Latham & Watkins boosts insurance transactional practice in New York

Kirsten Gaeta advises insurance companies and financial sponsors on corporate transactions

Latham & Watkins boosts insurance transactional practice in New York

Latham & Watkins LLP has added Kirsten Gaeta to the the firm’s New York office as a partner in the mergers & acquisitions practice and member of the corporate department. She joins from Clifford Chance, where she spent seven years in the corporate insurance group.

 In her new role, Gaeta advises insurance companies and financial sponsors on a wide range of corporate transactions in the insurance industry, with a particular focus on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving the insurance and financial services sectors.

“Kirsten brings a unique mix of niche industry knowledge and broad corporate experience to our premier M&A Practice, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Latham and the New York office,” said Marc Jaffe, office managing partner of Latham & Watkins in New York. “Kirsten is the third insurance transactional partner to join our New York office this month, and we are excited about the rapid expansion of this team. Their work complements Latham’s global platform and further supports our goal to serve as a one-stop firm for clients across industries.”

In addition to M&A, Gaeta’s experience includes insurance-focused capital markets transactions, entity formation and licensing, insurer investments, reinsurance, and insurance coverage matters.

“Demand for industry-focused expertise is continuing to grow among our M&A and private equity clients — and in many ways, is becoming increasingly essential,” said Justin Hamill, global co-chair of Latham & Watkins’ mergers & acquisitions practice. “Kirsten is fully plugged into the insurance sector and her experience brings tremendous value to our clients. We are excited to welcome her to our expanding M&A practice, both in New York and globally.”

“Latham’s transactional platform is one-of-a-kind in the global market, reflecting a singular focus on delivering client-centric commercial advice,” said Gaeta. “I am excited to join Latham’s market-leading M&A Practice and look forward to being a part of the firm’s innovative and collaborative teams.”

Gaeta follows closely the arrivals of Gary Boss and Analisa Dillingham, who joined Latham in June.

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