H. Michael Byrne - McDermott Will & Emery

Overview


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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Results


  • Embedded Insurance in the acquisition of automotive insurtech Salty Dot’s renewal rights from CDK Global, Inc., a leading automotive retail technology company. Salty Dot’s Software-as-a-Service solution builds a customized insurance quote in real time during the car purchase process
  • Pathpoint, Inc, a digital insurance wholesale brokerage service provider, in its capital raise with an early-stage venture capital firm
  • Global insurance broker, as special regulatory counsel, in its acquisition of an SME-focused InsurTech MGA

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Recognitions


  • Chambers USA, New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory, 2017-2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2021-2023
  • NAPSLO Legislative Advocacy Award, 2013

Community


  • 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

Credentials


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

Admissions
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania