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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010: Insurance: Dispute Resolution

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' 2010 review of national legal talent in the area of "Insurance: Dispute Resolution," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

Illinois Ranking: Tier 2

The Firm: This firm focuses on representing policyholders in commercial insurance coverage matters, and also covers D&O and general liability cases. It recently secured a multimillion-dollar arbitration award for Abbott Laboratories in response to its insurer, Illinois National, withholding prepaid insurance premium. The team continues to represent Union Carbide in insurance coverage litigation against more than 50 insurers in matters relating to insurer liability for all of its asbestos products liability and premises liability claims.

Sources Say: "You will only ever get good service from the lawyers here; they are thorough, responsive, creative and proactive."

Key Individuals: Michael Foradas is considered a powerhouse in the coverage litigation field. "He has fantastic tactical ability," say clients. Nader Boulos is the firm's rising star. He has experience of representing clients in a range of coverage issues, including comprehensive general liability insurance and D&O insurance.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2010 —