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Scott L. Schmookler


(312) 980-6779
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One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1996

B.A., Bradley University, 1993

Scott Schmookler is a partner in the firm's Chicago office. Mr. Schmookler's practice focuses on commercial and construction litigation, insurance coverage, and cyber security .
Mr. Schmookler frequently is retained to represent insurers in complex coverage disputes across the country. He has extensive experience representing insurers in coverage disputes, particularly in the areas of fidelity bonds, directors and officers insurance, and professional liability insurance. He regularly represents domestic and international insurers in coverage evaluation and litigation, has drafted policy language for different types of policies, and has developed different types of policies for a major insurer.
Mr. Schmookler regularly counsels clients on insurance issues relating to technology, cybercrime, cyber security, and data breaches. Representing insurers in claims under commercial crime policies, computer crime policies, cyber security policies, and data breach insurance policies, he provides advice of insurance claims arising from data breaches and cyber-attacks, coordinates remediation and regulatory responses, and litigates coverage disputes. Mr. Schmookler has been active in working with insurers in the development of new insurance programs and manuscripted coverages relating to cyber security and data breaches.
Mr. Schmookler also has extensive commercial and construction litigation experience as he counsels corporate clients on claims involving payment and performance bonds, breach of contract, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty.


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Iowa
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Fidelity Law Association
  • The Surety Claims Institute