DLA Piper expands global Insurance and Reinsurance Sector group with industry veteran William Marcoux in New York

DLA Piper announced today that William Marcoux has joined the firm as a partner and head of its Insurance Sector Transactions and Regulation practice. Marcoux arrives from Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he was co-head of Dewey's Insurance Sector Group and a member of its Executive Committee.

With 30 years of experience in complex global insurance industry transactions involving both life and non-life companies, Marcoux is widely regarded as one of the preeminent insurance industry M&A and regulatory lawyers in the world. His practice is focused on corporate restructurings, capital raisings, M&A transactions, market conduct proceedings, insurance regulation and government investigations and enforcement actions.

Marcoux’s global experience includes spending more than a decade in London and considerable time working and managing offices in Hong Kong and Paris. He is highly regarded by industry executives in the London, European, Asian and United States insurance markets. In addition to advising on cross-border transactions within Europe and Asia, Marcoux also advises non-US insurers operating in the United States and US insurers expanding overseas.

Marcoux joins the executive leadership of DLA Piper’s Global Insurance and Reinsurance Sector Group, one of nine core sector practices at DLA Piper offering cross-border services through multidisciplinary teams deployed around the world. "Bill Marcoux’s leadership of DLA Piper's Insurance Sector Transactions and Regulation practice strengthens our firm, enhances our ability to assist industry clients on major transactions and other important matters and materially advances our global expansion strategy in key financial centers and emerging markets worldwide," said Senator George Mitchell, Global Chairman Emeritus of DLA Piper.

Sir Nigel Knowles, Joint Chief Executive Officer of DLA Piper said "This is a great opportunity for us to strengthen our sector capability across the firm as Bill's experience and relationships are truly global, and we look forward to working with him to develop existing client relationships and also to provide him with the platform to develop new relationships in this key market segment for the firm."

“CEOs, board members and other industry executives rely upon Bill’s international industry experience to help them navigate a complex regulatory environment and conclude major transactions,” said Roger Meltzer, Global Chair of DLA Piper’s Corporate and Finance practice and incoming US Global Co-Chair in 2013. “Our clients around the world will benefit from Bill's impressive background, experience and ability.”

“Our strategic aim is to materially impact our insurance industry clients’ businesses and to help industry leaders execute their most important transactions and resolve their most important disputes everywhere in the world. Bill's exceptional ability and international deal experience aligns perfectly with our global clients' needs and our insurance sector strategy,” said Michael Murphy, Global Chair of DLA Piper’s Insurance Sector Group.

“DLA Piper's extraordinary global platform combined with superb corporate, litigation, regulatory and tax skills make it uniquely qualified to assist insurance sector clients execute their most important transactions and accomplish their strategic objectives. I am delighted to join the firm as it expands its already formidable insurance industry practice” said Marcoux.