H. Michael Byrne - McDermott Will & Emery


H. Michael (Mike) Byrne has extensive experience in complex insurance transactions, regulation and InsurTech matters. He advises US and international insurers and reinsurers, investors, producers and technology companies on a broad range of matters, including obtaining regulatory approvals and conducting due diligence for M&A; obtaining approvals for affiliate transactions; forming, licensing and structuring business operations; drafting and negotiating distribution and administration agreements; and developing and obtaining approvals for unique products. He delivers practical and business-focused counsel on novel issues.

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  • Represented a global insurance broker in several M&A transactions, including a multibillion-dollar acquisition of a retail insurance, benefits, and wealth management broker and advisor
  • Represents private equity, venture capital, and strategic investors, as well as other buyers and sellers, in various insurance and healthcare M&A transactions, primarily in the middle market
  • Assists insurance companies, MGAs, producers and service businesses in capitalizing, forming, licensing and structuring compliant operations poised for growth, including on state insurance regulation; IT; intellectual property; tax; employment; privacy; and distribution, administration and other re/insurance transactions

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  • Chambers USA, New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory, 2017-2024
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2021-2024
  • NAPSLO Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013


  • WSIA/NAPSLO, member of the legislative committee, 2005-present
  • Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, Northeast Division, former member of the board of directors and the grants committee, 2012-2019


Rutgers Law School – Camden, JD, cum laude, 1997
Rutgers University, BA, 1994

New Jersey
New York