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Michael Wakefield

Senior Vice President – Transactional Insurance Practice Leader

Michael leads the Transactional Insurance practice at CAC Specialty, specializing in negotiating, placing, and advocating for coverage with respect to Representation & Warranty Insurance, Tax Indemnity/Liability Insurance, and Contingent Risk Insurance.

Michael’s past experience includes placements of transactional insurance policies across a wide range of deal sizes and industries.  These include, for example, R&W placements in healthcare, energy, financial services, technology, and other industries; tax placements covering issues related to S Corp qualification, tax credits (PTCs and ITCs), and internal reorganizations; and contingent risk policies with respect to litigation and successor liability issues.

He has significant prior experience litigating (as outside counsel) and advocating for coverage (as leader of a broker’s financial-lines claims team) under Representation & Warranty, Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, Cyber, and other lines of coverage.

Prior to joining CAC Specialty, Michael was most recently a Vice President at McGriff, Seibels & Williams.  He practiced law before that, first as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta.

Michael earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law (high honors; Order of the Coif) and his B.A. from The University of Mississippi (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa), where he also lettered in baseball.

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Michael Wakefield

Senior Vice President – Transactional Insurance Practice Leader

Michael leads the Transactional Insurance practice at CAC Specialty, specializing in negotiating, placing, and advocating for coverage with respect to Representation & Warranty Insurance, Tax Indemnity/Liability Insurance, and Contingent Risk Insurance.

Michael’s past experience includes placements of transactional insurance policies across a wide range of deal sizes and industries.  These include, for example, R&W placements in healthcare, energy, financial services, technology, and other industries; tax placements covering issues related to S Corp qualification, tax credits (PTCs and ITCs), and internal reorganizations; and contingent risk policies with respect to litigation and successor liability issues.

He has significant prior experience litigating (as outside counsel) and advocating for coverage (as leader of a broker’s financial-lines claims team) under Representation & Warranty, Directors & Officers, Professional Liability, Cyber, and other lines of coverage.

Prior to joining CAC Specialty, Michael was most recently a Vice President at McGriff, Seibels & Williams.  He practiced law before that, first as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and then at King & Spalding LLP in Atlanta.

Michael earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law (high honors; Order of the Coif) and his B.A. from The University of Mississippi (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa), where he also lettered in baseball.