Jeffery Troutt is the owner of the Law Office of Jeffery Troutt. He is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the American Land Title Association, and the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization. His practice consists of business advice and litigation on behalf of national, state, and local clients. He has testified and presented at numerous conferences, and is the author of many articles and op/eds. He also worked with the Province of Ontario to help develop Canada’s first regulations providing for mandatory product safety recalls.
Mr. Troutt served as Deputy Director of the State of Alaska’s Division of Insurance for almost 5 (five) years. In that capacity, he was the point person for the Division on title insurance issues, including regulatory and enforcement actions. He served as lead negotiator in the resolution of a multi-state market conduct examination against a national health insurer that resulted in a $20 million penalty, imposition of an agent training program, and substantial reforms to the company’s business practices.
Prior to his return to Alaska, Mr. Troutt served as Senior Legal Advisor to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Chairman Hal Stratton. In this capacity, Mr. Troutt played a key role on the Chairman’s management team, taking the lead on legal issues, including pending Commission regulatory, investigative and enforcement actions. Mr. Troutt also advised and assisted the Chairman in managing the agency and directly supervised the offices of the General Counsel and the Compliance Departments. Mr. Troutt was the chief negotiator in the settlement of the administrative action against the Daisy Company, a manufacturer or air guns. He also played a lead role in the first visit of a Chairman of the CPSC to the People’s Republic of China, and represented the Chairman at meetings in London and at the Asia Pacific Economic Confernce in Santiago, Chilie. He visited Ottawa to teach a training program to employees of Heath Canada, and began the process that eventually let to increased sharing of information between the two countries, and joint USA-Canada recalls.
Mr. Troutt also served for three years as President of the Title Insurance Agency in Juneau, and spent 7 (seven) years in private practice as a litigator for fortune 500 companies, medium and small sized companies, and individuals. He also served as Director of the New Mexico Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, Executive Director of New Mexico’s Sentencing Guidelines Commission, and Director of the Free Congress Foundation’s Center for Law and Democracy
Mr. Troutt co-authored Law, Economics & Civil Justice: A Reform Agenda for the 90s and was a contributing author for the 50 State Guide (chapters on Products Liability and PACs, Lobbying and Campaign Finance). While at the Attorney General’s office, he also contributed to Powers and Duties: The Office of the Attorney General of New Mexico and was the primary author and managing editor of Report of the Attorney General: Crime in New Mexico. He was editor of the Center for Law and Democracy’s newsletter, Judicial Notice, and was a principle outside player in selecting and defending judicial nominees during the second Reagan Administration. He has also authored several op/ed pieces that have appeared in every major U.S. Newspaper. Mr. Troutt has also spoken at conferences, educational seminars, and continuing education functions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia.
A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso, Mr. Troutt received his J.D. at Lewis and Clark College and LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) at Georgetown University Law Center.