David A. Massey

David A. Massey: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP AV stamp icon
  • Of Counsel at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP (436 Attorneys)
  • 700 Sixth Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001-3980
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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.

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 (2015-2018)

Recognized by Chambers USA: Guide to Leading Business Lawyers in the area of insurance transactions and regulation (2009-2017)


“Insurance transactions are very complicated because they involve risks that unfold over a long period of time, sometimes 30 years or more. As a result, to do an insurance transaction well, it is critical to identify and provide for the many contingencies that can arise over such an extended period.”


Represented Lincoln Financial in transformative transactions.
Represented ING Americas in various transactions.
Represented Great-West Lifeco Inc. in the acquisition of Putnam Investments for $4 billion.
Represented Great-West Life & Annuity in the acquisition of businesses from Franklin-Templeton and U.S. Bank.

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:
202.383.0201  Phone
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

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