The “preeminent transactional practice” with “standout experience”

– Chambers USA 2021

#1 Legal Adviser in Insurance M&A

– SNL Financial, 2020
(aggregate deal value, U.S./Canada/Bermuda/Cayman Islands)

Tier 1-ranked lawyers for Insurance in California and New York, and more Tier 1-ranked lawyers than any other firm in “Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory” nationwide

– Chambers USA 2021

Kara Baysinger

Partner
San Francisco

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Stephanie A. Duchene

Partner
San Francisco

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David Heales

Partner
New York

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Allison J. Tam

Partner
New York

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Gregory B. Astrachan

Partner
New York

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Richard M. Borden

Counsel
New York

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Our Insurtech practice is fully integrated with the firm’s market-leading capabilities, including M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Fintech, Tech Transactions, Privacy and Cybersecurity, and Capital Markets.

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We represent U.S. and foreign issuers and underwriters in a variety of capital-raising transactions. These transactions range from initial public offerings to offerings by seasoned public companies and involve the issuances of high-yield, investment grade and convertible debt and common and preferred stock in the U.S. and foreign markets. Our extensive experience includes registered offerings as well as Rule 144A offerings. We participate in capital markets transactions involving issuers in numerous industries, including healthcare, communications, aerospace, insurance, reinsurance, asset management, software, manufacturing, gaming and real estate.

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Our international cybersecurity and privacy team has represented a wide range of U.S. and multinational clients. Our multidisciplinary practice includes attorneys with in-depth experience in all aspects of cybersecurity and privacy law, as well as extensive experience in complementary areas, including technology and communications, securities regulation and enforcement, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, complex litigation, antitrust and competition, insurance and consumer protection regulations. Our close collaboration across offices and legal disciplines enables us to provide clients with comprehensive, practical advice. Our attorneys have extensive international experience through our work with data protection laws and authorities in more than 60 countries.

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Our Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Practice is recognized for its deep experience and dedication to serving the insurance industry. Ranked Band 1 by both Chambers and Legal 500, our multidisciplinary team provides counsel and strategic advice on matters affecting the industry in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, disclosure, governance, structured finance, reinsurance, insurance regulatory, registered products, litigation and tax. As an integrated insurance transactional and regulatory practice, Willkie advises a broad spectrum of industry participants, including life and property-casualty insurers and reinsurers, financial guaranty and mortgage insurers, private equity investors, insurance sector-focused funds and investment and commercial banks.

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We have one of the premier intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions practices in the world. We represent leading technology and life science companies in their most cutting-edge and complex global deals. Our attorneys possess unique and extensive experience across a variety of transactions. We have represented clients in the telecommunications, wireless, internet, hardware, semiconductor, software, media, cleantech, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries on a wide range of deals, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and joint ventures, research and development, licensing, cloud services, and other intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions.

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We are one of the few major law firms with extensive domestic and international experience in virtually every type of private equity transaction ranging from cross-border multibillion dollar leveraged buyouts to early-stage venture capital financings. As a recognized leader in private equity transactions, fund formation and regulatory compliance, Willkie regularly represents private equity investors, issuers and financial advisers in all aspects of domestic and international private equity transactions. Our experience covers a broad cross-section of industry sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, insurance, technology, software, retail, real estate, gaming, biotechnology, medical devices, communications and media.

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