Michael R. Halsband - McDermott Will & Emery


Michael R. Halsband has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry, including in investment banking and capital markets. He is the global leader of the Firm’s Insurance Transactions and Regulation Group.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Brit Insurance Holdings, a global specialty insurer and reinsurer in the sales of Scion Underwriting services, Brit USA, Ambridge Europe with their subsidiaries to Amynta Group subject to customary regulatory approvals, and in the sale of Commonwealth Insurance Company (subject to customary closing conditions, including required regulatory approvals)
  • Represented Transverse Insurance Group LLC, a US-based based hybrid fronting insurance company and part of the Virgo Investment Group’s portfolio, in its agreement to be sold to Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd., a member of the MS&AD Insurance Group
  • Represented USAA in its acquisition of insurtech company Noblr, Inc., a usage-based insurance (UBI) business. The deal remains subject to customary regulatory approvals
  • Represented Pathpoint, Inc, a digital insurance wholesale brokerage service provider in its capital raise with investor Caffeinated Capital

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  • Chambers USA 2020 to 2022, New York – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory
  • Legal 500 US, 2021 and 2022


Rutgers Law School – Newark, JD, 1989
Muhlenberg College, BA, 1986

US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York

New York