Zachary Bemis

Zachary Bemis insurance lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Special Counsel
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Zach Bemis is an administrative and regulatory attorney and a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice and Political Law Groups.

Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Zach served as Chief Legal Counsel at the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance where he was responsible for providing legal counsel to the Commissioner’s Unit and overseeing OCI’s Legal Unit. At OCI he helped develop and implement the agency’s regulatory sandbox and led a cyber security working group. He assisted the Commissioner in drafting and issuing final orders and decisions, including review of proposed decisions, objections, and responses. Zach has first-hand knowledge of the rulemaking and administrative processes of state agencies.

Before joining OCI, Zach spent five years working in the Wisconsin Legislature, including as chief of staff to the Assembly Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Finance, legal counsel and advisor to the Speaker of the Assembly, and various positions in the State Senate. In the Assembly Co-Chair’s office, he worked to guide the 2017-19 Wisconsin State Budget through the legislature and on the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse. 

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