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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

February 19, 2009 10:02 ET

Stroock Adds Christopher McGlashan to New York Insurance Practice Group

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 19, 2009) - Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced today that Christopher McGlashan has joined Stroock's Insurance Practice Group as Special Counsel effective immediately. Mr. McGlashan's focus will be corporate insurance work.

Stroock's Insurance Practice Group represents financial institutions, insurers, brokers and other corporate clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, company formation, public and private securities transactions, and financing and derivative transactions involving the insurance industry. Stroock's attorneys work with insurance and reinsurance company and investment banking clients to develop innovative products, often combining insurance or reinsurance risk transfer methods with capital market risk-transfer devices.

Mr. McGlashan has over 20 years of experience as a lawyer and banker in both corporate and private practice. He was most recently the Managing Director (Group Head Insurance Solutions Group/Global Capital Markets) at Citigroup. Mr. McGlashan has expertise in insurance and reinsurance financing transactions, including life insurance reserve funding, capital markets and bank programs, and property catastrophe bonds. Mr. McGlashan has developed variable annuity, life settlement, structured settlement and other capital/surplus relief products. He has also represented financial institutions and other entities in the acquisition, sale, merger and reorganization of insurance companies, brokerage firms and holding company systems. Mr. McGlashan has been active in the regulatory arena as well, co-authoring the special purpose financial captive legislation adopted in South Carolina.

Prior to Citigroup, Mr. McGlashan worked as an in-house counsel and Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers in the Structured Finance Insurance Solutions Group. Mr. McGlashan's experience also includes five years as an attorney at Dewey LeBoeuf (formerly LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green and Macrae) in the Corporate and Insurance departments, and five years as a corporate/mergers and acquisitions solicitor at Speechly Bircham in London, England.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and venture capital firms in the U.S. and abroad. Stroock's emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation's leading law firms for 130 years. Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, venture capital, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock's website at

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