Thomas M. Dawson represents US and non-US insurers on regulatory, licensing and corporate matters.

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  • Advised on the forming and licensing of a new US branch of a non-US reinsurer, including passage of state legislation permitting the venture*
  • Obtained NYDFS approval for a venture fund’s investments in two insurers, each in excess of 10%*
  • Obtained approval for multiple investment funds to file disclaimers of control following a debt-for-equity swap in which each fund acquired more than 10% of the equity of a regulated insurer*

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  • Chambers USA New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory, 2016 – 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021, Insurance Law


London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM, 1985
St. John’s University School of Law, JD, 1980
Colgate University, AB, 1972

New York

Thomas M. Dawson

Insights & Events / Media

The Insurer / InsurerTV / February 2021

On the Subject / February 16, 2021

National Association of Insurance Commissioners / January 5, 2021

Virtual Event / Speaking Engagements / September 14 - 18, 2020

New York, NY / Sponsored Events / January 15, 2020