Drew Bowden

Drew BowdenAdjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Andrew Bowden is senior vice president and general counsel for Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson). Mr. Bowden oversees the company’s legal and compliance departments and serves on the Executive Forum. He also serves as the Chair for the Michigan Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association and as an Adjunct Professor at the Michigan State University College of Law.

    Mr. Bowden joined Jackson in May 2015. Previously, he worked for three and a half years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, serving as the Director of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations from June 2013 through April 2015. During this time, he frequently served as a guest lecturer at Harvard, Georgetown, and Howard University law schools. Prior to his work at the SEC, he served in a variety of legal and business roles over seventeen years at Legg Mason, including executive director, chief operating officer, and general counsel at Legg Mason Capital Management. Prior to joining Legg Mason, Mr. Bowden was a trial attorney and partner at a Baltimore law firm, where he handled securities related litigation and arbitrations. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Bowden was an teacher at Calvert Hall College, a private boy’s high school in Baltimore. Mr. Bowden also coached men’s lacrosse for more than 20 years at the recreation, high school, and college levels, including the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University.

  • Degrees

    J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., summa cum laude, Loyola University in Maryland

  • Courses

    Insurance Law
    Insurance Law addresses (i) the history and function of a variety of types of insurance (including property, life, annuities, directors and officers, and errors and omissions) (ii) issues regarding contract formation (including critical and common elements of an insurance contract), (iii) state, federal and international insurance regulation (focusing on regulation under Michigan law), (iv) reinsurance and other forms of risk transfer, (v) the insurance claims process, and (vi) defense and settlement of insurance claims. If time permits, the course may also address actuarial assumptions, predictive modeling, risk management, and sales and marketing of insurance products.

  • Bar Admission(s)

    State of Michigan, State of Maryland