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David Barnes

Senior Vice President

David is a part of the Transactional Liability team at CAC where he specializes in negotiating, placing, and advocating for coverage on Representation & Warranty, Tax Indemnity and Tax Liability, and Contingent Risk Insurance across a range of industries (from healthcare to oil and gas) and deal sizes (from $5M to more than $1B).

David particularly enjoys using insurance solutions to address “dealbreaker” issues in transactions.  He partners with clients to help create bespoke insurance policies for an array of known risks, including tax issues arising in M&A (e.g., S-corp, transfer pricing), tax-credit qualification (e.g., PTC, ITC), and contingent risks (e.g., pending litigation, successor liability risks, fraudulent transfer risks).

Prior to joining CAC Specialty, David a Vice President at McGriff, Seibels & Williams where he co-led the firm’s Transactional Insurance Practice.  He practiced law before that, first as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and then at King & Spalding LLP and Miller & Martin PLLC, where he focused on complex insurance coverage matters, post-acquisition disputes, and civil appeals.  David has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the county, including the United States Supreme Court.

David graduated as the valedictorian of Vanderbilt University of Law School in 2011 and earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Sewanee: the University of the South in 2005.

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David Barnes

Senior Vice President

David is a part of the Transactional Liability team at CAC where he specializes in negotiating, placing, and advocating for coverage on Representation & Warranty, Tax Indemnity and Tax Liability, and Contingent Risk Insurance across a range of industries (from healthcare to oil and gas) and deal sizes (from $5M to more than $1B).

David particularly enjoys using insurance solutions to address “dealbreaker” issues in transactions.  He partners with clients to help create bespoke insurance policies for an array of known risks, including tax issues arising in M&A (e.g., S-corp, transfer pricing), tax-credit qualification (e.g., PTC, ITC), and contingent risks (e.g., pending litigation, successor liability risks, fraudulent transfer risks).

Prior to joining CAC Specialty, David a Vice President at McGriff, Seibels & Williams where he co-led the firm’s Transactional Insurance Practice.  He practiced law before that, first as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and then at King & Spalding LLP and Miller & Martin PLLC, where he focused on complex insurance coverage matters, post-acquisition disputes, and civil appeals.  David has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the county, including the United States Supreme Court.

David graduated as the valedictorian of Vanderbilt University of Law School in 2011 and earned his B.A. summa cum laude from Sewanee: the University of the South in 2005.