"is praised for his 'knowledgeable, thorough and prompt' approach"
Chambers USA 2010
Larry Hamilton is a partner in Mayer Brown's Corporate & Securities practice and Insurance Industry Group in Chicago. He focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions and regulatory compliance of insurance companies and investment companies, both in the United States and in offshore markets. In addition, he regularly represents insurance company issuers in connection with public and private offerings of equity, fixed-income and hybrid securities.
Larry has extensive experience negotiating directly with insurance regulators, helping clients overcome regulatory obstacles and gain approval for their proposed forms of business arrangements. Larry is also part of Mayer Brown’s Insurance and Capital Markets Convergence subgroup, which uses the combined talents of the firm’s insurance and structured finance practitioners to ensure that transactions take into account the customs and expectations of both markets. He regularly advises US and European financial institutions on the insurance regulatory issues associated with complex capital market and derivative structures, including techniques such as credit derivatives, “transformer” vehicles, synthetic CDO bonds, collateral trusts and special purpose reinsurance companies. Larry has been recognized by Chambers USA
as among "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" since 2009, and the 2010 edition praised him for his "knowledgeable, thorough and prompt
" approach. According to Chambers USA
2009, he is "the standout name in the firm's insurance [transactional and regulatory] practice." Larry has also been named to the 2012 lists of Illinois Super Lawyers
and "Best Lawyers in America." Larry joined Mayer Brown in 1996.