Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, Delta Dental Insurance Company
Michael Hankinson became Chief Legal Officer in 2014 after joining Delta Dental Insurance Company in 2010. Before coming to Delta Dental, he spent almost two decades as general counsel in the insurance industry with a focus on corporate strategy, transactions, and governance. A native New Yorker with a lifelong passion for fairness and diversity, Michael graduated from the Pace University School of Law and earned an MBA in Finance from Fordham University. Delta Dental was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2019.
As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Michael created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Michael's pledge here.
Delta Dental was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2020 and 2021.
Joined LCLD 2018
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2022: Koren Stevenson; 2021: Lily Harley, Michael Schwartz; 2020: Kathryn Mullens, Ara Alikian; 2019: Laura Kreitz, Keyan Rahimi-Keshari; 2018: Yoriko Ishikawa Hayes, Andrea M. Fegley
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Nikita Patel, Nicholas Gennaro
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2017, 2018)
Leadership Summit (2021, 2019)
Member: Michael Hankinson
Diversity Professional: Yoriko Hayes