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    Andrea Verney Kerstein is an associate in the Chicago office of Locke Lord LLP where she practices in the Firm’s business litigation and arbitration and insurance practice groups. Andrea has experience representing both local and international plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters.

    Representative Experience

    • Obtained a panel order granting reformation of a life reinsurance treaty and damages for breach of contract
    • Represented a life reinsurance company in an arbitration hearing regarding YRT Treaty rate increases
    • Obtained verdict as second chair in bench trial representing plaintiff industrial services company in breach of warranty matter
    • Represented a platform owner in litigation with the owner of a vessel that allided with the platform
    • Represents academic institutions as plaintiff in breach of royalty agreement claims
    • Served as lead counsel on behalf of defendant in fraudulent transfer action; obtained summary judgment for the defendant
    • Represents financial services company as lead counsel in breach of contract and tort action
    • Represents association defendant in lawsuit claiming various business torts; obtained dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction in original forum
    • Assisted in obtaining a multi-million dollar pre-trial settlement as plaintiff in lawsuit in a horizontal drilling products liability matter
    • Defended marketer of oil and gas assets against multi-million dollar counterclaims; case settled before trial with payment made to marketer
    • Represented UK-based well service provider in breach of warranty case
    • Assists in representation of oil and gas company in multi-million dollar suit alleging products liability, breach of warranty, and negligence-based claims
    • Assisted in obtaining confirmation of arbitration award for a marine service company
    • Obtained settlement in AAA arbitration against exploration and drilling company in construction-based breach of contract matter

    Professional History

    • Associate, Restructuring & Turnaround Practice, Huron Consulting Group, Chicago (2007-2009)

    Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

    • Named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers (2019-2020)
    • Member, State Bar of Illinois
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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