Mike Rothman has served as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce since January 12, 2011, leading the regulatory agency with jurisdiction over insurance, state-charted depository and financial institutions, securities, and other major regulated industries.
Rothman has a distinguished record of consumer protection and extensive public and private sector experience in insurance and financial services.
Rothman currently serves on the NAIC Executive (EX) Committee, and as chair of the Midwest Zone and chair of the SERFF Advisory Board. He has served on the Life Insurance and Annuities (A) Committee, Market Regulation and Consumer Affairs (D) Committee.
In the early ’90s, Rothman worked on solvency regulation and litigation experience in the insolvencies of Mission Insurance Companies and Executive Life—two of the largest insolvencies in U.S. history. Rothman also worked for the Minnesota Senate, leading efforts to reform the state’s regulatory laws.
Prior to his current position, Rothman was a partner with the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in Minneapolis, where he was co-chair of the Insurance & Financial Services practice group. He also has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School on insurance law and regulation.Rothman graduated with honors from Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Law School.