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

Fellows Program
Fellows Nominated:
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

Pathfinders Program
Pathfinder Selection:
2022: Jeanietta Howard; 2020: Tyler Alexander; 2019: Lisa Vega, Felicia Kemp

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
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