Six CMN attorneys were recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in Illinois. Bill Chittenden and Don Murday were named Leading Lawyers in Commercial Litigation and Civil Appellate Law. David Novotny was named a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Class Action Defense, Insurance, Civil Appellate Law and Insurance/Reinsurance Litigation. Elizabeth Doolin was named a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Civil Appellate Law and Employment Law: Management. Joe Hasman was named a leading lawyer in Civil Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Insurance, and Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law. David Schmidt was named a Leading Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation. Distinction as a “Leading Lawyer” is the product of a rigorous selection process that focuses on recommendations from peers in the lawyer’s particular practice area followed by extensive discussion with other highly regarded lawyers in the same area of practice. Less than 5% of all lawyers in the State of Illinois are selected for this distinction.
The Chicago Bar Association’s Federal Civil Practice Committee has appointed Michael Galibois as the Committee’s Legislative Liaison for the 2014-2015 term. In this role, Michael will be responsible for submitting draft legislation proposed by the Committee, identifying pending legislation of interest to the Committee, and preparing the Committee’s official legislative comments.
Part of the Federal Civil Practice Committee’s mission is to improve civil litigation in the federal courts with jurisdiction over Chicago. And the Firm is proud of Michael’s new leadership role in service to Chicago’s legal community.
David Novotny’s article, “Discovery Limitations in Arbitration Proceedings: Is the Price of ‘Efficiency’ Really Worth It?,” has been published in the May 2014 issue of the DuPage County Bar Association’s monthly journal, the DCBA Brief. See attached article.
Elizabeth Doolin spoke at DRI’s Life, Health & Disability Committee Annual Meeting and Seminar in Chicago in April 2014. The topic was “Advanced Issues in Life Insurance: STOLI Wars and Interpleader Challenges.”
Chittenden, Murday & Novotny’s article “Recent Developments in Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Disability Insurance Case Law” was recently published in the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal at 49:1 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 233 (Fall 2013).
Recent Developments Article
David Schmidt spoke at the 2014 Eastern Claims Conference in New York City on February 24, 2014. The topic was “ERISA Update.” See attached article.
Don Murday spoke at the 2014 Eastern Claims Conference in New York City on February 24, 2014. This year, the topic was “Show Me The Money — Name them, Find them, Pay them!” See attached article.
The December 2013 issue of DRI’s For the Defense magazine features an in-depth examination of when a party’s litigation hold notice must go to third parties who may be in possession of documents and electronically stored information within the control of that party, written by CMN members Elizabeth Doolin and Julie Wall. This article presents crucial information for litigants about this rapidly-developing area of the law.