Law firm Mayer Brown has brought on Richard Spitzer as a partner in its insurance finance group.
Spitzer's announcement comes after last week's hiring of James Woods as co-leader of the law firm's global insurance industry group and of Stephen Rooney as co-leader of its insurance finance group. Please see story.
Like Rooney and Woods, Spitzer was also previously at Dewey & LeBoeuf where he was a partner in its corporate finance practice.
At Dewey, Spitzer and Rooney worked together and they will continue to work closely at Mayer Brown on insurance-related capital markets and M&A deals.
Spitzer focuses on capital market and corporate deals involving the insurance industry. He has represented issuers and underwriters on securities offerings by insurance firms of equity, debt and surplus notes. He has also counseled insurers on structured finance deals such as catastrophe and mortality bonds as well as other risk-linked securities. He also has experience in insurance M&A.
“Ricky is highly regarded for his knowledge of and experience in handling a wide range of corporate finance and capital markets transactions related to the insurance industry,” said Kenneth Pierce, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global insurance industry group. “His deep understanding of structured finance, securities offerings and other corporate finance transactions will be a great asset to clients and further enhances the depth and breadth of Mayer Brown’s global insurance and reinsurance capabilities.”
“The strength and reputation of Mayer Brown’s Insurance Industry Group were key factors in my decision to join the firm,” Spitzer said. “Mayer Brown provides an ideal platform for me to leverage my extensive experience with catastrophe bond offerings, sidecars and other insurance-linked securities to benefit insurance and reinsurance industry clients around the world.”