Riverside, CA (April 18, 2016) – Partners Advantage President James Wong announced the appointment of Patrick Amaya as General Counsel. In this position, Amaya will serve as the company's in-house legal counsel and will direct its compliance and suitability office. His office will also provide regulatory and compliance educational programs for the company's employees and distribution network.
"In light of a continually changing and growing regulatory environment, Partners Advantage has made the strategic decision to add an in-house general counsel to enable us to be on the front edge of legal and regulatory matters," Wong stated.
Most recently, Amaya served as compliance manager at Pacific Life Insurance Company. He brings experience working in similar capacities at several other financial companies, including Merrill Lynch, MetLife and WAMU Investments. He also spent several years as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Investments.
Amaya is a licensed attorney and member of the California Bar. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Western State College of Law in Fullerton, CA. and also holds a bachelor's degree in business administration. He maintains the following licenses: FINRA Series 7, 66, 24, 4, 53, 31 and California Life and Disability.
About Partners Advantage Insurance Services
Partners Advantage Insurance Services, LLC, is among the top national insurance marketing organizations in the country with 70 associates located in offices across the United States. The company's Advantage Division is a one-stop brokerage for licensed agents and agencies throughout the United States who sell annuities, life insurance and linked benefit products. The company's Platinum and Premier Divisions work to enhance insurance marketing organizations and agencies throughout the country. The corporate headquarters for Partners Advantage is located in Riverside, CA. Regional offices are located in Huntington Beach, CA, Palm Beach, FL, Sioux City, IA, Ada, MN, Florham Park, NJ, Houston, TX and Henderson, NV. For more information about Partners Advantage, visit www.PartnersAdvantage.com.