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Mayer Brown

1221 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10020-1001, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 506 2500
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Fax +1 212 262 1910
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Web:
www.mayerbrown.com

Richard Spitzer

Tel:
Work +1 212 506 2309
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Mayer Brown

Work Department

Finance

Position

Richard B. (Ricky) Spitzer is an Insurance Finance partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office. Ricky focuses his practice on capital market and corporate transactions involving the insurance industry. He has represented issuers and underwriters in connection with securities offerings by insurance companies, including offerings of equity, debt and surplus notes. He also counsels insurers on structured finance transactions such as catastrophe bonds, mortality bonds and other risk-linked securities. He also has experience related to insurance mergers and acquisitions.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, JD 2001


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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