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Jordan Lowe is an associate who concentrates his practice in the areas of coverage litigation, commercial litigation, and reinsurance. His practice includes providing litigation and pre-litigation counsel to insurance carriers and reinsurers on complex coverage issues. In addition to his coverage practice, Jordan represents domestic and foreign corporations in complex commercial litigation.

Jordan has represented insurance and reinsurance clients in coverage disputes involving mass shootings, concussion-related injury class actions, multi-district litigation, civil rights claims, long-tail environmental and health hazard claims, construction defect matters, negligent security claims, and public entity insurance disputes.  Jordan also defends first-party and third-party insurers against bad faith claims.  His practice spans well beyond Illinois, having appeared in courts and tribunals in over 15 states. 

In 2020, Jordan was selected to the Illinois Rising Stars list, a peer review designation recognizing no more than 2.5 percent of Illinois lawyers under the age of 40.

Representative Matters

Michigan Millers Mut. Ins. Co. v. Westport Insurance Corporation (f/k/a Employers Reins.), No. 1:14-cv-00151 (W.D. Mich.) Successfully represented reinsurer in a dispute against its cedent regarding the allocation between multiple reinsurance treaties of $14 million in loss and claim expense that the cedent incurred in connection with five underlying lawsuits, including bad faith claims for failure-to-settle.  Issues involved examination of bad faith liability as between umbrella and primary claims handling, as well as protection of reinsurer communications within its in-house legal department.

 

Walker v. North American Specialty Ins. Co., et al., No. 1:14-cv-69-WLS (M.D. Ga.) Obtained summary judgment ruling that excess insurer did not owe UIM coverage and did not act in bad faith in denying $5 million UIM claim on the grounds that the plaintiff’s settlement with the underlying primary insurer did not properly exhaust the limits underlying the excess carrier’s coverage.

Presentations

Safeguarding Against the Unpredictable:  Negligent Security and Active Shooter Claims (CLM Southeast Conference, October 2019)

 

Concussion Claims: Coming to a Head (Chicago, March 2015)

Publications

"Choice-of-Law Issues Regarding Coverage," in Insurance Law (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2020)

“CTE Before the Grave:  A Game Changer for Concussion Litigation,” in CLM Magazine (April 2018)

Transportation of Shale Oil and Gas Resources in Environmental and Health Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Development,  (Debra Kaden & Tracie Rose eds., 2016) (co-author)

"Choice-of-Law Issues Regarding Coverage," in Insurance Law (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015)