John Sarchio

 Partner New York
Phone: +1 212.895.4207
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

John Sarchio is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Insurance/Reinsurance and Corporate groups. He represents a broad range of clients in insurance-related transactional and regulatory matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and financings; reinsurance transactions; self-insurance and captive programs; and regulatory consulting and compliance. His transactional experience also includes demutualizations, reciprocal conversions, bank-insurer affiliations, and mutual insurer mergers, as well as insurance securitizations, catastrophe bond transactions, reinsurance sidecar transactions, XXX/AXXX reserve financing transactions, and other insurance-linked securities transactions.

John also represents insurance industry clients in regulatory matters before the state insurance departments of Florida and New York, advises financial services and professional services clients on their D&O and professional liability insurance programs, and counsels non-insurance clients regarding their risk management and corporate insurance programs.

In addition, John has advised various state insurance departments and foreign governments on insurance-related legislative matters, including drafting Vermont's Captive Insurance Act and the U.S. Virgin Islands' Exempt Companies Act and Exempt International Insurers Act.


Admitted to practice: Florida, New York, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2020: Ranked in Insurance Law
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers: 2004 and 2006-2008: Ranked in Insurance
  • Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2013 and 2015: Included in Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers


  • "Oklahoma's Insurance Business Transfer Act: Objections Overruled?" Law360 (October 19, 2018). Authors: Laura Foggan, John Sarchio, Richard G. Liskov, and Jarad Schaeffner
  • "U.S. Regulation of the Solvency and Insolvency of Allen Multi-National Insurers," New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 103 (September 2013). Co-Author: John Sarchio.
  • "Auditing the Adults: U.S. Insurance Regulators' Increased Focus on Non-Insurer Parents," LIMRA Regulatory Review (January 2013). Co-Author: John Sarchio.

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Aug.16.2019 The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 49 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year
Aug.15.2018 The Best Lawyers in America 2019 Recognizes 38 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Oct.31.2017 The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Recognizes 40 Crowell & Moring Lawyers
Jul.05.2017 Experienced Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Lawyers John Sarchio and Richard Liskov Join Crowell & Moring’s Insurance/Reinsurance and Corporate Groups