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January 2012

Eight Attorneys from Clausen Miller Join Chicago Office of Gordon & Rees

Gordon & Rees's Insurance Group has grown with the addition of eight new attorneys who have joined the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees from the Clausen Miller law firm.

The group, led by partners Randall Marmor and Scott Schmookler, includes Lee Ann Galowich, Alex MahlerRegina Ripley, Ellen Van Vechten, and Craig Jacobson, who begins on February 7. The move was announced jointly by Gordon & Rees’s firmwide managing partner, Dion Cominos, and Hayes Ryan, managing partner of the Chicago office.

The new group of attorneys focuses on insurance coverage advice and litigation, with a specific focus on disputes involving fidelity and surety bonds, directors and officers liability, and professional liability. In addition to defending dozens of bad faith cases in courts throughout the Midwest, the group has experience on matters throughout the United States in its capacity as national coverage and monitoring counsel for certain London market insurers, companies and sureties. 

"We are extremely pleased to welcome these talented attorneys to Gordon & Rees and  look forward to their being part of our expansion efforts in the Midwest,” said Cominos. 

Echoing these sentiments, Hayes Ryan added, that “on behalf of Ryan Brown, who has led the Insurance practice in our Chicago office and myself, we are delighted to have these attorneys join the Gordon & Rees ranks.  Their practice is very complementary to ours, and we look forward to working with them and offering these expanded capabilities to our clients.”