Courthouse Plaza
199 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
ph: 802-863-2375
dir: 802-846-8352

A director in DRM’s Business Law and Captive Insurance groups, Zaw Win has a diverse practice with a focus on advising captive insurance companies and risk retention groups on matters related to organization, licensing, governance and operations.  He also helps advise clients on general corporate and commercial issues, including transactional matters, corporate governance, and restructurings. 

Prior to joining DRM, Zaw spent 6 years as an associate in the New York office of Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

  • Regularly advises captive insurance companies and risk retention groups on all aspects of their formation and operations including corporate governance, complex, multijurisdictional loss portfolio transfers, redomestications, and disputed withdrawals. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and small, family-run businesses.  Industries include higher education, hospital systems, manufacturing and financial institutions.
  • Counsel to the debtors (a large financial institution and its affiliates) for six years in chapter 11 cases arising out of the 2008 financial crisis, including: the negotiation, litigation and settlement of claims filed by Fannie Mae and various large banks and hedge funds; the sale and other disposition of significant real estate assets owned by the debtors; and the resolution of related adversary proceedings pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Vermont Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008 Articles Editor, Vermont Law Review

Johns Hopkins University, MAT

Admissions & Clerkships

New York State, 2009

Vermont, 2015

United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2009

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2009

Memberships & Activities
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Legislative Committee, Vermont Captive Insurance Association, Former Chair
Accolades & Awards

Listed in Chambers & Partners as an Associate to Watch 2018

Courthouse Plaza
199 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
ph: 802-863-2375
dir: 802-846-8352
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