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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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Chairman: Peter D Sullivan  
Number of partners: 254
Number of other lawyers: 146

Firm Overview:
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a US based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm’s national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as the financial services sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities. Visit for more information and follow @Hinshaw on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Main Areas of Practice:

Insurance Practice:
For more than 80 years, domestic and foreign insurance companies have turned to Hinshaw for complete legal services. The firm’s advice and representation spans the full range of matters—including insurance coverage litigation and counseling, bad faith and class actions, reinsurance, corporate transactional, regulatory, insolvency insurance, and claims management—and it is well versed in the full panoply of commercial and personal lines of insurance. With a premier team of 130 diversified insurance lawyers—and working with our strategic partner law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP (RPC)—the firm offers leading insurers breadth and depth that is second to none.

Professional Liability:
The contemporary practice of law often feels like a high-wire act performed without a net. With every step, lawyers—and other professionals—may be subject to claims by clients, potential claims by nonclients, disciplinary proceedings and even criminal prosecution. The firm’s risk management professionals help lawyers, law firms, legal departments and other professionals minimize and manage these risks. The firm’s job is to help its professional clients avoid pitfalls and get them back on course when discipline, litigation or other setbacks are threatened or occur.

Consumer Financial Services:
The firm’s national consumer financial services group offers client-focused solutions in three core areas—mortgage servicing and lender litigation, consumer law and class action defense, and financial services regulatory and compliance counseling. It fully recognizes the financial and reputational stakes involved, along with the organizational shifts common to the industry. It doesn’t practice law in a vacuum because the firm appreciates that what a lawyer calls a legal challenge is an operational hurdle for the client. With the need to adapt and pivot, the firm knows that the financial services industry is driven by its customers, and its clients are what drive its business.

The firm offers one of the premier litigation practices in the United States. With more than 300 litigators coast-to-coast, it presents extraordinary depth and breadth of experience in business matters involving litigation, including commercial, bankruptcy, catastrophic litigation, employment, insurance coverage, intellectual property, professional liability, products liability, toxic tort, and white collar crime groups. The firm provides effective legal advocacy and pursues positive results driven by its clients’ unique requirements and goals.

Its corporate transactions team works with clients from a wide range of industries, including construction and real estate, distribution, financial services, food service, health care, insurance, hospitality, long-term care, manufacturing, retail, technology and transportation. The firm understands that every business has a unique DNA, and is made up of products, services, employees, clients, customers, suppliers, markets and more—all of which contribute to your growth and success. The firm leverages its industry knowledge into positive results for its clients.