David F. Snyder is Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Public Policy, for the American Insurance Association (AIA), specializing in international trade, insurance regulatory issues, transportation insurance and legal reform. His responsibilities include drafting legislation and regulations, testifying, managing litigation, working with other interested public and private sector parties and communicating with the media.
Mr. Snyder joined AIA in 1987 after working for Nationwide Insurance, managing its government affairs in its largest premium volume state. He left AIA in 1990 to work for State Farm Insurance Company and later returned to AIA. Prior to these positions, he served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as General Counsel of the Commerce Department, Deputy Attorney General in Torts Litigation and Legislative Liaison for the Insurance Department. Earlier, he worked in the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Fire Administration. These positions included trial and appellate litigation, in-house legal counsel and government affairs responsibilities.
Mr. Snyder graduated Magna *** Laude from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and graduated from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and Virginia and several federal courts. He is also a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
David participated as the sole U.S. insurance industry expert in a U.S. Government sponsored meeting on insurance in Iraq held in Amman, Jordan in June, 2004. He also represented U.S. insurers in a national conference on highway safety in Moscow, Russia and was one of two foreign experts in discussions in Israel and Gaza between the Israelis and Palestinians on auto insurance issues in 2000. He has regularly represented U.S. insurers in trilateral discussions in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. involving the implementation of transportation aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and in international trade, natural catastrophe and terrorism insurance meetings in Geneva and Paris in connection with his representation of non-life insurers as part of the US delegation to the Insurance and Private Pensions Committee of the OECD.
He has also made presentations in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009 in regulatory dialogues in China with high level representatives of the Chinese and US regulators and industry. In May 2009, he was a presenter for the fourth time at the GATS and Financial Services Seminar sponsored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He also represents AIA in all International Association of Insurance Supervisors deliberations and has often testified and filed written comments.
He has testified before numerous international, federal and state legislative and administrative bodies, including the National Transportation Safety Board, and has addressed audiences on auto insurance, transportation, financial services regulation and international issues. He has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and FOX networks and has been quoted in the Detroit News, Smart Money, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
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