Dennis Murashko

Dennis Murashko

President & Co-Founder, Degree Insurance Co.

Dennis is the President and Co-Founder of Degree Insurance Co., an innovative insurance startup working to restore the American Dream by removing the risks inherent in seeking higher education. 

Prior to Degree Insurance, Dennis founded DM Legal Strategy LLC, a different kind of legal services provider focusing on understanding the challenges facing clients in heavily regulated industries. Instead of relying solely on the traditional model of hourly billing for legal advice, DM Legal Strategy works hard to identify alternative arrangements that deliver the best value to all clients, from lean startups to large enterprises. 

Before founding DM Legal Strategy, Dennis served as the General Counsel and Senior Advisor to Governor Rauner in Illinois, where he led a large team responsible for a wide range of legal, regulatory, and compliance issues in an organization with an annual budget of approximately $60 billion. He began his legal career as a federal appellate law clerk and then practiced appellate litigation at a large, international law firm. With over a decade of diverse experiences, Dennis loves the law and is constantly looking for creative ways to make sure his clients achieve business success no matter how complex a regulatory environment they face.

Prior to practicing law, Dennis began his career as an actuary, with experience in both pension and insurance matters.

When not knee-deep in innovative regulatory strategy, Dennis is helping his wife raise their four kids in a suburb outside Chicago. Born in Russia, he is now a proud American and living the American Dream.



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