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									Butler Rubin Recognized as #1 Firm for
Insurance/Reinsurance in Annual Chambers USA
Law Firm Rankings
Eight Butler Rubin Lawyers Recognized for Excellence

June 16, 2010 06:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time  

CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Chicago-based law firm Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd
LLP has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year as the #1 firm in Illinois for “Insurance: Reinsurance
Litigation” by Chambers USA.

Six Butler Rubin reinsurance partners were individually ranked among the top reinsurance lawyers in Illinois,
including Julie Rodriguez Aldort, Ira Belcove, Doug Bond, Robert Hermes, Catherine Isely, and James
Rubin (named a “Star Individual”). Additionally, two Butler Rubin bankruptcy partners were individually ranked
among the notable practitioners in their field: Gerald Munitz (named a “Senior Statesman”) and Neal Wolf.

Chambers USA annually ranks U.S. law firms based on in-depth telephone interviews with law firm clients and other
attorneys. For the current U.S. directory, over 10,000 of these interviews were conducted by a team of 40 full-time
researchers over a period of six months.

The Chambers USA write-up for Butler Rubin is as follows:

Bankruptcy/Restructuring: “Litigation boutique Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP is home to two recognized
bankruptcy practitioners. Neal Wolf …is described as an ‘effective strategist who acts with poise in the courtroom.’
Of counsel Gerald Munitz also continues to earn the respect of the market. ‘Everybody knows him and so the
minute he gets involved, we get results,’ admiring clients say.” 

Insurance:Reinsurance Litigation: “‘Butler Rubin is renowned as one of the leading reinsurance firms in Chicago,
with talent from senior partner to associate level. It has more than 15 trial lawyers involved in reinsurance disputes
concerning insurers, underwriting agencies and claims managers. Clients admire the firm’s deep level of expertise and
highly responsive lawyers. Sources say: ‘I’m impressed with the group from top to bottom; the associates are very
smart and know the business as well as I do.’” 

The Lawyers: “One client calls James Rubin ‘the most impressive litigator I have ever seen,’ and this
sentiment is shared by many of his peers. Robert Hermes has more than 30 years' experience in reinsurance
disputes, in matters such as placement disclosures, claims handling and allocation of settlements. Ira Belcove is
acknowledged for his experience in reinsurance arbitration, particularly in matters involving environmental and
asbestos claims. Douglass Bond is another highly experienced attorney in the firm's reinsurance practice.
Catherine Isely has vast expertise in disputes involving toxic tort, claims handling and bad faith allegations. Julie
Rodriguez Aldort is admired for her ability to marry legal understanding with excellent business sense.” 

As part of Chambers ranking system, law firms and individual attorneys are ranked on a scale of 1-6. The qualities
on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial
awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. The rankings and
editorial comment about attorneys are independent and objective, and inclusion in this section of the guide is based
solely on the research team's findings.
Publishers since 1969, Chambers and Partners produce guides to the legal profession including Chambers UK,
Chambers USA, Chambers Global and Chambers Student. In addition, Chambers hosts major award ceremonies in
London and New York to honor the achievements of the world’s leading lawyers. More information about the
company can be found at www.chambersandpartners.com.

Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting
clients nationally and internationally in the core practice areas of reinsurance and commercial litigation, including
antitrust, competition law and opt-out antitrust litigation; business reorganization, bankruptcy and insolvency; class
action; and products liability and mass tort matters.

More information about the firm is available on its website at www.butlerrubin.com.

Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Andrea Gordon
Director of Marketing

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