NEW YORK (March 7, 2007) — The New York office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Robert A. Ansehl as a partner in its Corporate Department. Mr. Ansehl focuses on corporate and regulatory matters for U.S. and international insurance and reinsurance companies and for banks, private equity and hedge funds serving the insurance industry.
Mr. Ansehl has experience with financings, mergers and acquisitions, securitization transactions, life settlements, sureties and financial guarantees, self insured and captive programs, as well as public and private capital markets and alternative capital market transactions. Mr. Ansehl also advises on state insurance regulatory aspects of transactions and works with clients on insurance and reinsurance-based derivative transactions. He represents insurers, reinsurers (including start-ups), agencies and other producers in numerous regulatory and compliance matters, including the successful resolution of a number of market conduct and unfair trade practices investigations.
"Bob adds a new dimension to our corporate practice," commented Timothy Alvino, co-head of the Firm's Corporate Department. "His insurance transaction focus fits well with our structured finance practice while complementing our other insurance related practices. We believe in building on our strengths, and Bob's practice will allow us to extend the services that we can provide to our growing financial institution client base."
Mr. Ansehl earned his J.D. with distinction from Brooklyn Law School and is A.B., magna cum laude, in mathematics from Washington University. He is admitted to practice in New York. Mr. Ansehl was an official advisor to the drafting committee of the American Law Institute, National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws on Article 4A. He also has been a member of several advisory committees to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
"McDermott presented the opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic practice with a strong existing insurance client base," commented Mr. Ansehl. "There will be significant benefits to being part of this team for my clients and my practice."
McDermott's Corporate Department lawyers represent a wide spectrum of business interests around the world, from Global 50 companies to venture backed start-ups as well as the financial institutions that support them. The Firm's lawyers are highly skilled business lawyers focused on solving complex business problems. Lawyers in our Insurance Industry Group possess extensive experience representing insurance companies and users of insurance products in a broad range of transactional and controversy matters.