Debevoise & Plimpton LLP announced this week that Eric R. Dinallo, former New York State Superintendent of Insurance, has joined the firm as a Partner in the New York office and a member of the firm's Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Dinallo will represent clients throughout the financial services sector and provide counseling on a broad range of matters, including government and internal investigations, enforcement actions, litigation and compliance matters, and regulatory and strategic legal advice on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions.
“Eric Dinallo brings unparalleled experience across the financial services industry, having served as New York’s top insurance regulator, general counsel of a prominent insurance broker, chief of regulatory matters at a leading investment bank, and a senior official in the New York State Attorney General's office,” said Martin Frederic Evans, Presiding Partner of Debevoise. “Eric’s depth of knowledge of the insurance industry, combined with his experience in virtually all areas of financial services, provides him with a unique perspective and skill set that will further enhance our entire Financial Institutions Group. We are delighted Eric has chosen to join Debevoise and welcome him enthusiastically to the firm.”
Mary Jo White, Chair of the Litigation Department at Debevoise, said “We are very excited to have Eric join us. His wide range of expertise and experience will enhance our practice in many areas, including the work we do for the financial services institutions, our regulatory, enforcement and investigations practices, and complex civil litigations. Debevoise continuously strives to serve our clients at the very highest levels and we believe Eric's election underscores our commitment to providing our clients with the very best talent in every area.”
Wolcott B. Dunham, Jr., Global Co-Chair of Debevoise’s Financial Institutions Group, said “We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Eric’s caliber work with our insurance practice. He has vast experience working with regulators around the world and is widely recognized for his contributions to shaping the direction of financial supervision.”
“Debevoise is a world-class firm with extraordinary talent, deep and diverse client relationships and a wonderful esprit de corps,” said Mr. Dinallo. “I am honored by the opportunity to work alongside the many exceptional lawyers at the firm and look forward to providing the highest quality counsel to the firm’s clients on domestic and international matters.”