The Standard Promotes James Huang to Second Vice President and Associate Counsel

PORTLAND, Ore. — Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) has promoted James Huang to second vice president and associate counsel. In his new role, Huang will lead the transactions and legal operations teams in the Legal and Compliance department.

Huang joined The Standard in 2018 as senior director and assistant counsel. Most recently, Huang led the company’s compliance function and strategic planning to support the evolving compliance needs of the business.

Prior to joining The Standard, Huang had extensive experience leading legal and compliance professionals at Prudential and MetLife.

“James reflects our most core values,” said Liz Fouts, vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary at The Standard. “He is a skilled lawyer who understands our business well. He maintains a strong customer focus and strives to ensure our teams are focused on supporting the strategic direction of the business lines we support.”

Huang earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a Juris Doctor degree from New England School of Law.

About The Standard

The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life, dental and vision insurance, voluntary (employee-paid) benefits, absence management services, and retirement plans and annuities for employers and individuals. For more information about The Standard, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Mortgage Investors, LLC, StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., StanCorp Real Estate, LLC, and StanCorp Equities, Inc.




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