directors of registered investment companies.

He also advises in a wide variety of related areas, including InsurTech, e-commerce, privacy, data security, anti-money laundering, custody of client assets, agent licensing and supervision, insurable interest, group life eligibility, assumption reinsurance transactions, fund mergers and liquidations, proxy statements, regulatory filings and reporting, product and client disclosures, soft dollar arrangements, suitability, product advertising, client communications, market conduct standards, personal securities transactions, codes of ethics, and trading practices. 

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Speaking Engagements

  • "Product Development: Fee-Based Annuities," IRI ACTION19 Conference, Washington (May 16, 2019).
  • "Blockchain and Bitcoin: Impact on Insurance Industry," ACLI Financial & Investment Roundtable, Sea Island, GA (March 2018).
  • “Cybersecurity Update: Managing Regulatory Challenges – Blockchain: Risk and Benefits,” IRI Government, Legal and Regulatory Conference, Washington (June 2017).
  • “Enterprise Risk Management and Regulatory Roundtable – Understanding Blockchain,” ACI National Advanced Forum on Life Insurance Litigation, Regulatory Enforcement & Enterprise Risk Management, New York (April 19, 2017).
  • “State Regulatory Update,” Client Focus Forum, Baltimore (October 2016).
  • “Federal Regulatory and FINRA Update,” Client Focus Forum, Denver (October 2015).


  • University of Miami (J.D.,  cum laude, 1994)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.E.E., 1988)
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  • Florida


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