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Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

Insurance

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What the team is known for

Acts for an impressive roster of insurance industry clients on complex coverage disputes. Broad experience extends to encompass high-exposure, multiparty environmental, professional, asbestos and cyber insurance matters. Also noted for expertise handling toxic tort issues.

Work highlights

Represented two Liberty Mutual affiliated insurers, Ohio Casualty and Ohio Security, in an insurance coverage declaratory action in the Northern District of Illinois involving an underlying wrongful death claim brought against the insured, Truck Tire Sales, and the City of Chicago by the estate of the underlying claimant.

Notable practitioners

David Schoenfeld is frequently called upon by insurance carriers for representation in complex coverage disputes, including large-scale class action claims.
"He is a very bright lawyer."

Lynn Murray operates a multifaceted commercial disputes practice with a focus on complex insurance coverage litigation.
"She's an excellent trial lawyer."

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Overview

Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Chicago office focuses on business litigation, primarily in banking and financial services, securities, insurance and reinsurance, antitrust, employment and labor, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Shook Chicago team has significant business and commercial litigation experience, particularly in breach of contract, insurance coverage, fraud and fiduciary issues, as well as class action and complex litigation.

Shook insurance attorneys have handled litigation, arbitration and appeals involving coverage for toxic torts and environmental contamination; product liability; business torts; premises liability; professional and fiduciary liability; credit union and bank fraud; punitive damages; advertising injury; construction defects; and intellectual property claims. Clients also look to us for advice and ongoing consultation, including analysis of existence of coverage, claims handling, regulatory matters and other issues affecting their day-to-day business operations. Shook clients have included major insurance companies, often in complex coverage litigation across the U.S. involving billions in disputed insurance proceeds. 


Members
Clients

CNA Financial

Fireman’s Fund

GEICO

Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual, Safeco, Nationwide, GEICO, CNA Financial

Mutual of Omaha

Nationwide

Safeco

Industries

Insurance and Reinsurance

Insurance

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

firm
Location

111 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 4700

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60606

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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


David Schoenfeld
Band 2
Lynn H Murray
Band 2