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Neil B. Posner

Much Shelist, P.C.

Chicago, IL, USA


Neil Posner counsels his clients on the complexities of buying and maintaining insurance, and using insurance as part of an overall risk-management program. Chair of the firm's Policyholders' Insurance Coverage group, Neil focuses on insurance recovery and dispute resolution, risk management, loss prevention and cost containment. His clients include public and private companies, organizations, boards of directors, individual officers and other policyholders.

“In my experience,” observes Neil, “clients want solutions to their insurance problems, not more litigation. So we try to solve their insurance problem with creativity, and with an eye on the economics.”

In addition to counseling clients with regard to ongoing and future insurance requirements, Neil helps policyholders resolve all types of insurance coverage disputes, through negotiation, litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and settlement.

Neil also practices extensively in the area of lawyer’s professional liability, which includes counseling lawyers and law firms on professional responsibility and ethics matters. He has served as an expert witness in this area, and speaks and writes extensively on the subject.

Neil is a member of the American Bar Association, serving on the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation and as co-chair of the Committee’s Ethics and Professionalism Subcommittee. He serves on the ABA's Center for Professional Responsibility CLE Committee, and is a member of the ABA's Business Law Section. Neil also is a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. As a regular speaker at industry and legal seminars around the country — and author of articles and educational materials for dozens of conference training sessions — Neil has given presentations on issues as diverse as securities litigation, directors’ and officers’ insurance, change-of-control situations, errors and omissions insurance, non-traditional insurance options, cyber liability, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, negotiating policy provisions and considerations, maximizing insurance coverage, recovering e-commerce and Internet claims, and directors’ and officers’ liability in consumer class action matters. Neil has taught insurance law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Neil serves as General Counsel of Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides camp experiences and other education and excursion programs that allow children with cancer to just be kids.

Neil also serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Child & Family Services, which provides help, healing and caring services throughout the Chicagoland community.

In addition, Governor Pat Quinn appointed (and the Illinois Senate confirmed) Neil to serve on the Quality Care Board of Illinois, which monitors and oversees the operations, policies and procedures of the Office of Inspector General for the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Neil is a trained classical pianist, and performs frequently with the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, and elsewhere.

PRACTICE GROUPS

Policyholders’ Insurance Coverage
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Health Care Law
Wealth Transfer & Succession Planning
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