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Susan Lee Counsel

New York, NY | Direct 212.868.4830Fax 212.244.6200
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Susan Lee has substantial experience in regulatory and transactional matters with a focus on insurance. Susan regularly advises insurance companies, commercial banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, insurance intermediaries and public companies in various industries. She has extensive experience in:

  • mergers, acquisitions and other change-of-control transactions (including the insurance regulatory approvals and filings);
  • structuring, formation and licensing of regulated companies in the insurance space;
  • insurance derivatives and insurance securitization/monetization transactions;
  • corporate finance transactions, including private placements and secured and unsecured lending;
  • SEC regulatory matters, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and ‘34 Act filings; and
  • commercial contracts.

Susan worked as a management consultant prior to law school and also passed the C.P.A. exam. With her in-depth legal and consulting experience, she is a strategic thinker who helps her clients identify issues and manage their legal risks with practical solutions.

Representative Matters

  • Canopius Group Limited on the £164 million acquisition of Omega Insurance Holdings Limited
  • Sonoma Risk Management sale of company to Alteris, Inc.
  • CNA Financial Corporation on its $143 million acquisition of Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited
  • European Finance Group formation of a series of multi-jurisdictional master and feeder funds backed by insurance linked securities - aggregate value in excess of $1.2 billion
  • National Australia Bank financing of Enstar’s acquisition of the Clarendon companies and Seabright Holdings
  • Old Mutual (Bermuda) on its global insurance business processing, compliance and management arrangements and restructuring of annuity and life businesses
  • Munich Re development of excess loss insurance and other renewable energy policies, covering photovoltaic, wind energy, geothermal and other renewable energy programs
  • Initial public offering in the United States by an Israeli company providing  solutions for the electronic payment industry
  • Longevity bond offering to institutional investors with payments linked to annuities
  • Follow-on offerings by public companies in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturing industries

Recognition & Involvement

Susan serves as President and Secretary of Hae Ahm (Sea Rock) Foundation, a private foundation created to increase the awareness of public service in children in honor of her grandfather.



Bar and Court Admissions

New York


Northwestern School of Law, J.D.

Georgetown University, M.B.A.

University of Illinois, B.S.


American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York

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