Vantage Point – Minnesota Commissioner of Insurance. Mike Rothman is responsible for consumer protection and regulation of a broad range of industries in Minnesota (insurance, state-chartered banks, credit unions, securities, real estate, franchises, collection agencies, currency exchanges, Public Utilities Commission, natural gas and electric public utilities, energy conservation standards, low-income home energy assistance and weatherization, telephone companies, telecommunications Access Minnesota, petrofund, and unclaimed property programs. Previously Mr. Rothman was an attorney in private practice in Minneapolis. He began his career as a law clerk for the MN Court of Appeals. He also graduated from and is a former adjunct professor of insurance law at the University of Minnesota Law School.