David Luce > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States
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Work Department

Corporate; Finance; Structured Finance and Securitization; Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes; Insurance




David Luce has over 20 years of experience with solving complex problems for sophisticated clients in the financial services and insurance industries.

David’s practice includes M&A, securities offerings, structured finance, venture capital and emerging growth in the fintech sector, general insurance matters and regulatory investigations.

David has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, insuretech and venture capital, reinsurance, securities offerings, and embedded value financings of life insurance policy reserves, variable annuity hedging, sidecars, catastrophe bonds, transformer trades, insurance and weather-linked derivatives, longevity and mortality swaps and pension solutions. He also advises insurance companies on strategic venture investments, as well as a number of insur emerging growth companies and start-ups.

He has worked on transactions involving over $20 billion in public insurance M&A and over $15 billion in securitization and other financings. His M&A experience includes acquisition by merger, stock purchase, asset purchase, bulk reinsurance, loss portfolio transfers and other mechanisms.




J.D., University of Virginia School of Law; B.A., University of Virginia

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s fintech team attracts praise for its ‘ability to combine strong, core fintech competencies with expertise in other areas of commercial and regulatory matters‘. The practice advises a client roster spanning banks and other established financial institutions to emerging fintech companies on a full range of legal and business matters. New York-based practice head David Luce has experience of corporate and financing transactions in the fintech and insurtech sectors, while Washington DC-based Margo Tank is rated for her abundant ‘expertise and creativity‘ in advising financial institutions and technology companies on regulatory compliance matters. In the Silicon Valley office, Mark Radcliffe and Curtis Mo focus on venture capital investing and blockchain matters, respectively. The group was also strengthened by the arrivals of Joshua Samek in Miami, who joined from Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Travis Leach, who joined the emerging growth and venture capital team in the Phoenix office from Ballard Spahr LLP. Louis Lehot left the team and has since founded boutique firm L2 Counsel.

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: non-contentious

The insurance team at DLA Piper LLP (US) has particularly strong offerings in insurtech and venture capital, and also handles cross-border M&A, restructurings, product development, entity formation and dissolution, and investigations. Prakash (PK) Paran and David Luce managed a number of M&A transactions for the Zurich Insurance Group, including the acquisition of two intermediary businesses. Paran jointly heads the practice with Michael Murphy, who has experience in representing insurance clients in claims relating to the energy and construction sectors. Senior counsel and financial services regulatory specialist Nicholas Kourides is also noted. All named partners are based in New York.