Matthew L. Hazlett

Matthew L. Hazlett: Attorney with Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP


Matthew Hazlett represents U.S. and foreign companies on a broad range of transactions and corporate issues. His transactional practice focuses largely on the financial services and insurance industries, assisting clients with mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and related corporate matters. Matt also counsels clients on international trade, including economic regulation, trade policy and import and export controls.

Prior to law school, Matt worked as a conflicts specialist for two Washington, D.C. law firms.

Selected Experience

Assisted Warburg Pincus in the sale of its portfolio company Extant Components Group Holdings, Inc., a defense and aerospace company, for $525 million.

Awards and Rankings

Recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of insurance: non-contentious (2018)

Named to the 2012 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll


“I monitor international activity and trade sanctions in regions of client interest. It’s regulation-focused and sometimes involves a dynamic legal and political environment, which demands a conservative approach.”

Legal Alerts

Legal Alert: Insurance Topics We Will Be Watching in 2018 (January 16, 2018)
On its current course, this year could be both the best and the worst of times for insurance. The US economy continues to enjoy steady growth, stock indices continue to reach new highs and tax reform ...

Legal Alert: A Note on Investment Security: Reinsurance Investment Security Subgroup’s Recent Decision (September 27, 2017)
New Subgroup Charge and DecisionThe National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Reinsurance Investment Security Subgroup (the Subgroup) was formed earlier this year with ...

Legal Alert: U.S. and EU Restrictions on Doing Business with Iran (November 16, 2010)

Legal Alert: New District of Columbia Recordation Tax Rates on Transfers of Economic Interests (September 25, 2008)

Legal Alert: New District of Columbia Recordation Tax Rates and Procedures for Calculating Recordation Tax on Refinanced Deeds (June 19, 2008)


New Tools for the Legacy Business Toolbox (September 2018)
A handful of US states now offer tools for the permanent transfer of blocks of insurance business that free insurers from the long term interdependence typically associated with portfolio ...

The Connecticut Division Statute: Overview and analysis (Summer 2018)
Partnering Perspectives
Connecticut’s new Division Statute provides a mechanism for domestic insurance companies looking to divide their business. In their article for the Summer 2018 edition of Partnering Perspectives, ...

The Development of Exchange-Traded Energy Derivatives (2008)
Energy and Environmental Trading: U.S. Law and Taxation (Andrea S. Kramer & Peter C. Fusaro, eds.)


Partnering Perspectives: Insights from Inside and Outside the Corporate Law Department (Summer 2018)
We are pleased to present the Summer 2018 edition of Partnering Perspectives, which focuses on a number of developing legal issues as well as offers insight on the value to clients of partnering with ...

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Corporate
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Insurance
  • Captives
  • Insurance Finance
  • Insurance M&A and Demutualizations
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Reinsurance
  • Trade & Sanctions
  • Nuclear
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.383.0910  Phone
University Attended:
Davidson College, B.A., magna cum laude
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Editorial Board, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
Year of First Admission:
2007, Virginia; District of Columbia
Birth Information:

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