Thomas M. Dawson - McDermott Will & Emery


Thomas M. Dawson represents US and non-US re/insurers, brokers and intermediaries on regulatory, licensing, compliance, product development and corporate matters.

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  • Advising non-US insurers seeking to establish US holding companies and form/acquire US brokers and underwriting agencies
  • Advised large family office fund in connection with acquiring control of a tire retailer that owns a significant US-domiciled captive insurer
  • Advised a large US property and casualty insurance group in a complex process to convert an admitted insurer into a surplus lines insurer, transfer admitted risks to affiliated admitted insurers and retain risks eligible to be written on a surplus lines basis

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, New York, 2021-2022 and 2024
  • Chambers USA, New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory, 2016-2024
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2022-2023


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

New York