Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing distributors of diversified insurance products and services. In the face of increasing complexity, our approach is simple: bring on the best people and invest more deeply in the industries and clients we serve. We operate through a network of specialized national platforms and regional offices to offer a comprehensive portfolio of services to our clients. Our goal is to ensure that they get the most innovative product and the most innovative thinking in the industry. www.alliant.com
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. Clients look to them to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently.
Debevoise’s diverse teams bring extensive industry experience, a strategic approach and a global perspective to every matter. Their lawyers are ambitious, intelligent, dynamic and diverse individuals who are committed to being analytically strong, professionally curious and fundamentally knowledgeable about their markets while maintaining the highest ethical standards and building lasting client relationships. Through true collaboration, Debevoise draws on the strength of their culture and structure to deliver the best of the firm to every client.
Jon Gilbert is a Senior Managing Director and leads Alliant’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Jon has over 10 years of Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions insurance experience. In addition to due diligence expertise, Jon has led insurance procurement initiatives for private equity firms nationwide, with a focus on reducing expense and increasing liquidity. Jon has worked with insurance markets to develop one-off risk transfer solutions to solve deal related issues, including insuring against breaches of representations & warranties and other contingent liabilities.
He brings a wealth of expertise regarding risk management issues and its financial impact to buyers including traditional leverage buyouts; public-to-private sales; debt/equity swap; asset sales out of bankruptcy; and corporate divestitures to name a few. In 2014, Jon was named as one of M&A Advisors’ “40 Under 40” award recipients.
Prior to joining Alliant Insurance Services, Jon was a Senior Vice President in Marsh’s Private Equity Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Prior to Marsh, Jon was a senior Project Manager in Lockton’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Jon began his career on the insurance carrier side, last working for a subsidiary of Travelers Insurance Group, focused on drafting and amending Directors & Officers Liability policy documents. Jonathan also worked for Hartford Insurance Group, in the statutory accounting unit.
Jon received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from University of Hartford.
John Vasily is Co-Chair of Debevoise’s Financial Institutions Group. His practice is dedicated to handling insurance M&A deals, public and private, in the United States and other major markets. Mr. Vasily occupies a unique space in the insurance transactional market, focusing his practice on significant U.S. insurance M&A deals as well as transactions in emerging markets, including Asia, Africa, Latin America, Russia and Europe. Few lawyers practicing in the insurance space have done as many deals, in as many countries, as Mr. Vasily. He is recognized by IFLR1000, Chambers USA, and The Legal 500 US, and is a member of The Legal 500’s Hall of Fame.
Mr. Vasily received a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center and a B.S. from Villanova University. He is a recent recipient of the Law Center's Paul R. Dean award, awarded to distinguished alumni.
Taiesha L. McBroom is Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Prudential Financial, Inc., where she is part of the M&A Law Team and is responsible for supporting Prudential’s M&A activities and other strategic initiatives, working alongside its Corporate Development group. Prior to joining Prudential, Taiesha was Vice President – Managing Counsel and Chief Counsel – Strategic Transactions at Thrivent Financial, and prior to that was Sr. Counsel, Asset Management Law, where she advised on investments for the general account, focusing on private equity and private placements of investment-grade corporate bonds. Previously, she was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney, where her practice focused on strategic, buy-side M&A. She did her undergraduate work in Government at Cornell University, and graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. She is a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and a Fellow in the American College of Investment Counsel.