On January 12, 2011, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Mike Rothman to serve as Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Rothman brings a distinguished record of consumer protection to the Department of Commerce and extensive public- and private-sector experience on insurance- and financial service-related issues.
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, Rothman worked for the state Senate, leading efforts to reform the state’s regulatory laws.
Rothman’s litigation experience began when he worked on the insurance insolvencies of Mission Insurance Companies and Executive Life—two of the largest in U.S. history.
Rothman was most recently a partner with the firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in Minneapolis, where he was co-chair of the Insurance & Financial Services practice group.
Rothman also has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School on insurance law and regulation.
Rothman is a graduate of Carleton College and the University of Minnesota Law School.