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Steve Whitmer is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and chairs the Chicago Litigation Department. Steve focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters. Over the past twenty years, he has litigated disputes concerning breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and violations of restrictive covenants.
In particular, Steve focuses on insurance, reinsurance and insurance insolvency litigation. Steve has represented clients in proceedings before state insurance departments and in state and federal courts throughout the country. These matters have involved a wide variety of insurance industry disputes, including regulatory matters, contract analysis and policy filings. In addition, Steve has twenty years of experience representing state insurance guaranty funds in state and federal court actions. Recently, in two multi-billion dollar proposed mergers, Steve served as lead hearing counsel for a national health insurer in state insurance department approval proceedings.
For insurance industry disputes, Steve has arbitrated and litigated more than fifty breach of contract matters collectively involving hundreds of millions of dollars. His experience enforcing judgments and arbitration awards for insurance industry disputes in state and federal court proceedings spans the past two decades.
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