John Murphy's primary practice concentrations are in insurance regulatory law, insurance market conduct and examinations, insurance company mergers and acquisitions, insurance insolvency law and insurance litigation.

John acts as lead counsel to the Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner on major insolvency, market conduct, Form A acquisitions and regulatory matters, including the liquidation of Standard Life Insurance Company and the liquidation of Mutual Security Life Insurance Company. He acts as appointed examiner-in-chief for the Indiana Department of Insurance on Indiana and multi-state market conduct examinations. He also represents clients in connection with regulatory, market conduct, mergers and acquisitions and licensing issues pending before the Indiana Department of Insurance. John has also represented other state departments of insurance on insolvency related matters.

Murphy joined Ice Miller in 1982. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.
Selected Experience
  • John represents insurance regulators, insurance companies, insurance agencies and other financial services organizations with respect to the entire spectrum of insurance regulatory issues.
  • Examples of his recent experience in insurance regulatory matters include representation of:
  • Insurance commissioners in their roles as supervisor, rehabilitator or liquidator of financially troubled insurance companies
  • Insurance commissioners in market conduct and financial examinations of insurance companies
  • Financial Services organizations in obtaining both individual and agency licenses throughout the 50 states
  • Companies seeking regulatory approval of investment practices, policy forms and other insurance activities
  • Insurance companies and other entities applying for approval of mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations
  • Insurance companies with respect to market conduct examinations and regulatory assessments
  • Insurance companies with respect to capital changes requiring regulatory filings, such as member dividends and surplus notes financings
  • Insurance commissioners in their role of administrator reviewing mergers and acquisitions of insurance companies
  • Entities with regard to health exchange regulatory issues
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