Joan E. Boros, Esq. is in Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP’s Washington, D.C., office. Her securities, corporate and insurance law experience includes all aspects of the design; organization; qualification; State and Federal registration; regulation and compliance of retail investment companies; variable insurance products; and related entities, such as investment advisers and broker-dealers. Her focus is currently on the ongoing Dodd-Frank legislation's changes with regard to regulation of entities, securities offerings, advisory and distribution issues. She has chaired this PLI seminar, "Understanding the Securities Products of Insurance Companies," for 20 years. She was a co-founder of the National Association for Fixed Annuities (NAFA). She currently serves on the Board of the Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA), and on the Governance Board of its Retirement Management Analyst (RMAsm) advanced training for advisers program.