I am an attorney and business advisor who is passionate about my clients’ needs, has an entrepreneurial spirit, understands and is pro business, has accounting experience and broad business acumen, and is a proven leader in the legal profession and in the community. I have spent almost 16 years in-house working for several insurance groups on a broad range of legal matters involving complex issues, including M&A, regulatory matters and other complex transactions, litigation, governance, IT and corporate. I have also spent five years in private practice and recently returned as a Partner at Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP. I bring a unique combination of experiences to bear on solving problems with my clients. In addition, I am Immediate Past President of the Chicago Bar Association; Immediate Past President of the Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program; and, an Adjunct Professor of the John Marshall Law School.
Specialties: (FOCUSES, Illinois lawyers cannot have specialties) Regulatory, corporate transactional, M&A, insurance regulatory, IT/vendor contracts, privacy, cyber security and insurance, non-profits, corporate governance, business advisor and counsel, compliance, outside GC, corporate secretary, compliance, litigation and litigation management, community involvement
Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in the core practice areas of reinsurance and commercial litigation, including antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; creditors’ rights; class action; and products liability and mass tort matters. I was hired to form and Chair the Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice group.