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(NEW YORK) September 5, 2018 – Keith Andruschak has joined Locke Lord’s New York office as a Partner in the Firm’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group. His vast experience advising clients on complex transactions involving the insurance industry, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of insurers and reinsurers, joint ventures, life insurance reserve financing transactions, and insurance and other risk-linked securities, will help strengthen and expand the Firm’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group.
“Keith brings to Locke Lord more than 25 years of experience, and his robust practice, particularly his insurance M&A and regulatory work, plays right into our core strengths,” said Brian Casey, Co-Chair of Locke Lord’s Regulatory and Transactional Insurance Practice Group. “He is well known and respected throughout the industry, advises on sophisticated, leading-edge insurance capital markets transactions, and we are thrilled to welcome someone with his level of talent and impressive skill set to our team in New York.”
Andruschak, who comes to Locke Lord from Winston & Strawn LLP, also advises clients in connection with unique insurance and annuity product design, alternative risk transfer arrangements and derivatives. His clients have included domestic and international life and property/casualty insurers and reinsurers, investment and commercial banks, private equity investors and hedge funds.
“Keith is a strong addition to the Firm’s insurance team and will be integral to expanding our corporate presence in New York. His arrival is indicative of the Firm’s continued commitment to strategically growing our New York office with high-quality lawyers in key practice groups,” added Greg Casamento, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s New York office.
Andruschak is highly knowledgeable in the areas of state insurance laws and regulations, and he is a frequent author and speaker on the topic. He was named to the Legal 500 U.S. in 2017.
“The scope of Locke Lord’s insurance team and the caliber of its insurance industry clients are unparalleled,” said Andruschak. “In addition, the Firm’s strong global platform and culture of collaboration and collegiality will help me support and build my practice. I’m looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of this stellar group.”
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Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a worldwide leader in the middle market sector. Locke Lord advises clients across a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, fund formation, health care, insurance and reinsurance, private equity and venture capital, public finance, real estate, and technology, media and telecommunications, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.