NU Online News Service, Nov. 19, 2004, 3:36 p.m. EST

A large New York insurer has added a financial services distribution law specialist.[@@]

New York Life Insurance Company has hired Sara Badler to be a vice president and associate general counsel. She will advise the company’s agency department and its NYLIFE Securities affiliate.

Badler previously handled legal work for U.S. equity mutual funds at Morgan Stanley & Company Inc., New York. She also has worked at other investment management companies, and she worked at New York Life from 1994 to 1999 in the asset management section of the general counsel’s office.

Badler has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Fordham University.