Heidi is the lead of Fenwick’s insurtech practice and is an in-demand lawyer for her international perspective and deep knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry. Heidi started in insurance operations, and over the course of her career, she has developed a breadth of experience representing clients in a wide range of insurance and financial services legal work.
Heidi is an experienced transactional and regulatory lawyer focused on the intersection of insurance and technology. She is regularly sought after for her insights on insurance regulatory compliance and innovative product and distribution development by insurtech, fintech, shared economy, venture capital, private equity, and traditional and non-traditional insurance industry players. Heidi and her team have been involved in a range of insurance transactions, including forming insurance companies, managing general agents (MGAs), captives, mergers & acquisitions, and initial public offerings, and developing new insurance and financial services products, including parametric. Heidi also has held a number of advisory and board positions at several insurtech and fintech companies.
In addition to her transactional and regulatory practice, Heidi advises clients on significant insurance coverage matters, including transactional insurance (representations and warranty, tax, litigation buyout, credit, and intellectual property collateral insurance) and other complex coverages (private equity, venture capital, family office, general liability, directors and officers, employment practices liability, marine, product liability, cyber and crypto). She also frequently represents parties involved in bankruptcy proceedings in connection with the identification, utilization and recovery of insurance assets.
Before practicing law, Heidi worked in insurance sales, claims and underwriting, earning the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and the Associate in Management (AIM) designations. She also spent part of her career working at the Financial Conduct Authority in London. Heidi has been recognized by Chambers USA and is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg, The Economist and other business media.