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Patricia A. Ryan focuses on insurance regulatory, transactional and risk management issues.  She is a former insurance company executive with extensive and diversified experience delivering legal counsel and practical business solutions to her clients.  Ms. Ryan represents clients in the financial services and insurance industries, including property and casualty insurers, captive insurers and reinsurers, producers, managing general agents, life insurers, and accident and health insurers.  She has experience in all aspects of insurance and reinsurance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate formations, structuring and licensing, risk management issues, corporate governance, compliance, licensing, insurance law and regulation, reinsurance, employment law and coverage litigation issues.  Ms. Ryan also has extensive experience in insurer and reinsurer run offs and receiverships, as well as other troubled company and insurer insolvency actions.

Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Ms. Ryan served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the holding company and operating entities of American Overseas Group Limited, a Bermuda insurance holding company.  She also has worked as the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at QBE and served as a business attorney for the Specialty and Commercial lines at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Allianz.  Ms. Ryan has a BA in Economics and History from University of Illinois and earned her JD from Loyola University School of Law.