Photograph of Richard G. Liskov

Government Experience

  • New York—Deputy Superintendent, New York State Insurance Department (now the New York State Department of Financial Services); Assistant Attorney General, State of New York


  • Brandeis University, B.A. (1971) magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (1974) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar


  • New York

Insurance/Reinsurance – Insurance Companies Emerge from Bank-Like Oversight

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Crowell & Moring's Regulatory Forecast 2018

Regulatory Forecast 2018

Richard G. Liskov

 Senior Counsel New York
Phone: +1 212.803.4028
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Richard Liskov is a member of Crowell & Moring's Insurance/Reinsurance Group. Richard provides a comprehensive range of insurance regulatory services to insurers, reinsurers, producers, and financial institutions dealing with licensed insurers. He is a former deputy superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department (now the New York State Department of Financial Services) and a former assistant attorney general for the state of New York, in which capacity he handled litigation for the Insurance Department among other state agencies.

Richard helps clients navigate the process of forming new insurance and reinsurance ventures, including captive insurers; advises on securing and maintaining all regulatory approvals and licenses to market and sell insurance products; and provides counsel on new liability exposures and insurance coverage issues. He also advises insurers, as well as other financial services firms and corporate conglomerates, on insurance M&A transactions, such as purchases and sales of active insurers and reinsurers, including cross-border deals. His work in this area includes securing all required insurance regulatory approvals.

He has also counseled insurance producers and banking clients as to regulatory compliance and has supervised the response of clients to regulatory investigations in the insurance sector.

Richard Liskov is serving as a lecturer on U.S. insurance regulation for the Spring 2019 semester at Boston University Law School Graduate Program in Financial Services Compliance. He was a lecturer-in-law and adjunct faculty member at Columbia Law School from 2012 to 2017.


Admitted to practice: New York, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, New York City Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee


  • New York Super Lawyers, 2007–2009, 2013–2018

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Insurance Issues for Consumers," The New York City Bar Association, New York, NY (March 21, 2019). Presenter: Richard G. Liskov.


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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
Oct.15.2018 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
Jul.05.2017 Experienced Insurance Transactional and Regulatory Lawyers John Sarchio and Richard Liskov Join Crowell & Moring’s Insurance/Reinsurance and Corporate Groups