Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) has appointed Dominic Blue as deputy general counsel, effective immediately.  he reports to Executive Vice President and General Counsel Mark Roellig.

Blue, who joined MassMutual in 2011 as vice president and assistant general counsel, leads the corporate law, insurance risk management and real estate services teams, and has responsibility for all MassMutual legal matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, investments, intellectual property, information technology, contracts, employment, and privacy and data security.

Among his contributions to MassMutual include working with MassMutual senior leadership in the design, development and successful launch of MassMutual Ventures, MassMutual's $100 million corporate venture arm that invests in potential disruptive technologies.  Additionally, Blue and his team have advanced MassMutual's patent program, increasing MassMutual's patent applications significantly under his leadership.