Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Dennis joined The Hanover in 2020, bringing decades of general counsel, insurance and global legal experience to the company. As executive vice president and chief legal officer, Dennis is responsible for the organization’s legal, regulatory and government affairs, as well as compliance and state filings. He also oversees securities and corporate governance matters, and works closely with The Hanover’s board of directors and leadership team, providing legal counsel and guidance. Prior to joining The Hanover, Dennis served for more than a decade as the North American general counsel at Zurich North America. In that role, he led the legal, compliance, government and industry affairs, security, and regulatory affairs departments, and provided executive leadership for several enterprise-wide initiatives. Dennis previously served as a partner in the global litigation department of an international law firm, where he represented Fortune 500 companies in a variety of matters, including trials, arbitrations, governmental investigations, regulatory proceedings, and internal investigations. He also has taken a leadership role in several business, community and industry groups, most recently serving as chair of the Global Business Alliance, an international trade association based in Washington, D.C.
Dennis has a law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross.