Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has announced that Eric Dinallo has returned to chair its Insurance Regulatory Practice and join its Financial Institutions and White Collar & Regulatory Defense Groups.
Dinallo will focus on developing and executing regulatory strategies for clients involved in transactions in the insurance sector and counseling financial institutions, including banks and insurers, facing investigations or enforcement actions from insurance regulators, state attorneys general and prosecutors.
Dinallo previously served as executive vice president and general counsel at Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, where he led the company’s legal, regulatory, compliance and government relations functions, as well as its corporate governance activities.
Prior to that, Dinallo was a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Debevoise from 2010 until 2017. Earlier, he served as superintendent of insurance for New York state, where he was credited for helping to lead New York and the insurance industry through the financial crisis. He has also held senior executive roles at Morgan Stanley and Willis Group Holdings.
Debevoise’s Financial Institutions Group provides advice and counseling on critical issues to financial institutions around the world. It has experience counseling financial services clients on complex banking, insurance, securities, broker-dealer and investment management matters, including issues related to mergers and acquisitions, litigation and regulation.
The firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group offers complex representations for clients, including those from the banking and insurance sector, facing corporate crises. The group has experience in defending against criminal prosecutions and civil enforcement actions, conducting internal investigations, negotiating complex global settlements and facilitating cooperation with government regulators.
Source: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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