Transactional Insurance: Best Tool to Close The Deal

Broadcast Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
Consumer Law
Jay Rittberg
Scott J.F. Goldstein
Howard Spilko
William M. Monat
Ned Sander, ARM
Glen Bailey


About AIG

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States.The Financial Lines division at AIG offers products that respond to the management and professional liability exposures of public, private and non-profit companies, including directors & officers (D&O), employment practices (EPL), errors and omissions (E&O), fiduciary (PTL), cyber risk, and crime.


About Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s premier law firms with approximately 1,700 lawyers and 18 offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Sidley is one of only a few internationally recognized law firms to have a substantial, multi-disciplinary practice devoted to the insurance industry. We have more than 80 lawyers devoted exclusively to providing both transactional and dispute resolution services to the insurance industry, throughout the world. Our Insurance and Financial Services Group has an intimate knowledge of, and appreciation for, the insurance industry and its unique issues and challenges. Regular clients include many of the largest insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, banks, investment banking firms and regulatory agencies for which we provide regulatory, corporate, capital markets, securities, M&A, private equity, insurance-linked securities, derivatives, tax, reinsurance dispute, class action defense, insolvency and other transactional and litigation services.


About Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. Firm lawyers are leading practitioners in their respective fields, who understand their clients’ businesses, demonstrate a strong focus on client service and offer innovative and practical solutions. The firm represents Global 1000 and emerging growth companies, institutions and individuals, across a broad range of industries. The Corporate Department of Kramer Levin handles virtually every type of complex corporate and securities transaction from public offerings and private placements to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, while also providing the full range of general corporate law services from contract preparation to strategic counseling. It has extensive experience in corporate and financial transactions involving the insurance and reinsurance industries, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and related regulatory action; joint ventures; credit facilities; premium financing facilities; venture capital and strategic investments; work outs and distressed debt transactions; money management matters; and general corporate representation. The firm, its attorneys and practice groups have received the highest rankings, awards and honors for their work including from Best Lawyers, Chambers USA/ Global, Lawdragon 500, National Law Journal, BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms, Institutional Investor, Dealflow Media, Investment Dealers’ Digest, Legal 500 (US and European) and M&A Advisor, among many others. For more information, please visit


About Willis Mergers & Acquisitions Group

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 17,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world’s leading authorities on analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our website,, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news,WilllisWire . Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.


About AH&T Insurance

AH&T Insurance is an insurance brokerage, risk management consulting, employee benefits, surety bond and retirement planning services organization dedicated to providing innovative solutions globally for business and individuals. AH&T is employee-owned and one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the nation, with offices in the Washington, D.C., Seattle, Washington, and New York metro areas. AH&T is a partner of the RiskProNet and TechAssure global broker networks. For more information about AH&T, visit


About Beecher Carlson

Beecher Carlson is an insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm focused on specific industries. Beecher Carlson strives to develop new and better insurance and risk management solutions and technologies to support business requirements and drive operational excellence. By leveraging deep risk management expertise, Beecher Carlson is able to help clients manage their business risks, protect and enhance their capital and fulfil their corporate mission. Beecher Carlson is a privately held company with its corporate office in Atlanta, GA. Beecher Carlson also maintains offices throughout the United States and in Bermuda.