Judge Patricia Brown Holmes (ret.) has stepped into the role of president of the Chicago Bar Association, an organization she has served tirelessly for decades.
Julie is a dedicated resource for summer associates and associates who want to sharpen their legal writing skills. She works one-on-one with lawyers and teaches workshops that address common writing challenges. In Chambers Associate, our associates called Julie "an invaluable asset to the firm."
Women in Law Empowerment Forum awarded Schiff Hardin its 2015 Gold Standard in Recognition of Integration of Women in the Firm for the 3rd straight year. Schiff Hardin was one of only eight firms in the nation to earn a perfect score.
A commercial litigator for more than 30 years, Tony handles highly visible and complex lawsuits, including those against a former Illinois governor, a U.S. congressman, a city mayor, and the son of a sitting U.S. president. His insurance coverage claims are equally recognizable and have involved a sitting U.S. President and reinsurance obligations arising out of the destruction of the World Trade Center.
Tony has tried and arbitrated cases throughout the country and represents financial institutions in lender liability, commercial disputes, fidelity bonds and closing protection letter claims. While working on these cases, he focuses on solving his client’s problems, not making a name for himself in the courtroom. Often that means avoiding or ending litigation through a creative resolution to achieve a client’s goals efficiently.
Tony’s extensive experience also includes civil investigations to identify and recover losses on fraud, employee dishonesty or misconduct, and professional malpractice. His main objective in these situations is to find a quick and cost-effective resolution that is most conducive to a company’s business operations. He frequently coordinates with criminal enforcement and regulatory agencies to maximize the recovery for companies victimized by fraud.
Tony also has substantial experience with reinsurance arbitration and litigation on behalf of both reinsurers and cedants. His reinsurance experience includes disputes over:
AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS)
American Bar Association
Section of Litigation
Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
Fellow, Leadership of Greater Chicago
Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy — Northwestern University (1998 – present)
“Can Arbitration Survive the Quagmire of Discovery?” Sixth Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York: Bridging Differences, New York, N.Y. (June 27, 2008)
The Albert C. Maule Urban Issues Forum
Evanston Community Foundation
Greater Chicago Food Depository
U.S. News & World Report (2016)
Thomson Reuters (2015)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2015)
U.S. News & World Report (2015)
Thomson Reuters (2014)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2014)
Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation (2013)
U.S. News & World Report (2014)
Chambers & Partners (2013)
Thomson Reuters (2013)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2013)
Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation (2012)
U.S. News & World Report (2013)
Chambers & Partners (2012)
Thomson Reuters (2012)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2012)
Chambers & Partners (2011)
Thomson Reuters (2011)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2010)
Chambers & Partners (2009)
Thomson Reuters (2009)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2009)
Chambers & Partners (2008)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2008)
Chambers & Partners (2007)
Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2007)
Chambers & Partners (2006)
Martindale-Hubbell (Since 1999)