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February 2023

Gordon & Rees’ Chicago Office Continues Expansion with Esteemed Healthcare Team

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, the nation’s first and only law firm with offices in all 50 states, is pleased to announce the addition of partners Diane E. WebsterKaren V. Nathan, and associate Luca J. Giovine to the firm's Chicago office. 

The group brings substantial litigation and trial experience in complex civil litigation, medical and healthcare, products liability, insurance, and general liability defense.  

Diane Webster served as the Chicago office managing partner at her former firm, where she was the first woman in that firm’s history to be appointed to the role. She also served on its executive committee, hiring committee, and attorney life committee. In addition, she was active in the firm's mentoring program and was the former co-chair of the Hispanic/Latino attorney network.

Ms. Webster is a trial attorney who defends her clients in various civil litigation, including medical and healthcare litigation, products liability, pharmaceutical liability, and medical/surgical device litigation. These clients include hospitals, physicians, insurance companies, medical/surgical device companies, state and county governments, major league baseball organizations, corporations, and school districts. Her practice also encompasses premises liability, municipal law, and government litigation. She practices in all aspects of insurance and general liability defense involving allegations of sexual abuse, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, and wrongful death. In commercial litigation, Ms. Webster also defends class action lawsuits alleging violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).  

“Diane is a powerhouse attorney with a decorated career of success and years of celebrated leadership under her belt,” said Stephanie Jones, Co-Managing Partner of the Chicago office. “She is a well-respected member of the bar, and we look forward to working alongside Diane and her team as we continue to grow the Chicago office.”

“Diane and her team are a tremendous addition to our office. Diane is a widely respected trial attorney and leader in the Chicago legal community, and we are thrilled to welcome this dynamic group to our firm,” said Brian Roth, Co-Managing Partner of the Chicago Office.

Karen Nathan represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals in state and federal court medical malpractice litigation. She also has extensive experience representing healthcare professionals before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. In addition, she counsels healthcare institutions on risk management and policies to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and best practices. Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Nathan worked extensively as a registered nurse in critical care. She maintains an active nursing license in solidarity with her healthcare practitioner clients and stays current on medical best practices and technological advancements.

Luca Giovine represents healthcare businesses and medical professionals in medical malpractice disputes. He also represents commercial entities and insurance companies on various civil litigation matters, including commercial litigation and personal injury defense. 

The team is also joined by Rachelle Schulte and Lisa Kohlndorfer, two experienced and talented paralegals in healthcare and other litigation.

Luca J. Giovine
Karen Nathan
Diane E. Webster