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Stephen Rooney

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Stephen G. Rooney is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office. He practices in the areas of securities offerings, structured finance and mergers and acquisitions. Over the past 25 years, he has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with domestic and international securities offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities, including registered public offerings by non-US issuers and offerings pursuant to Regulation S and Rule 144A. He has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring M&A within the insurance and financial services industries. Stephen also counsels domestic and international clients on corporate governance matters and director fiduciary duties.


Fordham University School of Law, JD 1980; University of Pennsylvania, BS 1977

United States: Industry focus

Insurance: non-contentious

Within: Insurance: non-contentious

Mayer Brown handles international transactional mandates for global insurance players and is active in M&A, corporate finance and capital raising transactions in the insurance sector. The team is particularly adept at catastrophe bond transactions, advising insurers and reinsurers, banks and other financial institutions, insurance brokers, and investors such as private equity firms, hedge funds and dedicated funds. Department heads David Alberts and Stephen Rooney in New York led advice for The Hartford on its acquisition of Aetna’s US group life and disability business for $1.45bn. Alberts and Richard Spitzer represented Armour Group in the formation of a new insurance fund for run-off insurance investments in collaboration with Credit Suisse Asset Management. Munich Re, Beazley, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Catalina Holdings and AllLife are also clients. Lawrence Hamilton in Chicago, Francis Monaco and Magnus Karlberg are also recommended. Named lawyers are based in New York unless otherwise stated. James Woods has left the firm. In March 2019, the firm received a significant boost in the insurance sector by acquiring a highly rated trio from Dentons: Kara Baysinger in San Francisco, Matthew Gaul in New York and Stephanie Duchene in Los Angeles.

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