Robert J. Sullivan - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Robert J. Sullivan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 212-735-2930

Robert J. Sullivan focuses on corporate transactions and related regulatory matters involving insurance and reinsurance companies both in the United States and internationally.

Mr. Sullivan has more than 30 years of experience in representing insurance and reinsurance companies and has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, insurance regulatory matters, reinsurance and complex coverage and major claims litigation. His work at the firm includes these areas, both in the United States and internationally. He also counsels the firm’s insurance company clients on restructuring matters.

Mr. Sullivan’s practice at Skadden, Arps focuses on the following areas:

  • transactional matters involving insurance and reinsurance companies as well as their corporate parents, including equity and debt offerings, mergers, acquisitions, and recapitalizations;
  • reinsurance matters, both as a complement to the firm’s transactional practice as well as advice with respect to reinsurance coverage matters and disputes;
  • workouts, restructurings and reorganizations of insurance and reinsurance companies, including strategic advice relating to the withdrawal of companies from particular markets and lines of business;
  • insurance regulatory advice, both in structuring a wide array of transactions to meet insurance regulatory requirements and statutory accounting objectives as well as in connection with regulatory compliance matters; and
  • advice relating to emerging issues and developments affecting insurance and reinsurance companies, including the implications of risk-based capital requirements.

Mr. Sullivan repeatedly has been included in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America. He also was named a “BTI Client Service All-Star 2012” by The BTI Consulting Group.

New York Law SchoolJ.D. Fordham UniversityBA

Client Comments

"Bob Sullivan is expert in all areas of insurance M&A and restructurings, has good relations with insurance regulators, and is an indefatigable and expert negotiator. He's at the top of my list."

"Bob Sullivan has been involved in virtually every aspect of the insurance business, and his legal knowledge and skills are unsurpassed. Despite his hourly rate, he is the most cost-effective lawyer I use."

-Michael Lanza
SVP & General Counsel
Selective Insurance Group, Inc.

"Bob and his team are extremely knowledgeable, creative, and practical-minded, and great at identifying solutions to seemingly intractable issues. He is definitely someone to have on your side of the table."

-Bridget M. Healy
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
ING Americas

"Robert Sullivan is tops of the insurance transactional profession. Whoever has Bob has a significant advantage in the deal."

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Insurance Law (Regulatory, Transactions)