NU Online News Service, June 26, 4 p.m. Paul Mason, executive director of the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association, Washington, has announced his resignation.

Mason will practice law at the Dechert law firm as special counsel and senior adviser to the financial services group. He will remain with IMSA through September.

Mason joined IMSA in January 1999. Currently, membership in IMSA totals 234 life insurance companies that represent over 79% of the market share of all individually sold life insurance, annuity and long-term care insurance products in the United States.