Lockton Continues Transaction Liability Practice Expansion With Additional Tax Expertise

Lockton announced today the hiring of Drew Hermiller and Eileen Kuo as Senior Vice Presidents in its Transaction Liability team, with a focus on tax insurance. Hermiller and Kuo both join Lockton after prior careers as tax attorneys, bringing extensive expertise and acumen that will benefit the firm’s clients.

Hermiller joins Lockton from Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP, where he was previously a senior tax attorney. He has over eight years of experience advising on a variety of complex tax matters, including significant work on renewable energy credit transactions, an area of continued growth in the tax insurance space. Hermiller also previously practiced tax law at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom, LLP and Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP.

Kuo has over eight years of experience advising on a variety of complex tax matters and joins Lockton from her role as a senior tax attorney at Milbank LLP. She began her tax career with the transactional tax practice of Paul Hastings LLP structuring tax-efficient solutions for various cross-border and domestic transactions.

“I’m very proud of the team we have assembled to counsel clients on the growing applications of tax insurance across an increasing variety of tax issues,” said Daniel Berger, Head of Lockton’s Tax Insurance practice. “With the deep technical experiences of the professionals on our team, Lockton is well-equipped to continue creating customized solutions for the most complex, critical and high-stakes tax risks.

The additions of Hermiller and Kuo are the latest example of Lockton’s industry-leading Transaction Liability team’s commitment to the tax insurance space. These hirings come on the heels of the 2023 addition of Doug Brody, a seasoned tax professional who previously brokered tax insurance solutions at another international insurance broker, and prior to that, was a Partner in EY's Transaction Tax Practice.

“We continue to prioritize bringing aboard best-in-class technical practitioners to our team at Lockton,” said Eric Ziff, Partner and Co-Practice Leader of Transaction Liability. “Lockton’s Tax Insurance practice is truly second-to-none in this space, and these latest additions to our tax team show yet again our unwavering commitment to providing our clients with an unparalleled level of service and expertise."