Stephen G. Rooney

Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Stephen Rooney is Co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Global Insurance Industry Group. He practices in the areas of securities offerings, structured finance and mergers & acquisitions for insurance industry and other financial institution clients.

Mr. Rooney has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring M&A transactions within the insurance and financial services industries, including most recently in advising The Hartford in acquiring The Navigators Group.  He has also advised on more than 100 insurance‐linked securities offerings and reinsurance side‐car formations sponsored by primary insurers, reinsurers and non-insurance corporate clients in the U.S, Asia and Europe, including numerous securitizations of life insurance regulatory reserves, mortality risks and life policy loans. In 2014, he was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by the American Lawyer for his role as transaction counsel in the first-of-its-kind catastrophe bond offering for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).