The Allstate Corporation announced that Christine (Chris) DeBiase will join the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, effective January 3, 2023. DeBiase will lead Law and Regulation and Allstate's sustainability strategy. DeBiase brings more than 25 years of insurance industry and legal experience.
She joins Allstate from Brighthouse Financial Inc., where she was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, responsible for legal, compliance, corporate governance and sustainability initiatives. DeBiase joined Brighthouse in 2017 after 20 years with MetLife, where she served as lead attorney for the spinoff of Brighthouse from MetLife, as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Americas Legal. At MetLife she held positions as Vice President, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Secretary.
DeBiase earned a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and a bachelor's degree in communications from State University of New York at New Paltz.