A commercial litigator for more than 30 years, Tony handles highly visible and complex lawsuits, including those against a former governor of Illinois, a U.S. congressman, a city mayor, and the son of a sitting U.S. president, as well as insurance coverage claims involving a sitting U.S. President and reinsurance obligations arising out of the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Tony has a national practice, having tried and arbitrated cases throughout the country. He represents financial institutions in lender liability, commercial disputes, fidelity bonds and closing protection letter claims. In representing a client, Tony focuses on solving the client’s problem. Sometimes that means taking the dispute to trial but most often the best result is to avoid or end litigation through a creative resolution that efficiently achieves the client's goals at a reasonable cost.
Tony also has extensive experience handling civil investigations to identify and recover losses on fraud, employee dishonesty or misconduct, and professional malpractice. Tony's approach is to seek a quick and cost-effective resolution, while being sensitive to business operations of the company. He frequently coordinates with criminal enforcement and regulatory agencies to maximize the recovery to companies victimized by fraud.
Additionally, he has substantial experience with reinsurance arbitration and litigation on behalf of both reinsurers and cedants. His reinsurance experience includes disputes over:
- Personal accident
- Individual disability insurance
- Workers' compensation carve out
- Warranty claims handling
- Claims reviews and auditing
- Oral agreements to reinsure
- Follow the fortunes and follow the settlements
- Letters of credit
- Fronting arrangements and obligations of ceding and assuming companies