Nicholas Novak is an partner who serves as coverage and litigation counsel to domestic and international insurers in matters involving various forms of professional liability coverage, including D&O, E&O, and EPL coverage. Nicholas has served as counsel with respect to complex insurance claims such as securities fraud class action lawsuits, derivative actions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, employment-related litigation and legal malpractice litigation. He has represented primary and excess insurers in connection with the most significant D&O and E&O industry exposures, including the credit crisis and subprime meltdown.

Nicholas also has extensive experience in first-party property insurance and casualty matters including evaluating coverage under a variety of property and casualty policies and drafting policy language. Nicholas’ experience includes handling major property losses, business interruption claims, commercial general liability matters, and builders risk claims. Nicholas has represented property and casualty insurers in federal and state courts seeking declarations supporting coverage determinations, defending against bad faith claims, and pursuing subrogation in large commercial property losses.

Nicholas has been appointed as a member of the ABA TIPS Technology Committee.  The TIPS Technology Committee provides guidance to assist with TIPS online presence, and serves as a technology resource to Section committees, among other services.  Nicholas is also Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Professionals' Officers' and Directors Liability Committee, Employment Law & Litigation Section, and a Liaison for the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA.


“We’re Going to Make It After All,” Employment Law & Litigation Newsletter, Summer 2015, by Nicholas Novak and Tyler Volm.

"Spoliation and Insurance Coverage," CLE Presentation to Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Association, Insurance Coverage Committee, October 11, 2011.