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Stephen W. Schwab
Stephen W. Schwab
DLA Piper LLP (US)
(312) 368-2150
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Stephen W. Schwab
DLA Piper LLP (US)
444 W. Lake Street, Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 368-2150
Regulatory Cnsl Mbr
Business Transactions, Legislative, Litigation, Regulatory
District of Columbia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania
Stephen Schwab concentrates his practice in international trade, with a focus on insurance and reinsurance regulation and compliance, transactions, dispute resolution and receiverships. Stephen represents, serves and advises boards and senior management of domestic and multinational stock, mutual and captive re/insurance firms, intermediaries, trade organizations, regulators, receivers and receivership creditors in high profile disputes, innovative transactions, (including M&A and legacy transfers), troublesome regulatory matters, strategic planning, reorganizations and restructuring (including run-off), receivership proceedings and in-house training. Stephen's experience includes the negotiation and documentation of, and resolution of disputes arising from, of commercial relationships throughout the world.

• Illinois enacts business division law, 28 Nov 2018
• Illinois enacts business division law, DLA Piper (28 Nov 2018)
• "Part VII Legacy Transfers: 'Part 2'," Tort Trial & Insurance
Practice, Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee Newsletter
(Fall 2018)
• "Insurance Sector Trends: Forecast for 2018 and 2017 Year End Review," Insurance Update, February
5, 2018
• Contributor, "Year End Review and Forecast for 2018," DLA Piper (2018)
• Contributor, "Year End Review and Forecast for 2017," DLA Piper (2017)
• Contributor, "Year End Review and Forecast for 2016," DLA Piper (2016)
• Contributor, "Year End Review and Forecast for 2015," DLA Piper (2015)
Harvard Leadership Program (2008)
Insurance School of Chicago (1995)
Dickinson School of Law of the
Pennsylvania State University (1982)
Member, Order of Barristers
Member, Labor Law Moot Court Team
Chairman, Trial Moot Court Board
(1981 – 1982)
Northwestern University (1979) B.A.
Phi Eta Sigma
District of Columbia
New York
• Contributor, "Year End Review and Forecast for 2014," DLA Piper (2014)
• Co-Author, "US Discovery Reaching Across Borders: Learning the Issues on the Fly", DRI's For the
Defense (July 2012), DRI's The Voice (May 2012)
• "Setoffs in Insurance Receiverships: Two Decades of Change", 18 J. of Reins. 81 (2011)
• Co-Author, "Highlands Insurance Company, In Receivership", AIRROC Matters (Insolvency Special
Edition) (Summer 2011)
• "Service of Process, Annotations to Surplus Lines Statutes, Fifth Ed". (American Bar Association, 2010)
• "The Credit Crisis and Its Effect on Insurance Companies: An Overview" (Lockton, Inc. Circular, October
• "Berrable Alternatives for Reinsurance Arbitration Part Three: International Dimensions", ABA Excess,
Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee Newsletter (Winter 2007)
• "Caught Between Rocks and Hard Places: The Plight of Reinsurance Intermediaries Under US and
English Law", 16 Mich. J. Int'l L. 485 (1995), reprinted in 8 Nat'l Ins. L.Rev. 79 (1996)
• Editor and Contributing Author, "Data Processing, Investigation and Asset Recovery, Claims, and Special
Receiverships Chapters", National Association of Insurance Commissioners RECEIVER'S HANDBOOK
• "Cross-Border Insurance Insolvency: The Search for a Forum Concursus", 12 U. Pa. J. Int. Bus. Law 303
(1991), reprinted in Ins. Law & Practice (2 parts) (1992)
• "Onset of an Offset Revolution: The Application of Set-Offs in Insurance Insolvencies", 95 Dick. L. Rev.
448 (1991), 8 J. Ins. Reg. 446 (1990), reprinted in 5 Nat'l Ins. L. Rev. 813 (1992) and VI INSURANCE
LAW ANTHOLOGY 107 (1992)
• "Amreco: A Step Towards International Rehabilitations", 7 J. Ins. Reg. 388 (1989)
• Speaker, "Multinational Insurance Programs and Privacy," Continuing Legal Education Seminar (June
• Speaker, "Regulatory Restructuring Issues in Reinsurance Arbitration: A Break-out Session," ARIAS U.S.
2019 Spring Conference (May 2019)
• Moderator, "Business Transfers and Divisions, Here and Abroad," IAIR's 2019 Insurance Resolution
Workshop (February 2019)
• Speaker, "Handling Unliquidated Assets at Closing: A View from Another Angle," IAIR Technical
Development Series VI: The End of the Road: Issues in Closing Receiverships (October 2018)
• Speaker, "A Tail of Too Pities – Lessons from Penn Treat," IAIR Insurance Resolution Workshop
(February 2017)
• Moderator, "Wave of the Future for the Compliance Professionals: Managing Compliance Risk Through
Metrics Reporting, Data, Predictive Analytics and How Does It All Inform Legal and Operational Risk,"
ACI's 12th National Forum on Insurance Regulation (July 2016)
• Speaker, ''Contract Structuring for Alternate Capital,'' RAA's Re Contracts: The Art of Designing
Reinsurance Contracts and Programs (July 2016)
• Speaker, "Industry Response to Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny of Insurance Companies' Cybersecurity
Preparedness," ACI's 11th National Forum on Insurance Regulation, (February 2016)
• Speaker, ''Dispute Resolution Clauses—Arbitration, Mediation and Litigation,'' RAA's Re Contracts: The
Art of Designing Reinsurance Contracts and Programs (July 2015)
• Co-Presenter, "Industry Response to OFAC Compliance for the Reinsurance Industry," American
Conference Institute's National Forum on Reinsurance Regulation (July 2014)
• Co-Presenter, "The "Effectiveness" of Transfers Part VII and Part VII "In Reverse"," AIRROC
Networking/Commutation Day and Membership Meeting (July 2014)
• Co-Panelist, "Towards A Common Global Capital Standard For Re/Insurers: Latest Steps," American
Conference Institute's 8th Insurance Regulation (February 2014)
• Co-Presenter, "Legal Advice, Cross Border and Other Multinational Insurance Issues" (February 2014)
• Supreme Court of the United States
• United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• United States Court of Claims
• United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including the Trial Bar)
• United States Tax Court
• Supreme Court of Illinois
• Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
• District of Columbia Court of Appeals
• New York Court of Appeals
• United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
• Observer on behalf of the International Bar Association to the Uniform Law Commission, Drafting
Committee on the Uniform International Choice of Court Agreements Act (2009 – present)
• International Bar Association delegate to the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Special
Commission on Jurisdiction, Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and
Commercial Matters (2004 – present)
• International Bar Association
• American Bar Association, Chair, Excess Surplus Lines and Reinsurance Committee (2006 – 2007), Tort
Trial and Insurance Practice Section
• International Association of Insurance Receivers
• Federation of Regulatory Counsel
Chambers USA has repeatedly recognized Stephen as one of America's leading insurance and reinsurance
lawyers, and has ranked him within the first tier in Illinois in Insurance: Transactional and Regulatory.


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