January 26, 2022

New York, NY (January 26, 2022) --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced the addition of partner David Luce, who has joined the Firm’s Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Practice in New York.

Today’s announcement is the latest development in Willkie’s ongoing expansion of its preeminent global insurance practice, which has included welcoming partners Melanie James and Tim Baumgartner in London earlier this month, as well as adding partner PK Paran and counsel Gabriel Gershowitz in New York (October 2021), and partners Kara Baysinger, Stephanie Duchene, Matthew Gaul and David Heales in California and New York (April 2021).

“Over the years we have worked with David on some of the insurance industry’s most significant M&A, alternative risk transfer and financing transactions,” said John Schwolsky Co-Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Practice Group. “We have the highest respect for David and his practice and are delighted to have him join us.”

David is a nationally recognized insurance lawyer with over 20 years of experience in complex insurance related transactions, regulatory matters and litigation. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, insurtech and venture capital financings, reinsurance, securities offerings, variable annuity hedging, sidecars, catastrophe bonds, transformer trades, insurance and weather-linked derivatives, longevity and mortality swaps and pension solutions. He also advises insurance companies on strategic venture investments, as well as insurtech emerging growth companies and start-ups.

David commented: “Willkie’s best-in-class insurance practice and growing tech-focused capabilities are an ideal complement to my current work, and present a terrific opportunity to expand my practice. I look forward to working with the talented team at Willkie to further enhance our services to clients.”

Willkie’s Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Practice is described as the “preeminent transactional practice” with “standout experience,” in Chambers USA (2021) and “commercially pragmatic” with “depth of knowledge and efficiency” in Chambers UK (2021). The group represents insurance companies, reinsurers, insurance intermediaries, insurtechs, investment banks, private equity sponsors and other financial institutions in M&A, capital markets, ILS and regulatory matters in the United States, London, Europe, Asia and Bermuda. Our multidisciplinary team, ranked Band 1 by Chambers USA 2021, Legal 500 US 2021 and Legal 500 UK 2022, comprises over 40 partners and is among the largest in both the United States and in London.


Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1,000 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue.

David Luce
David Luce Partner Corporate & Financial Services