Ellen R. Dunkin, Esq.

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.  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.


In the past few weeks there have been numerous restrictions placed on businesses throughout the United States. Many states and localities across the country have enacted temporary restrictions on non-essential business operations, requiring millions of workers to stay home. Amalgamated Life Insurance Company, which is based in New York, is considered an essential business and therefore is not subject to these temporary restrictions.

However, in an effort to protect the health and safety of our employees, their families and communities, we have taken a series of company-wide actions, across all Amalgamated Family of Companies locations, to implement work from home and other flexible arrangements where feasible. Despite these changes, we will continue to provide you and your members with the customer service levels you have come to expect from us prior to the coronavirus outbreak.

We are diligently working with our partners and vendors to utilize our remote capabilities and infrastructure. We are also in constant communication with UPS and the USPS to stay informed of any potential changes in service. For the duration of this state of emergency, Amalgamated Life Insurance Company will comply with any required Notice Obligations by emailing and/or mailing notices to all consumers.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your Amalgamated Family of Companies representative or our customer service center at: 914-367-5000. They are well-prepared to answer your questions and can address your specific needs.