Co-leader of Insurance

David W. Alberts

Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Reinsurance Transactions

"He provides excellent, straightforward counsel."

"He has an incredible depth of knowledge of the industry, he's really smart and an incredible negotiator."

David Alberts is a seasoned transactional attorney who counts an impressive list of household-name companies among his insurance industry client roster. Peers note: "He's incredibly good at what he does."

Chambers USA


David Alberts' work for the life and non-life insurance industry includes a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory advisory and transactional work, including corporate/M&A, regulatory, commercial, insurtech, traditional and alternative/structured reinsurance and new product development.  David’s experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions. David has extensive and sophisticated transactional experience representing acquirers, target companies and sellers in connection with domestic and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions of insurance companies, divisions and lines of business, renewal rights deals, and insurance brokers, producers and MGAs. He has advised on deals ranging in size and complexity from multi-billion dollar, cross-border transactions, to mid- and small-size transactions within a single national or regional market.


Technology and Innovation

  • MGAs/(Re)Insurance/Digital Platform Collaborations. Assist mid- and late-stage insurtechs and/or strategic (re)insurer clients in building and expanding their commercial operations, including structuring, contract and regulatory work to establish program management, managing general agent, fronting insurance, reinsurance and distribution arrangements.
  • M&A/Joint Ventures/Other Strategic Transactions. Represent clients in mergers, acquisition, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, as deal counsel.
  • Insurance Regulatory and Commercial Services. Advise on compliance with state insurance regulatory laws and coordinate with state regulators, including with respect to products, distribution, formation and/or licensing of agents, captives and insurers/reinsurers. Provide commercial advisory services either independent of or incidental to the regulatory advice.


  • Named by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading insurance lawyer each year since 2006 in New York.


  • The University of Iowa College of Law, JD, with distinction
  • Georgetown University, BSFS


  • New York
  • Illinois


  • Member of the Advisory Council, Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC)
  • Member of the National Board, Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation 
  • Member, Interested Parties' Group of the NAIC Reinsurance Task Force and various other NAIC committees and working groups
  • Member, Association of Life Insurance Counsel