New York, NY (June 7, 2012)…Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced the addition of Matthew S. Feig as Special Counsel in the Structured Finance and Insurance practice groups in the firm's New York office, effective immediately.
Mr. Feig comes to Stroock from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he concentrated on risk-linked securities and structured and corporate finance, and has particular experience in the areas of catastrophe bonds, cell tower transactions and exotic asset securitization.
Mr. Feig has worked on many of the most significant catastrophe bonds transactions of the past several years, representing sponsors and leading underwriters in the issue and purchase of notes providing coverage for various risks, including U.S. hurricanes and earthquakes, European windstorms and Japanese earthquakes. Recent transactions include Long Point Re III Ltd., Res Re 2012 Ltd, Pelican Re Ltd., and Akibare II Ltd.
"We are thrilled to welcome Matthew to Stroock," said Bernhardt M. Nadell, partner in Stroock's Insurance Practice Group. "His deep understanding of the complexities involved with catastrophe bonds and related structured products is an excellent complement to Stroock's Structured Finance and Insurance teams."
Mr. Feig has written several articles on Structured Finance issues, including "The Credit Crisis and Insurance-Linked Securities: No Catastrophe for Catastrophe Bonds" in The Journal of Structured Finance. And is the co-author of a chapter of The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities.
"I am excited to join Stroock. My corporate insurance and structured finance experience is a great fit with Stroock's client base, and I see this as a great opportunity to expand our services in this area" said Mr. Feig.
Prior to Cadwalader, Mr. Feig was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He received his undergraduate degree from New York University and J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity 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, private equity, 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.