Jim Rubin Elected To ARIAS-U.S. Board Of Directors

CHICAGO, December 19, 2012 – James I. Rubin, a founding partner of the Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP and co-head of the reinsurance litigation and arbitration practice, has been elected to the Board of Directors of The AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, ARIAS-U.S., for a three year term to begin in January 2013.  ARIAS is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes improvement of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration process for the international and domestic markets.

Rubin was named the “Global Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyer of the Year 2010” by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, in conjunction with the ABA Section of International Law; he has also been cited for excellence by Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, Lawdragon’s Leading 500 Lawyers, and Legal Media Group’s Top 25 American Insurance/Reinsurance Lawyers, among other accolades.

ARIAS seeks to improve the insurance and reinsurance arbitration process by providing training and education in the skills necessary to serve effectively on an insurance /reinsurance panel.  ARIAS is the leading trade association for the insurance and reinsurance arbitration industry.  It has over 1000 members, which include insurance and reinsurance companies, professional arbitrators, and law firms with substantial interest and involvement in the arbitration process.  Through conferences, seminars and publications, ARIAS seeks to strengthen the arbitration process to meet the needs of today’s insurance/reinsurance marketplace.

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 complex business disputes, including antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; mortgage insurance; credit insurance; insolvency; creditors’ rights; and products liability and mass tort matters.