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Julie E. Robertson

Chair, Insurance Department
Leader, Captive Insurance Practice Group


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude; Order of the Coif
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • with distinction

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

National Risk Retention Association

Insurance Managers Association of the Cayman Islands

South Carolina Captive Insurance Association, Inc.

American Health Lawyers Association

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Ms. Robertson concentrates her practice in the area of alternative risk financing and possesses 15 years experience in representing businesses (both taxable and tax-exempt) across the country in connection with their alternative risk programs.

  • Lectures frequently on alternative risk programs at national and international conferences
  • Advises clients on legal aspects of feasibility studies and structural models for alternative risk programs
  • Organizes and represents captive insurance companies, self-insurance programs, risk purchasing groups, rent-a-captives and risk retention groups
  • Counsels owners/sponsors of alternative risk financing arrangements on legal, regulatory and strategic issues
  • Advises clients on insurance program structure, including excess coverage and reinsurance arrangements
  • Possesses extensive experience with captive insurance companies with multiple owners
  • Possesses experience with companies in the leading captive insurance domiciles
  • Provides reviews and interpretations of insurance policies and analyses of questions of coverage
  • Familiar with areas of health care law relevant to regulatory compliance of health care captive insurance companies and their owners, including Medicare Anti-Kickback Law, Stark Law, and tax-exempt issues such as private inurement

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2017
    • Recognized for Health Care Law and Insurance Law
    • Named 2017 Detroit Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
    • Named as one of the Michigan Super Lawyers Top 50 Women, 2010-2012
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2011 and 2013-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated