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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009: Insurance: Coverage Litigation

Chambers & Partners has compiled its independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide — which is designed to reflect market opinion — contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2009 review of national legal talent in the area of "Insurance: Coverage Litigation," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Illinois Ranking: Tier 2

The insurance coverage practice at Kirkland & Ellis is an integrated part of the commercial litigation department, which offers a deep bench of trial experience. "The senior partners are seasoned trial lawyers who rank among the best in the country, their ability to marshal resources and prepare cases is phenomenal," declared one interviewee. The team is largely oriented toward policyholder work, while D&O and general liability cases signify other key areas of strength. In recent highlight work, the lawyers represented Bally Total Fitness in a large lawsuit against its D&O insurers, and acted for Boeing in products liability cases concerning reported defects in telecom satellites. Michael Foradas combines an active coverage practice with general commercial litigation. He has been busy in recent years working on numerous general liability, products liability, D&O and business interruption cases.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2009 —