Darrell Pierre is Managing Counsel in the Nationwide Financial (“NF”) Legal Team at Nationwide Insurance. As Managing Counsel, Darrell provides legal support to Nationwide’s distribution and business development departments. He also provides support for NF marketing and sponsorship agreements, regulatory examinations, and compliance issues. Darrell’s experience at Nationwide also includes negotiating marketing and distribution agreements, supporting litigation as a subject matter expert, and providing guidance to reduce risks associated with newly enacted state and federal regulations.
Prior to joining Nationwide, Darrell served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. Before working at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Darrell practiced in insurance defense litigation at the law firm Gallagher, Bradigan, Gams, Pryor and Littrell, L.L.P. in Columbus, Ohio. Darrell began his legal practice by serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Terence P. Kemp of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Darrell graduated from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1996, and also participated in a comparative law summer program in 1995 at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford. He also received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Franklin University Ross College of Business in 2003, and received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Dillard University. Darrell also holds a Chartered Financial Consultant (2011) and Chartered Life Underwriter (2007) designations from the American College.
Throughout his professional career, Darrell has been passionate about giving back to his local community and has recently served on the Board of Directors for a Columbus, Ohio based non-profit focused on supporting early learning initiatives for children named Action for Children. Darrell has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Isabelle Ridgway Nursing Center, and as a volunteer mediator for the Franklin County Municipal Court Dispute Resolution Program.
Darrell is also married and the proud father of three daughters. He coaches his daughters in soccer, enjoys cooking and physical fitness, and is a frequent yoga practitioner.
Areas of Practice
Banking & Financial Services
Member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Barrister Leadership Class 2000 - 2001 Board of Directors for the St. John’s Learning Center, 2001 - 2003 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Isabelle Ridgway Nursing Center, 2002 – 2006 Member of the United Way of Central Ohio, Project Diversity Cycle 21 Class, 2012 Board of Directors – Action for Children, 2013 - 2017 Chair of Nationwide's Diversity and Inclusion Council, 2017
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