Bates News - 10-12-18
Bates Group Welcomes Retirement, Insurance and Annuity Consultant Michael J. Lacek
Bates Group is pleased to welcome accomplished financial services attorney Michael J. Lacek to Bates Group as an Affiliate Consultant and Expert. With over 35 years of litigation and regulatory experience, Mr. Lacek brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the areas of retirement and insurance products, including suitability and sales practices of life insurance and annuity products; securities and insurance regulatory matters; and large complex commercial transactions and litigation.
Mr. Lacek has been with MetLife, Inc. since 2001, most recently as Associate General Counsel and Practice Group Lead for MetLife’s Retirement & Income Solutions business, providing legal counsel on compliance with State and Federal regulatory requirements. In prior roles, he headed the legal department for MetLife's Broker-Dealer business and also ran Regulatory Affairs, where he was responsible for all regulatory examinations, investigations, and inquiries regarding MetLife’s affiliated broker-dealers and registered investment advisers and insurance companies.
Bates Group has been a trusted partner to our financial services clients and their counsel for over 30 years, delivering superior quality and results on a cost-effective basis. Voted a Best Securities Litigation Consulting Firm by readers of the New York Law Journal and a 2017 NYLJ Hall of Fame service provider, Bates Group provides end-to-end solutions throughout the lifecycle of your legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. With a roster of over 165 financial industry and regulatory experts, Bates offers services in litigation consultation and testimony, regulatory and internal investigations, AML and financial crimes, compliance solutions, and damages consulting.