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BatesCarey LLP Receives High Marks in 2015 Chambers USA for Insurance: Dispute Resolution in Illinois

May 2015 | Category: News

Chambers and Partners has once again praised BatesCarey LLP for its representation of international and domestic insurers and reinsurers. Chambers recognized BatesCarey LLP as a specialist practice solely representing the insurance market on a domestic and international basis. The team has a wide range of expertise in insurance disputes, with strength in litigation and arbitration...

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Michael Passman Recognized For Contribution to Attorney Continuing Education Programs

March 2015 | Category: News

Michael "Mickey" Passman was recently recognized by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education for his contributions to attorney continuing education programs. Each month, Mickey's "Insurance Law" column addressing emerging topics and developments in Illinois insurance law is published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education in its e-update "Flashpoints."...

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Robert Bates to Lead an ABA Panel Discussion on Challenges Facing In-House Counsel in Giving Coverage and Reinsurance Advice in Tucson, Arizona

March 2015 | Category: Articles and Presentations

Robert J. Bates, Jr. will be leading a panel discussion entitled, "The Wall: A Close Look at the Persistent Problems Facing In-House Law Departments Simultaneously Giving Direct-Side Coverage Advice and Monitoring the Company's Reinsurance Program." The panel discussion is hosted by the ABA on March 6, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. The discussion will be led by Robert J. Bates of...

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Michael Skoglund to Lead an ABA Panel Discussion on Excess Exposure in Tucson, Arizona

March 2015 | Category: Articles and Presentations

Michael T. Skoglund will be leading a panel discussion entitled, "Exploring the Excess Exposure Playbook: What to Do (and Not Do) When a Claim Presents Exposure in Excess of Coverage." The panel discussion is hosted by the ABA on March 5, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. The discussion will be led by Michael T. Skoglund of BatesCarey LLP, Kelly Castriotta of Arch Insurance Group, Dana A. Ferestien of Williams Kastner & Gibbs, and William T. Um of Hunton & Williams, for the ABA Section of Litigation 2015 Insurance Coverage Litigation CLE Seminar.

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Patrick Bedell to Lead an ABA Panel Discussion on the Transition Between Primary and Excess Coverage in Tucson, Arizona

March 2015 | Category: Articles and Presentations

R. Patrick Bedell will be leading a panel discussion entitled, "Transition from Primary to Excess Coverage: Effortless Step or Grand Canyon Leap?" The panel discussion is hosted by the ABA on March 5, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. The discussion will be led by Patrick Bedell of BatesCarey LLP, Patrick J. McGrath of Navigant Consulting, William Howard of Zurich Insurance Group, and Benedict M. Lenhart of Covington & Burling, for the ABA Section of Litigation 2015 Insurance Coverage Litigation CLE Seminar.

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Kari Timm Brings Her Cyber Practice to BatesCarey LLP

January 2015 | Category: News

Kari Timm has joined BatesCarey LLP, and brings extensive experience in cyber and privacy insurance issues. Kari has been at the forefront of this new and developing area of insurance law. She currently serves as designated coverage counsel on multiple cyber facilities, and consults with foreign and domestic insurers on claims, underwriting, and product development in this burgeoning space. Kari counsels her clients on responses to data breaches and security incidents, as well as remediation efforts, and serves as coverage counsel on cyber and privacy liability claims. Before joining BatesCarey, Kari was a partner at Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP.

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Professional Liability Roundup

January 2015 | Category: Articles and Presentations

In recent months, courts have issued numerous decisions impacting both the liability exposures frequently seen on the professional liability front, as well as the insurance coverage issues arising from those liabilities. To keep you abreast of these developments, we provide below a summary of those recent professional liability decisions. As an overview, the decisions generally fall into these categories, addressing the following issues:

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Bates, Carey, Enriquez and Fleischer Receive Global Honor As Preeminent Insurance and Reinsurance Coverage Counsel

January 2015 | Category: News

Congratulations to Robert J. Bates, Jr., Scott L. Carey, Maria G. Enriquez, and Adam H. Fleischer who were recently selected to the prestigious international listing of Who's Who Legal: Insurance and Reinsurance 2015! London-based Who's Who conducted interviews and collected questionnaires and research from across the world to identify the preeminent insurance and reinsurance coverage attorneys in 59 different countries. We are pleased to announce that Bob, Scott, Maria and Adam were among those 559 attorneys worldwide that were ultimately selected for this recognition, with only 32 from Illinois.

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