"He is an excellent expert in the insurance-related securities area." 
Chambers USA


Richard B. (Ricky) Spitzer is a Banking & Finance partner in the Insurance Industry Group. For the past 20 years Ricky’s practice has focused on transactional matters involving the insurance and reinsurance industry. He counsels insurers and underwriters on structured finance transactions, such as catastrophe bonds, mortality bonds, sidecars and other risk-linked securities. He also represents issuers and underwriters in connection with securities offerings by insurance companies, including offerings of equity, debt and surplus notes. He also has experience related to insurance mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on the use of reinsurance to transfer legacy liabilities.


Georgetown University Law Center, JD


  • New York
  • Named by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading insurance lawyer each year since 2006 in New York. (2006-2022)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in Insurance Law. (2023)