BakerHostetler Continues Strategic Growth, Adding a Multi-Partner Insurance M&A and Regulatory Business Group Team

Three-partner team will join firm's Atlanta and Washington offices

Press Releases / April 13, 2023


Key Takeaways
  • A full-service team of mergers and acquisitions and insurance regulatory attorneys, comprising partners Tony Roehl, Lori Bibb and Joe Holahan, has joined BakerHostetler’s Business Practice Group. Roehl will also become the firm’s Insurance Transactions and Regulatory team leader.
  • Roehl and Bibb are based in Atlanta; Holahan is based in Washington.
  • They join from an AmLaw 200 firm and help strengthen BakerHostetler’s leading corporate, M&A and regulatory teams.
  • Roehl, Bibb and Holahan are the latest additions to BakerHostetler’s rapidly growing Business Practice Group, which has added more than 40 attorneys since January 2022 and most recently welcomed Todd Canni earlier in March and Adam Nazette and Jenny Givens in February.
Why this matters

With combined experience of more than seven decades, Roehl, Bibb and Holahan have extensive knowledge advising on corporate and regulatory matters, M&A, and other strategic transactions for clients spanning all aspects of the insurance industry, including insurance companies, agents, managing general agents, captive insurance programs and insuretechs. This full-service team represents an enviable group of clients and helps further advance BakerHostetler’s business capabilities as the firm continues to grow its corporate, M&A and regulatory teams.

Key quote

“BakerHostetler is thrilled to be gaining an all-star group of impressive lawyers,” said John Allotta, chair of the firm’s Business Practice Group. “Their prowess in the insurance industry and on cross-industry M&A deals is an immediate asset not just to the Business Practice Group, but to the entire firm.”

About the team

Roehl, Bibb and Holahan are all experienced business attorneys recognized for their long-standing commitment to their clients with a specialized focus on the insurance industry.

Roehl is a seasoned corporate and M&A attorney whose practice focuses on the insurance and financial services industries. He represents insurance companies, agencies, and financial services firms in a range of transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate consolidations, company formation, Holding Company Act filings and transactions, form and rate filings, the formation of managing general agencies, negotiation of complex distribution and marketing agreements, and multistate licensing projects. Roehl also advises clients on all aspects of insurance regulatory compliance, including Department of Insurance inquiries and captive insurer formations.

Roehl earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.S. from the University of Florida.

Bibb concentrates her practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, venture capital investments, joint ventures, and other complex business transactions. She has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on corporate governance matters, as well as periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and compliance with NYSE and Nasdaq listing requirements.

Bibb earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee and her B.S. from Vanderbilt University.

Holahan advises insurers, reinsurers, producers and third-party administrators on all aspects of regulatory compliance. His experience includes the development and maintenance of captive insurance programs, including formation, licensing, regulation and corporate governance. He assists insurers with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, assumption reinsurance, portfolio transfers and other transactions. He regularly counsels clients on the drafting and negotiation of reinsurance agreements and the development of policy forms. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for the insurance industry’s largest trade association.

Holahan earned his J.D. from the Catholic University of America and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Key quote

“The Business Practice Group has been on a tremendous trajectory, adding dozens of talented attorneys over the past year,” said Joann Gallagher Jones, managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office. “Tony and Lori share our commitment to excellence, and I am delighted to have them join the Atlanta office.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Joe to the Washington office,” said Jeff Paravano, managing partner of the firm’s Washington office. “Joe’s insurance industry and related transactional and regulatory experience will undoubtedly benefit our clients.”

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