ILS lawyer Richard Spitzer leaves Dewey & LeBoeuf for Mayer Brown

by Artemis on April 16, 2012

Another lawyer partner with experience in the insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bond space has left Dewey & LeBoeuf for competitor Meyer Brown. Richard Spitzer joins Mayer Brown’s New York office as a partner in the Insurance Finance Group and the Banking & Finance practice. He joins a colleague Stephen Rooney who left Dewey for Mayer Brown just over a week ago.

Richard Spitzer has a track record of advising insurers and reinsurers on structured finance transactions including catastrophe bonds, mortality bonds and other risk-linked securities. He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and other securities offerings such as equity, debt and surplus notes.

“Ricky is highly regarded for his knowledge of and experience in handling a wide range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions related to the insurance industry,” said Kenneth R. Pierce, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Insurance Industry Group. “His deep understanding of structured finance, securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions will be a great asset to clients and further enhances the depth and breadth of Mayer Brown’s global insurance and reinsurance capabilities.”

“The strength and reputation of Mayer Brown’s Insurance Industry Group were key factors in my decision to join the firm,” Mr. Spitzer said. “Mayer Brown provides an ideal platform for me to leverage my extensive experience with catastrophe bond offerings, sidecars and other insurance-linked securities to benefit insurance and reinsurance industry clients around the world.”

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