Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP Acquires Insurance Litigation Team From Howrey

CHICAGO - A pair of high-profile insurance litigators from Howrey LLP has joined Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP as partners in the Insurance Policyholder Practice and Litigation groups. The hiring of Jill B. Berkeley, who will chair the Insurance Policyholder Practice Group, and Seth D. Lamden brings a renewed focus to the firm's already-strong insurance practice.

Berkeley, regularly listed in industry publications and legal directories as one of the best insurance attorneys and leading female lawyers, represents policyholders and claimants in insurance coverage disputes involving toxic torts and hazardous wastes, environmental pollution, construction, products liability, intellectual property, first-party property, business interruption and excess liability matters.

In addition to her robust litigation practice, Berkeley offers her clients strategic advice on insurance coverage to help them manage risk. She has counseled clients in connection with all types of insurance policies, including directors' and officers' and professional liability, commercial general liability, first-party property and builder's risk, and personal and advertising injury liability.

Lamden has litigated high-stakes insurance disputes for corporate and individual policyholders for more than 10 years. Through this experience, he has developed the skills to quickly analyze a client's situation and devise a plan for success, whether that be through negotiation, mediation or litigation. In addition to being an astute litigator, Lamden counsels policyholders on the spectrum of insurance matters, including maximizing coverage prospects while defending lawsuits, coordinating the defense and settlement of claims involving multiple insurers, negotiating settlements with solvent and insolvent insurers and drafting contractual insurance specifications and indemnity agreements.

Neal Gerber Eisenberg is a Chicago-based law firm of nearly 175 attorneys spanning 23 practice groups. For more information, visit www.ngelaw.com.