Berrymans insurance head joins LeBoeufs

New York firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae is beefing up its City insurance capability by hiring the senior partner of Berrymans Lace Mawer‘s London office.

David Wilkinson, also the head of insurance and reinsurance at the national firm and one of its four executive partners, joins Davies Arnold Cooper’s former managing partner Nick Rochez at LeBoeufs.

He brings the number of insurance partners in the firm’s office to four, and is the third to specialise in complex insurance litigation cases. His arrival will aid LeBoeufs’ relations with both insurance giant Royal & SunAlliance and a variety of clients shared with Lloyd’s.

LeBoeufs insurance litigation partner Peter Sharp says: “In a way, David already represents some of our clients. Professional indemnity is his strong point; Nick Rochez does some, but not as much as David.”

Wilkinson has acted for insurers defending the claims which followed the death of Robert Maxwell and represented a group of stock loss insurers during the Lloyd’s problems.