Kathleen Birrane > DLA Piper LLP (US) > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Finance; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations; Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes; Corporate; Public Company and Corporate Governance; Investigations; Administrative Law; Capital Markets; Global Governance and Compliance; Insurance




Kathleen Birrane is part of the Insurance and Reinsurance Sector and the Litigation Practice Group at DLA Piper. Her practice is focused on insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory matters and related class action litigation.

Kathleen has a broad range of experience in product and program design and analysis; regulatory compliance, market conduct, criminal and regulatory investigations related to the conduct of the business of insurance; licensing; corporate reorganizations; and the regulatory components of complex insurance transactions, including asset diligence. She has specialized experience both in representing Blues plans and in the oversight of those plans as former counsel to the Maryland regulator.


J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: non-contentious

The cross-disciplinary practice at DLA Piper LLP (US) stands out for its experience in insurtech, venture capital and intellectual property matters, while also advising on M&A, corporate reorganizations, risk management, product development and regulation. Key New York partner David Luce‘s recent highlights include a role for GC Securities – a division of MMC Securities – on the first pure wildfire exposed catastrophe bond, as well as advising Fannie Mae on the first transaction in a pilot program to use enterprise paid mortgage insurance in place of policies on individual mortgage loans. Other notable individuals include David Mendelsohn and Stephen Schwab in Chicago, and Kathleen Birrane in the Baltimore office.