Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has elected Andrea T Best as partner in the firm’s London office and within the corporate and securities practice group.

The appointment is a reflection of the firm’s ongoing commitment to strengthening and supporting the insurance transactional and regulatory practice in London.

‘Andrea was instrumental in starting our London office three years ago. During her tenure in London she has expanded the office and established a keen ability to support the firm’s growing global insurance practice,’ said Andrew C Kassner, chairman and CEO. ‘She has demonstrated excellence in serving our clients and the firm is proud to have Andrea as a key member of the corporate and securities team.’

‘As we continue to expand our reach in London, Andrea’s depth of knowledge makes her an outstanding leader for our international insurance practice and her specialist Lloyd’s and London Market knowledge is unique among US lawyers practising in the UK,’ said Thomas M Dawson, co-head of the firm’s insurance transactional and regulatory team within the corporate and securities practice group.

Andrea has nearly a decade of experience of working with Lloyd’s and other London, Bermuda and European insurance market participants regarding non-admitted insurance and reinsurance transactions in the US. She works with insurers, reinsurers, intermediaries, brokers, trade associations and others in the insurance market to support insurance regulatory compliance throughout the US.

She earned her law degree at Georgetown University Law Center and has served as the managing editor of The State and Local Tax Lawyer, an ABA publication. She is limited to advising clients on US law, and she is not admitted to practise as a solicitor in England and Wales.