BEN KRALSTEIN is an associate in the Insurance and Financial Services group in New York and co-chair of Sidley’s New York Associate Relations Committee. His practice focuses on advising U.S. and non-U.S. insurers, reinsurers, insurance markets, agents, brokers, managing general agents, reinsurance intermediaries, investors and financial institutions in a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Ben has extensive experience in advising clients on domestic and cross-border reinsurance transactions and related collateral arrangements, pension risk transfer transactions, mergers and acquisitions, structured finance solutions, insurance securitizations and capital markets transactions.
Strong guidance of his clients has earned Ben recognition in Chambers USA for Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory (2021) as an “Associate to watch.”
Ben also has a broad pro bono practice in which he advises pro bono clients on a variety of matters, including U.S. asylum applications, uncontested divorce cases and corporate governance and formation matters.
While at Sidley, Ben completed a secondment at Athene Holding Ltd., a client of the firm, where he worked on various pension risk transfer transactions. Additionally, while attending St. John’s University School of Law, he was an Associate Managing Editor for the St. John’s Law Review and interned for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.