Lawrence R. Hamilton: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Lawrence R. Hamilton

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone312 701 7055

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Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions M&A
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement
  • Investment Management
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Transactions
  • Bermuda & Other Offshore Reinsurance
  • Complex Reinsurance Transactions
  • Insurance Linked Securities
  • Insurance Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance Outsourcing & Information Technology
  • Insurance Regulatory & Compliance
  • Insurance Tax
  • Life Insurance & Reinsurance Transactions
  • Pension De-Risking & Longevity Solutions
  • Reinsurance Run-off and Insolvency
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Private Investment Funds
Contact InfoTelephone: 312 701 7055
Fax: 312 706 8333
University Harvard College, A.B., summa cum laude, 1977
Law SchoolThe University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 1996
Admitted1996, Illinois; 1996, US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Visiting Committee to the University of Chicago Divinity School, 2012 to date

American Bar Association


is praised for his 'knowledgeable, thorough and prompt' approach

Chambers USA 2010

Larry Hamilton is a partner in Mayer Brown's Corporate & Securities practice and Insurance Industry Group in Chicago. He focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions and regulatory compliance of insurance companies and investment companies, both in the United States and in offshore markets. In addition, he regularly represents insurance company issuers in connection with public and private offerings of equity, fixed-income and hybrid securities.

Larry has a 50-state insurance regulatory practice and has extensive experience negotiating directly with insurance regulators, helping clients overcome regulatory obstacles and gain approval for their proposed forms of business arrangements. Larry is also part of Mayer Brown's Insurance and Capital Markets Convergence subgroup, which uses the combined talents of the firm's insurance and structured finance practitioners to ensure that transactions take into account the customs and expectations of both markets. He regularly advises US and European financial institutions on the insurance regulatory issues associated with complex capital market and derivative structures, including techniques such as credit derivatives, transformer vehicles, synthetic CDO bonds, collateral trusts and special purpose reinsurance companies. Larry has been recognized by Chambers USA as among America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2009, and the 2010 edition praised him for his knowledgeable, thorough and prompt approach. According to Chambers USA 2009, he is the standout name in the firm's insurance [transactional and regulatory] practice. Larry has also been named to the 2012 lists of Illinois Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Larry joined Mayer Brown in 1996.


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AG 48 and the (Modest) Transformation of Life Reserve Financings
David W. Alberts,Lawrence R. Hamilton,Colin Scagell,Nicole Zayac, April 13, 2015
After three full years of regulators compiling data, reading legal documents, studying actuarial models and consulting with outside advisors related to the life insurance industry’s use of captive reinsurers for so-called AXXX and XXX reserve financing transactions, year-end 2014 was...

Insurance Regulators Work to Address Cyber Security Issues
David W. Alberts,Lawrence R. Hamilton,Colin Scagell,Nicole Zayac, April 13, 2015
As data breaches and their consequences have become increasingly common and gained public attention, cyber security has become a significant issue for both the insurance industry and insurance regulators. Although the recent coverage of the massive cyber security breach at Anthem, Inc.

NYDFS Letter to Insurance Executives Regarding Cyber Security
Rebecca S. Eisner,Lawrence R. Hamilton,A. John P. Mancini,Jeffrey P. Taft,James R. Woods, April 13, 2015
Following up on its promise to “integrate regular, targeted assessments of cyber security preparedness at insurance companies as part of [its] examination process,” the New York Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a letter on March 26, 2015, to chief executive...

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Lawrence R. Hamilton

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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