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Reed Smith LLP

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Strong policyholder-focused practice that offers impressive bench strength with experience assisting across a wide range of insurance lines. Noted for skill in business interruption, professional liability, toxic tort and data protection coverage disputes. Boasts a strong roster of major domestic and multinational corporate clients.

Strengths

Interviewees note: "The team is diligent, cohesive and effective. They have a comprehensive approach to litigation and leave no stone unturned."

A commentator reports: "It is one of the leading firms in the Chicago insurance Bar. When you think of full-service insurance coverage, you think of Reed Smith."

Work highlights

Represented Anadarko Petroleum in litigation to recover over $100 million of defense costs incurred defending claims arising from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill of April 2010.

Notable practitioners

Carolyn Rosenberg attracts widespread praise for a contentious insurance practice that sees her represent a broad variety of corporate clients.
"She is a go-to lawyer on coverage analysis. She has a pragmatic approach, encyclopedic knowledge and could write her own policy from scratch." "She is a very smart attorney who understands the carriers and their perspectives and is very careful and thorough with insurance policies."

John Vishneski operates a market-leading practice representing policyholders in significant coverage disputes. His expertise includes advising on harmful exposure claims and handling complex arbitrations.
"He is productive, effective and insightful. His strengths include experience, knowledge and resourcefulness."

John Shugrue frequently acts for national and international corporate clients in environmental, personal injury and property damage-related claims, among others.
"He is a terrific and greatly experienced coverage lawyer with a very pragmatic approach to litigation." "He's a very impressive policyholder lawyer with a broad practice."

Stanley Nardoni is lauded for his strength across a broad range of coverage disputes, including those relating to commercial and employment liability claims.
"He is a real genius: if I have questions about a niche area of law he always has the answers." "He has encyclopedic knowledge of the case law and the insurance industry."

Thomas Marrinson counsels policyholders with regard to complex insurance issues, frequently representing clients in high-value coverage litigation, including those involving mass tort claims and D&O liability matters.
"He is super smart and has vast insurance industry knowledge. His input was invaluable." "He is a go-to for policyholder-side matters, he's so knowledgeable and is consistently strong."

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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


Carolyn Rosenberg
Band 2
John S Vishneski
Band 1
John Shugrue
Band 1
Stanley C. Nardoni
Band 3
Thomas A Marrinson
Band 2