SEAN CARNEY is co-leader of Sidley’s global Insurance practice. Sean’s practice focuses on a variety of corporate, securities and regulatory insurance matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations (including sponsored demutualizations and mutual and mutual holding company conversions) and venture capital/private equity investments.
He regularly represents insurance and financial services companies and other industry participants in connection with these and other matters, including acquisitions and divestitures of books of insurance business through reinsurance, renewal rights and other alternative transaction structures; public offerings, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, and private placements of debt and equity securities; and the regulation of insurance holding company systems and the structure and regulation of alternative risk financing mechanisms and complex reinsurance arrangements, including insurance securitization, loss portfolio transfers and commutations.
Sean was named a Business Insurance Break Out Award winner in 2017, and was named a “Rising Star” by Euromoney Legal Media Group in 2017 and 2015. He has also been named as 2022 “Notable Gen X Leader in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business.