Butler Rubin Recognized As Top Tier Firm In 2014 Chambers USA Law Firm Rankings

Partner James Rubin Receives National Recognition for Reinsurance; Six Butler Rubin Lawyers Recognized for Excellence in Illinois

CHICAGO, May 23, 2014 – The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA as a top firm in “Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance: Illinois” for the ninth consecutive year.  In addition, founding partner James Rubin received national recognition as one of the best of the industry.

Six Butler Rubin reinsurance partners were individually ranked among the top reinsurance lawyers in Illinois, including Julie Rodriguez Aldort, Ira Belcove, Robert Hermes, Catherine IselyJames Rubin and Teresa Snider.

According to the Chambers USA report:  “[Butler Rubin is] acknowledged as one of the leading reinsurance practices in the state. Represents major industry clients across the country in broad range of disputes, including mortgage insurance litigation, managed care litigation and related commercial litigation.  [The firm has] ‘unmatched experience and value in the reinsurance dispute space.  For matters that must go to trial or hearing, they are the best in my view.’  ‘They’re a leading firm in the reinsurance space.’”

Chambers USA also commented on Butler Rubin’s lawyers:

Julie Rodriguez Aldort focuses her practice on reinsurance and commercial litigation. Areas of her expertise include latent claims, D&O liability and workers’ compensation.”

Ira Belcove is a respected attorney who has deep experience of reinsurance and complex business litigation matters.  He counts Old Republic among his clients, and frequently represents the organization in high-profile litigation against major US banks.”

Robert Hermes is cited by one client as possessing ‘broad knowledge of the industry legal players, including arbitrators and umpires.’  He is also lauded as ‘an excellent trial lawyer and strategic thinker.’”

Catherine Isely recently successfully co-defended major client TIG Insurance against claims brought by AIU Insurance.  Sources say: ‘She’s very straightforward, her clients know all of the issues, good and bad, and she doesn’t sugar-coat anything.’”

James Rubin is universally acclaimed for his vast reinsurance litigation and arbitration practice.  Areas of his expertise include asbestos and environmental matters.  Clients appreciate his ‘thorough, insightful and balanced case evaluation, exceptional trial preparation, commitment and oral advocacy.’  [He] is widely acknowledged as one of the nation’s premier reinsurance attorneys.  A client describes him as ‘totally brilliant, very factual, and doesn’t get carried away by emotion.’”

Teresa Snider is praised by clients as ‘an excellent attorney in the field of reinsurance arbitration.’  She has a wide-ranging practice and represents both ceding insurers and assuming reinsurers.”

Chambers USA annually ranks U.S. law firms and individual lawyers based on in-depth telephone interviews with law firm clients and other attorneys.  For more than 20 years, Chambers has published independent and objective research-based directories of the legal profession.  The organization currently employs more than 150 full-time researchers who interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team’s findings.  More information about Chambers USA can be found atwww.chambersandpartners.com.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust litigation and competition law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance coverage; managed care litigation; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.