Michael Devins is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities and Insurance Industry Groups. His practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions in the financial services sector with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry. The Legal 500 US (2012) notes that Mr. Devins “has an encyclopaedia-like understanding of the insurance M&A landscape and the legal framework for getting deals done.”
Mr. Devins is admitted to the bar in New York. Before joining Debevoise in 2000, Mr. Devins practiced corporate law with the New York office of a major California law firm from 1998 to 2000.
Mr. Devins received his B.A. in economics and philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1992 and his J.D. cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998. Prior to law school, Mr. Devins served as a policy advisor to the premier of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Mr. Devins is a frequent writer and speaker on insurance industry and M&A topics. Mr. Devins serves on the Board of Directors of the Jazz Foundation of America.