David E. Mendelsohn

David Mendelson focuses his practice in the area of insurance and reinsurance transactional and regulatory matters.

David has experience representing many insurers, reinsurers, brokers and other clients on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, complex regulatory and finite, structured risk and reinsurance matters. His practice also includes providing global regulatory and compliance advice to Fortune 500 and other international companies in a range of industries.

Recognitions

Based on peer and client reviews, David has been selected as one of America's leading insurance lawyers by Chambers USA, which praises his "calm manner" and "reasoned approach" and calls him an "excellent lawyer," "a specialist in transactional and regulatory work." Chambers also notes that his clients say he is "highly knowledgeable in his field," "very competent and business-oriented," "equipped with a broad understanding of the issues clients face" and "[h]e's very effective at dealing with the disparate regulatory folk you come across." Chambers adds: "[h]e is respected as a leading corporate lawyer with experience in a series of high-end insurance deals." David "has a diverse transactional and regulatory practice which includes expertise in M&A, structured risk and IPOs, as well as providing global compliance advice. According to sources: '[h]e's an excellent lawyer - he's thorough, has a good understanding of regulatory issues and has a very commercial perspective of getting things done'."

David has also been nominated by in-house counsel and peers to appear in the Guide to the World's Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and ICFM Leading Lawyer 500 and is included in the international listing of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition. David is also listed in The International Who's Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers; Illinois Leading Lawyers; Madison Who's Who of Executive Professionals; Best Lawyers in America; Who's Who in American Law; Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and The Global Directory of Who's Who. Martindale-Hubbell has ranked him AV, the highest rating available.

David has been named numerous times as a member of the BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms, which includes lawyers who deliver "the best client service to Fortune 1000 clients." Lawyers appear on the list only when they have been named by clients in an unprompted manner through BTI's independent research. He is also only one of a handful of attorneys in the United States named to the BTI Client Service All-Star Team list for three consecutive years

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes, 2) Corporate and 3) Finance
Law School LL.B., University College of London 1985, J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology 1991
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm DLA Piper
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