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Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Specializes in counseling policyholder clients on both noncontentious and contentious matters which include risk management, policy audits and recovery issues. Experienced in handling property/casualty, toxic tort and cyber insurance matters as well as general, product and professional liability disputes for a variety of industry sectors.

Strengths

"The firm has an impressive depth of talent and the ability to take on complex tasks."

"They do an excellent job of giving us practical advice."

Work highlights

Neal Gerber represented Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation in a long-running coverage dispute where the underlying issue was the client being named as a defendant in over 60 suits brought by patients alleging that sperm samples were damaged while being held in a cryogenic tank operated by the hospital.

Notable practitioners

Angela Elbert chairs the firm's insurance group and is retained by policyholders in coverage disputes arising out of a broad variety of claims.
"Angela is very practical and creative, with good instincts for where to go."

Jill Berkeley is recognized for her longstanding experience representing policyholders and claimants in high-value coverage disputes.
"Jill is responsive, respected and knowledgeable."

Paul Walker-Bright enjoys a strong reputation among public and private sector policyholders in Illinois for his expertise in bankruptcy, bodily injury and biometric privacy matters.
"Paul is very responsive and gives good, practical advice."

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Overview

Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Insurance Policyholder attorneys pair their expansive knowledge with exceptional litigation capabilities to resolve disputed insurance claims on behalf of policyholders in all types of dispute resolution proceedings, ranging from prelitigation advocacy and mediation to litigation and arbitration.

Our group’s services include coverage ligation and ADR; counseling on policy procurement and renewals, including analyzing proposed and existing policy language and negotiating manuscript provisions; advising on insurance requirements in mergers, acquisitions, contracts and risk management programs and assisting with insurance due diligence; and consulting with litigation and arbitration teams in which insurance assets are needed to conclude or fund settlements. For more information, including selected representative matters, visit www.nge.com/files/Uploads/Images/InsurancePolicyholder.pdf.

Our clients operate in the banking, building products, chemicals, construction, consumer products, electric utilities, financial services, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real estate development, retail, securities, telecommunications and transportation sectors.

Specializations

  • Complex Commercial Business and Consumer Action Torts
  • Construction Insurance
  • Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
  • Employment Practice Liability
  • Environmental & Toxic Torts
  • Intellectual Property, Computer & Internet Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability, Errors & Omissions
  • Risk Management

Members

Elbert, Angela R (Head of Department)

Berkeley, Jill B

Choi, Eric

Frye, Jason

Newman, Tonya

Walker-Bright, Paul

Walker-Bright, Paul R

Insurance

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

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Location

Two North LaSalle Street

Suite 1700

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60602-3801

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Illinois

Insurance: Dispute Resolution


Angela R Elbert
Band 1
Jill B Berkeley
Senior Statespeople
Paul R Walker-Bright
Band 3