Michael P. Roche, Esq., CPCU

Vice President & General Counsel

Michael P. Roche, Esq., CPCU

Mike came to Commodore from a national law firm, where he was a partner in the insurance and litigation practice groups. He brings over 20 years of experience as an attorney, which includes four years working at Willis Towers Watson, a global insurance broker.  He obtained the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from the American Institute for CPCU in 2007.  Mike’s role as General Counsel includes responsibility over legal, regulatory and human resources issues.  He also serves as Risk Manager and is responsible for Commodore’s safety, insurance, surety and related risk matters.

Mike is active in a variety of construction, insurance and legal industry professional associations including AGC, CPCU, IRMI, RIMS and the Boston Bar Association.  He is frequent speaker at industry events focused on legal, risk and insurance topics.  He is a member of the Insurance Library of Boston.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?
NCAA Division 1 Diver at Providence College.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?
I worked on an investigation and prosecution of a cocaine trafficking ring between Jamaica and Boston as an intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force during law school in the late 90’s.  This was a big deal for me at the time because my most exciting job to date had been cashier at Blockbuster Video.

How did you get into construction?
My father was a construction attorney for the City of Boston.  I went to the same high school, college and law school as he did.  I guess I ultimately followed his path in my career as well.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I plead the Fifth.

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