New York Life announced the appointment of Natalie Lamarque as the company’s General Counsel. In this role, Ms. Lamarque will have day-to-day oversight of the Office of the General Counsel which includes the insurance and agency, investments, corporate practice, and tax teams. Ms. Lamarque will also join New York Life’s Executive Management Committee and continues to report to Chief Legal Officer Sheila Davidson.
Previously, Ms. Lamarque served as Deputy General Counsel, responsible for overseeing litigation and the legal responsibilities for the investment, asset management, technology and intellectual property areas. She also chaired the company’s Privacy Working Group, a multidisciplinary internal thinktank that serves as a resource for the company on matters related to privacy.
Ms. Lamarque joined New York Life in 2014 as an Associate General Counsel in the Litigation Group. She served as Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal Officer, spearheading legal programs related to cybersecurity, social media, global anti-corruption and anti-money laundering, fraud prevention, internal investigations, and corporate governance. She also served as a member of the Corporate Compliance Department, supervising the Sales Practice Review team, which included market surveillance, field review, and handling customer complaints.
Prior to joining New York Life, Ms. Lamarque was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where she prosecuted an array of federal crimes, including racketeering, insurance fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, credit card fraud, and identity theft. Earlier in her career, she was an Associate in the Litigation Department of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP focusing on white collar defense, anti-corruption, and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act investigations.
Ms. Lamarque received a Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Duke University. She serves on the boards of City Year New York and the Legal Aid Society of New York.
“Natalie’s distinguished track record in leadership roles, supported by her impressive career experiences and success in managing complex legal matters across New York Life’s business, are reflected in this key promotion,” said Ms. Davidson. “The company will continue to benefit from her sound judgment and passion for the law.”