Rajab Abbassi is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of the Financial Institutions and Insurance Transactions & Regulatory Practice Groups. Rajab’s practice focuses on corporate transactions in the insurance industry, and he has advised on many of the most significant transactions in the industry over the last 15 years. He regularly advises on mergers and acquisitions, reinsurance transactions, joint venture transactions and strategic investments, as well as securities offerings and other corporate transactions. Rajab also frequently counsels boards of directors and senior management on strategic and governance matters.

Since 2016, Rajab has been ranked annually by Chambers USA, as a leading practitioner in Insurance Transactional and Regulatory matters. Clients describe him as “off the charts intelligent” and note that he is a “super knowledgeable” “subject matter expert” who "stands out for his knowledge and ability to provide practical advice [when dealing with] complex law and issues." He has also been recognized as an “M&A Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting Group and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005New York


  • Fordham University School of LawJ.D.2004
  • Rutgers UniversityB.A.2000