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Craig H. Ulman

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Craig H. Ulman

Craig Ulman has a diverse practice that spans bankruptcy and insurance insolvency, insurance regulation, clearinghouse arrangements, and UCC matters.

Craig is widely recognized for his knowledge of structured settlements and related insurance law; he drafted the model law that became the template for the structured settlement protection acts of 49 states. As a transactions lawyer, Craig has drafted and negotiated across the board, from the operating rules for an ATM network, to a sale and leaseback agreement for an elephant.

As counsel to airlines and related industry organizations, Craig has participated in major airline bankruptcy proceeding since 1983. As counsel to the National Structured Settlements Trade Association and some of its insurance company members, Craig has helped to safeguard structured settlements and their recipients (many of them severely injured) in long-running insurance insolvencies, including the liquidations of Reliance Insurance Company and Executive Life of New York.

Representative experience

Representation of Genworth companies in protecting ownership of over 3,000 structured settlement annuities in Reliance Insurance liquidation.

Representing Travelers and assisting allied insurers in minimizing and meeting liabilities following the liquidation of Executive Life of New York.

Representation of National Structured Settlements Trade Association in securing enactment of 2015 Wisconsin and Illinois structured settlement bills.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1977
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1973
  • Knox Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia

Court admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
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