Ellen R. Dunkin, Esq. serves as a Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer for the Amalgamated Family of Companies including Amalgamated Life Insurance. She is responsible for legal counsel, regulatory compliance and interactions with New York State and various insurance departments, as well as the oversight of all contracts. Additionally, she heads the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program and committee, and works with its brokers on its insurance program and claims administration. In this role, she lends a proven track record in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, enterprise risk management, company financings, human resources and executive compensation.
Directly prior to joining Amalgamated Life in 2012, Ellen served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel and Director of Risk Management with the Crump Group, Inc. (New York, NY), where she was also the chief architect and director of a company-wide enterprise risk management program. She also held roles as: General Counsel, Director of Government Affairs and Assistant Secretary for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. (New York, NY); a Private Practitioner (Larchmont, NY); Senior Attorney at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (New York, NY); and Corporate Associate with Willkie Farr & Gallagher (New York, NY).
Ellen is a member of the Board of Directors of RIMS, the risk management society, having served as its President in 2021. Her industry roles also include that of former President and Director of the RIMS New York Chapter, 2016–2017 Secretary of the Employment & Labor Law Committee (ELLC) of the Association Corporate Counsel (ACC), 2012–2014 Chair of the Programming Committee of ELLC, active participant on the ACC Compliance Committee, and mentor through the Young Risk Professionals Committee of the New York Chapter of RIMS.
Ellen earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York at Albany (Albany, NY), where she graduated cum laude, and her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law (Jamaica, NY), where she served as Associate Editor of the Law Review and earned Dean’s List honors. She is admitted to the New York State Bar, and the Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.