Attorney Profile:

David A. Massey

David A. Massey: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


With more than 25 years of experience, David Massey works almost exclusively on mergers and acquisitions in the financial services industry. Dave's work includes purchases and sales of insurance and reinsurance businesses, mutual fund complexes, broker-dealers and retirement services businesses.

Dave knows and understands the complex and ever-changing regulatory environment of the insurance business, and he guides clients through the regulatory requirements in complex transactions.

Selected Experience

Sutherland represents Lincoln Financial in transformative transactions.
Represented ING Americas in three transactions.
Represented Great-West Lifeco Inc. in the acquisition of Putnam Investments for $4 billion.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by Expert Guides in the area of insurance and reinsurance (2016)

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of insurance: non-contentious (2015)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of insurance transactions and regulation (2009-2016)

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
  • Insurance Finance
  • Reinsurance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Insurance Regulatory and Compliance

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with high distinction, Phi Beta Kappa
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1984, District of Columbia
Birth Information:
Heidelberg, Germany, April 23, 1959

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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