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James (Tony) A. FitzPatrick, Jr.

Partner
New York

James (Tony) A. FitzPatrick, Jr.

James "Tony" FitzPatrick has dedicated his legal career to supporting clients in the insurance industry.

For more than 40 years, Tony has focused on corporate and regulatory matters involving insurers, reinsurers, brokers, agents, investors, and financial advisors, large and small, domestic and foreign. Concentration on the insurance sector over so many years lets Tony bring considerable experience and practical insight to his engagements with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Tony's practice involves the representation of public and private companies and their boards of directors in transactional matters, such as the formation of new business ventures, private and public capital raising, purchase and sale of assets, reinsurance transactions, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and reorganizations and restructuring, as well as general corporate, insurance regulatory, and corporate governance matters.

Before joining Hogan Lovells in 2012, Tony was a partner in the insurance group of another leading global firm, where he practiced in New York and in London.

"He is as good a lawyer as I have come across. His client service is second to none and he is incredibly time efficient."

Chambers 2015

Representative experience

Representation of several startup insurance organizations from inception through their IPOs and/or acquisitions by publicly traded purchasers.

Representation of a global insurer in the sale of its life insurance business involving, in the aggregate, gross insurance reserves of US$3.4bn.

Representation of a Lloyd's managing agency in establishing its U.S. platform including the acquisition of a U.S. insurer.

Representation of a Bermuda-based reinsurance company in acquiring U.S. insurance companies and a Lloyd's managing agency and syndicate member.

Representation of a private equity firm in a leveraged acquisition of a wholesale insurance broker.

Representation of a workers compensation insurer in connection with a substantial adverse development reinsurance transaction.

Representation of a global insurer in its equity private placement, Rule 144A debt transaction, outsourcing, and mergers & acquisitions transactions.

Representation of global insurers in acquisitions and dispositions of insurance policy renewal rights.

Representation of a mutual insurer in a business combination with another mutual through affiliation, reinsurance, and service agreements.

Representation of global insurers in joint venture agreements for marketing and underwriting of insurance.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Albany Law School of Union University, 1974
  • B.A., cum laude, Dartmouth College, 1971

Memberships

  • Board Member, The Ultimate Software Group, Inc.
  • Board Member, The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States
  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

2006-2016

Insurance Law

The Best Lawyers in America

2004-2008, 2015-2016

Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory

Chambers USA

2015

Insurance & Reinsurance

Who's Who Legal

2013

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts

Legal 500 US

2006-2008

Mergers & Acquisitions

New York Super Lawyers

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