Lockton today announced two additions to its Transaction Liability group, adding to its already industry-leading team. The new hires, who bring to Lockton significant mergers and acquisitions (M&A) experience, further strengthen Lockton’s best-in-class practice and follow the addition of several industry veterans in 2021. (opens a new window)
Annie Heiss joins Lockton’s Transaction Liability Practice from Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where she was a senior corporate associate for the firm’s public and private company and private equity fund clients. She was also previously an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius.
Alex Connelly joins Lockton from A+E Networks, where he served as M&A and international partnerships counsel. Prior to that, Connelly was a senior corporate associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton where he served as outside counsel to public and private companies involved in domestic and international M&A transactions, with a focus on Latin America.
“I’m thrilled to join Lockton’s talented team of smart and experienced transactional risk professionals,” Heiss said. “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience advising clients on mergers and acquisitions to the world of insurance.”
“Lockton’s Transaction Liability Practice has built a strong reputation in the M&A market as a leading, independent voice on risk and insurance,” Connelly added. “I’m excited to help Lockton continue to deliver solutions to help our clients effectively manage their transactional risk.”
The additions of Heiss and Connelly come on the heels of several other hires by Lockton’s Transaction Liability group over the last six months, including Isaura del Carmen, John Burkinshaw, Owen Hern, Nicholas Hill and Craig Leonhardt.
“As the M&A market remains active and transaction timelines continue to accelerate, the need for dependable and savvy transactional risk advice, guidance and solutions throughout the deal lifecycle is more important than ever,” said Eric Ziff, co-leader of Lockton’s Transaction Liability Practice. “We continue to invest in top talent to strengthen our practice and help us continue to deliver the expertise our clients have come to expect from Lockton.”