Butler Rubin Recognized as Top Tier Firm in 2016 Chambers USA Law Firm Rankings

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

CHICAGO, June 7, 2016 – 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 11th consecutive year.  In addition, founding partner James Rubin received national recognition as one of the best of the industry.

Five Butler Rubin reinsurance partners were individually ranked among the top reinsurance lawyers in Illinois, including Ira Belcove, Robert Hermes, Catherine Isely, James Rubin and Teresa Snider.

According to the Chambers USA report: “[Butler Rubin is a] boutique firm renowned on both the local and national stage for its outstanding expertise in reinsurance disputes. Handles the most significant and complex litigation and arbitration proceedings for some of the industry’s biggest players, including reinsurers, ceding companies and claims managers.”  Clients told Chambers, “I have found their efforts on our behalf to be exceptional; they are some of the best lawyers in this area in the whole country.  They have enormous experience and knowledge in reinsurance disputes.”  “They’re excellent – real specialists and very much at home in that specialized space.”

Chambers USA also commented on Butler Rubin’s lawyers:

“Ira Belcove is a highly regarded attorney who wins praise for his high-quality expertise and proficiency in handling complex reinsurance cases. According to one client, ‘he is extremely involved, very thorough, exceptionally responsive and also extremely personable.’”

“Market sources ‘have a lot of respect’ for Robert Hermes and praise his strong oratory skills. His longstanding litigation practice includes significant experience in reinsurance matters.”

Catherine Isely is a ‘very proactive’ attorney who counsels industry clients on an array of insurance and reinsurance matters involving issues such as breach of contract and fraud.”

James Rubin … is a preeminent figure in the reinsurance arena, undertaking highly sophisticated cases across the USA.  ‘He is probably the best reinsurance guy I know,’ asserts one client, who adds: ‘In arbitration he just controls the room.’  This sentiment is echoed by his peers, who name him ‘leader of the leaders’ in reinsurance arbitration.”

“The ‘very smart, very capable’ Teresa Snider is regularly involved in complex litigation for major insurance and reinsurance clients.  She also counsels on a range of non-contentious matters.”

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 25 years, Chambers has published independent and objective research-based directories of the legal profession.  The organization currently employs more than 140 full-time editors and 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 at www.chambersandpartners.com.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known law firm assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; labor and employment law; reinsurance; insurance; healthcare litigation; and insolvency.