The Insurance Law Center has an international focus, with students and faculty from all over the world. Professors from France, Italy, and China regularly teach insurance law at UConn School of Law, and we enjoy hosting visiting scholars from abroad.
Marcos Mendoza is a Scholar in Residence with the Insurance Law Center and is the Assistant Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs with the Texas Association of School Boards, Inc., the third party administrator of the TASB Risk Management Fund, one of the largest governmental risk pools in the United States. Marcos’ inside counsel practice focuses on the evaluation of risk and coverage contracts. The Fund provides Errors and Omissions, Board Liability, Commercial Property, General Liability, Auto, Unemployment and Workers Compensation lines of coverage for educational entities in Texas. Risk pooling provides coverage for approximately 80% of the governmental entities in the United States.
Marcos holds an LL.M. with Honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law (2014), a JD from Washburn University School of Law (1989), and a BA in History from Baker University (1986). He authored Reinsurance as Governance: Governmental Risk Management Pools as a Case Study in the Governance Role Played by Reinsurance Institutions (21 Conn Ins. L.J. 53, 2014, or on SSRN at https://ssrn.com/abstract_id=2573253). This qualitative empirical research is an extension to the “Insurance as Governance” scholarship, and is cited extensively by Professor John Rappaport in the Harvard Law Review article How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police (130 Harv. L. Rev. 1539, 2017) as well as in briefs to the Washington Supreme Court. Marcos has contributed to numerous other publications, including the Journal of Reinsurance, Corporate Counsel Magazine, Claims Journal, and the Business Law Prof Blog. His current socio-legal research focuses on the effects of, and boundaries to, private regulation on public entities.
Marcos has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry with State Farm Insurance, in private practice, and in his present position. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Washington, D.C. Marcos also holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter insurance industry designation. He lives in Austin, TX.