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Lawrence R. Hamilton

Lawrence R. Hamilton

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Sources report: "He has deep technical knowledge and understanding of the regulators, as well as an excellent sense of commercial practicalities," with one adding: "He is very well informed about the law and the marketplace."

Chambers USA 2018

Larry Hamilton leads Mayer Brown’s US insurance regulatory practice within the Insurance Industry group. He advises insurance companies, insurance agencies and investment companies on a broad range of regulatory matters, including those associated with formation, licensing, portfolio investments, reinsurance, e-commerce, cybersecurity and outsourcing. He is also a member of Mayer Brown’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice.

Larry has a 50-state insurance regulatory practice and has extensive experience negotiating directly with insurance regulators, helping clients overcome regulatory obstacles and gain approval for their proposed forms of business arrangements.  He advises clients in connection with corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, reserve financings, insurance-linked securities, pension risk transfers and public and private offerings of securities.  Larry also advises on regulatory issues relating to the nonadmitted insurance market, and he is a member of the Surplus Lines Law Group and the Legislative Committee of the Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA).

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, collateral trusts and special purpose reinsurance companies.

Larry is ranked in Chambers USA (Illinois – Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory), which has described him as “great with the regulator and a very effective and good advocate for his client's cause.” He is also ranked for Insurance – Non-contentious in the Legal 500 and has been listed in Best Lawyers for insurance law and Illinois Super Lawyers for mergers and acquisitions since 2009 and 2010, respectively. Larry joined Mayer Brown in 1996.

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