CHICAGO, ILL. (February 27, 2014) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Paul L. Langer has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Commercial Litigation Practice Group and Insurance Coverage Litigation Team.
“We are delighted to welcome Paul to the firm,” said Jeff Davis, chair of the Insurance Recovery litigation subgroup, which specializes in helping businesses establish insurance coverage. “Pairing his knowledge and experience around insurance litigation with our existing team immediately boosts our ongoing efforts to become one of the nation’s preeminent policyholder firms.”
“The firm is thrilled to have Paul joining us,” said firm chair Kimberly Leach Johnson. “His expertise working for businesses with insurance issues furthers our strategic goals of providing clear distinguishable expertise and exemplary client service to our clients.”
Prior to joining the firm, Langer was a partner at Proskauer Rose LLP. He practices in the areas of insurance coverage, general commercial, product liability, and class action litigation, providing counsel to a broad range of corporate clients in federal and state courts across the country. Langer also has significant experience representing policyholders in various areas, including commercial liability policy disputes involving environmental, product liability, toxic tort, antitrust, intellectual property and construction defect claims; coverage disputes involving health care entities, managed care claims, ERISA and fiduciary duty claims; and employment practices liabilities policy disputes involving discrimination, sexual harassment, termination and unfair labor practices claims.
In 2012, Governor Pat Quinn appointed him to serve as a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
“Joining Quarles was an obvious step for me,” said Langer, “because the firm’s national presence, combined with its clear practice strength in my area of law, provides me with the opportunity to take what I do best to the next level.”
Langer is listed in Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Litigation. He earned his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.
Insurance Coverage Litigation at Quarles & Brady LLP
The firm’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Team includes lawyers who focus on representing policyholders, in numerous industries and across the country, in disputes against insurers involving a broad range of policies and claims, from long-tailed claims triggering historical property and casualty coverages to claims involving the latest permutation of directors & officers liability coverage. The team represents clients in pre-suit disputes and litigation at all phases, from trial through appeal, and also performs coverage analysis and provides advice outside of the litigation context on such topics as the tendering of claims, negotiating with insurers in their handling of claims, monitoring policies and coverage and assistance with policy renewals and coverage audits.
About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 460 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies.