Michael Devins is a member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Insurance Industry Groups. His practice focuses primarily on corporate transactions in the insurance industry, including mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance and insurance company formation transactions. He also represents clients in obtaining representation and warranty and other transactional insurance policies. The Legal 500 US noted that Mr. Devins “has an encyclopaedia-like understanding of the insurance M&A landscape and the legal framework for getting deals done.” He is also listed as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000 (2020).

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 and as Finance and Operations Chair of the Jazz Foundation of America.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, J.D.
  • University of Toronto, 1992, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York