Michael Halsband elected Partner at Drinker Biddle


Law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has elected insurance-linked securities (ILS) and capital market / reinsurance convergence focused executive Michael Halsband to a partner position at the firm.

Halsband joined Drinker Biddle in 2015, taking a position in the firm’s Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Team.

Halsband had worked in the legal sphere, as North America General Counsel at Alea Group and insurance and corporate regulatory counsel at Centre Group, before moving onto the reinsurance convergence and ILS space with roles at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Sirius Capital Markets.

With broad experience in origination, structuring, execution and marketing of a range of ILS and catastrophe bond transactions, as well as the creation of third-party reinsurance capital platforms, Halsband brought significant convergence experience to Drinker Biddle.

Now made partner Halsband, based in New York and a member of the law firms Corporate Group, will no doubt continue to focus on insurance, reinsurance and capital market or insurance-linked securities (ILS) legal advisory work.

“Our new partners have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to serving our firm and our clients,” commented Drinker Biddle Chairman and CEO Andrew C. Kassner. “We welcome them to the partnership and look forward to celebrating their future success.”

Drinker Biddle also named seven other partner elections, across six offices and five practice areas.

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