Co-leader of Global Insurance Industry Group

Stephen G. Rooney

Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Structured Finance

"Stephen provides outstanding support and it is evident he genuinely cares about his client's best interests. A highly knowledgeable and experienced attorney."

"He is an incredible lawyer, negotiator and all-round expert in his field."

"He's a strong and highly effective negotiator with the ability to get results using a cooperative approach."
Chambers USA

Visión general

Stephen G. Rooney represents issuers and underwriters in connection with domestic and international offerings of equity, debt, and hybrid securities. He has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring M&A transactions within the insurance and financial services industries. Domestic and international clients also turn to Stephen for counsel on corporate governance matters and director fiduciary duties.


Mergers and Acquisitions

  • The Hartford in its $2.1 billion acquisition of The Navigators Group, the NASDAQ-listed global specialty insurer
  • The Hartford in its $1.5 billion acquisition of the group life and disability business of Aetna
  • Aegon in the $5.4 billion sale of the Transamerica Finance commercial finance business to GE
  • Scottish Re in the $1.3 billion divestiture of a substantial portion of its US business to Hannover Re  
  • Telefonica in the $900 million tender offer for the minority shareholdings of Compania de Telecomuniciones de Chile  


  • "Leading corporate insurance lawyer in New York." – Chambers USA
  • Member of the"10 Year Circle" comprised of long-term volunteers who have provided pro bono legal services to nonprofit clients during the past 10 years – Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • "Leading insurance industry transaction lawyer" – Who’s Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance
  • "Dealmaker of the Year" for his role as transaction counsel in the first-of-its-kind catastrophe bond offering for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). – American Lawyer


  • Fordham University School of Law, JD
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, BS, Economics


  • Nueva York


  • US Supreme Court

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Kevin Thomas Duffy, US District Judge, SDNY, (1980-1982)
  • Board of Trustees, Inner City Scholarship Fund (2005-present)
  • Trustee of the Village of Pelham Manor (1995-2003); Mayor (2003-2005)