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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  • Global insurance broker, as special regulatory counsel, in its acquisition of an SME-focused InsurTech MGA
  • VC investor, as special regulatory counsel, in its investment in an SME-focused digital benefits consultant
  • InsurTech homeowners MGA on transactions/partnerships and regulatory, IT, IP, e-commerce and privacy matters

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  • Chambers USA 2017 to 2023, New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Legal 500 US, 2021 and 2022
  • NAPSLO Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013


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


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

New Jersey
New York