Leah Campbell is Senior Counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on transactional and regulatory matters involving the insurance industry.  Leah’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and reorganizations, corporate governance and regulatory compliance. She also advises on and negotiates reinsurance transactions and insurance services arrangements. Leah has been recognized by Chambers as a leading practitioner in Regulatory and Transactional Insurance.

Insurance Regulation
Leah represents clients in matters before state insurance departments and provides regulatory advice in transactional contexts including Form A (approval of the acquisition of control), Form D (insurance affiliate transactions), disclaimers of control, bulk reinsurance transactions and similar filings.  She also represents clients subject to targeted and industry-wide regulatory investigations. 

Leah has particular experience in non-admitted insurance matters and the intersection between insurance contracts and other financial services products.  She also has a significant practice representing insurance brokers, agencies and managing underwriters on matters including compensation, referral arrangements, licensing and general compliance.

Insurance Transactions
Leah represents investors in the insurance sector as well as US and international insurance groups in the acquisition and disposition of insurance entities and insurance books of business.  She negotiates and advises on insurance management agreements, insurance asset transfers, reinsurance arrangements and renewal rights agreements.

Insurance Law Developments
Leah monitors and reports to Willkie’s client’s on significant changes in the insurance industry and the US system of insurance regulation, including developments at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors.

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Leah is a member of the New York City Bar, Committee on Insurance Law and the Association of Professional Insurance Women.  She has written articles on several insurance-related subjects including insurance company investments in Hybrid Securities, Federal Insurance Initiatives, the Insurance Holding Company System Regulatory Act, surplus lines insurance standards, insurance fundamentals and insurance compliance programs.

  • WRM America. Counsel to WRM America Holdings LLC in its $210 million acquisition of Fidelity National Financial’s flood insurance business.
  • RenaissanceRe. Counsel to RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. in the sale of its U.S. insurance business to QBE Holdings, Inc.
  • MaRI Ltd. Counsel to Marsh Inc. in a first-of-its-kind $400 million sidecar reinsuring worldwide commercial property and casualty direct insurance policies, issued by affiants of sponsor ACE Limited and produced by Marsh, Inc., covering losses caused by natural catastrophes.
  • Zurich Life. Counsel to Zurich Holding Company of America in the sale of Zurich Life insurance group to Bank One and reinsurance of Kemper Investors Life Insurance Company's life and annuity business.
  • Reinsurance Side Car . Counsel to Lead Arranger and Syndication Agent in a $730 million sidecar formed to reinsure certain U.S. property catastrophe business in the first sidecar transaction to extend reinsurance coverage to direct insurance risks rather than reinsurance.
  • Zurich Small Commercial Business. Counsel to Zurich in the sale of Zurich North America's small commercial insurance business to Farmers Group Inc. and Truck Insurance Exchange.
  • Interboro Mutual Indemnity Ins. Co. Counsel to Fursa Alternative Strategies LLC in the demutualization and acquisition from receivership of Interboro Mutual Indemnity Insurance Company.
  • Reinsurance Side Car . Counsel to Lead Arranger and Syndication Agent in a $500 million sidecar providing coverage U.S. commercial and residential property catastrophe program.
  • Counsel to various clients in the acquisition of general insurance agencies and managing general underwriters.
  • Counsel to various clients in connection with insurance regulatory approvals and filings incident to insurance company mergers and acquisitions and other change of control transactions, restructurings, significant reinsurance transactions and affiliate transactions.



Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1982 New York University, B.A., 1979

Bar Admissions

New York, 1983

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 1983