Dean Agnos is counsel in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices of Latham & Watkins. He focuses on corporate and transactional work in the insurance industry, including capital markets transactions, public and private merger and acquisition transactions, start-ups, and joint ventures. 

Mr. Agnos regularly advises clients on complex alternative capital reinsurance vehicles and has been an integral member of the team advising on multiple completed and ongoing complex transactions to date.

Mr. Agnos received his BA in 2003 from the University of Pennsylvania and his JD in 2006 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was the executive editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Agnos’s experience includes representing:

  • Watford in its:
    • Formation and funding to become an A- rated multi-line, Bermuda-based reinsurer*
    • Direct listing on the NASDAQ*
    • US$175.0 million offering of senior notes*
    • Sale to Arch, Warburg Pincus, and Kelso & Company*
  • Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the initial purchasers, on Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited's debut issuance of US$300 million aggregate principal amount of 4.875% Senior Notes due 2030*
  • Ategrity Specialty, a specialty property and casualty insurance company that will be focused on the excess and surplus lines market on its launch*
  • Harrington Re Ltd. on its formation as a new Bermuda­-based reinsurance company*
  • Premia Holdings Ltd. on:
    • Its formation as a new Bermuda-based reinsurance company*
    • Its acquisition of Navigators Holdings (Europe) NV*
    • US$40 million private placement of notes*
  • Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited on its formation and US$1.5 billion launch*
  • Fidelity National Financial in its:
    • Acquisition of Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation from LandAmerica Financial Group, and prior to the bankruptcy of LandAmerica Financial Group, its proposed merger with LandAmerica Financial Group*
    • Acquisition of LoanCare Servicing Center, Inc. and LC Insurance Agency, Inc. from LandAmerica Financial Group*
  • KaylaRe Ltd. on its formation as a new Bermuda-based reinsurance company*
  • Sedgwick on its acquisition of Temporary Accommodations*
  • Fidelity National Information Services on its international restructuring*
  • RPX Corp. on the formation and funding of Norpax LLC and the proposed acquisition by Norpax of Nortel's patent portfolio*
  • Ascendant, a Bermuda-based, publicly traded provider of energy and energy-related services, on its sale to Algonquin Power & Utilities Corporation*
  • Starwood Energy as lead investor in a consortium investment group in connection with the US$80 million acquisition of two energy facilities from FirstEnergy Corp*
  • NYMagic on its sale via tender offer to ProSight Specialty Insurance*
  • Ambac Financial Group on the US$4.6 billion settlement and commutation of its remaining US$16.4 billion of exposure to collateralized debt obligations of asset­-backed securities held by various banks*
  • Nationwide Financial Services on a hybrid securities offering of US$400 million Junior Subordinated Notes*

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham  

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania