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CLAUSEN MILLER ATTORNEYS AT LAW

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10 SOUTH LASALLE STREET
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60603
TEL 312.855.1010

ONE CHASE MANHATTAN PLAZA
39TH FLOOR                         CLAUSEN MILLER   ATTORNEYS AT LAW
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10005
TEL 212.805.3900

26 CORPORATE PLAZA, SUITE 150
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA 92660
TEL 949.720.4000

ONE GATEWAY CENTER, SUITE 2600
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102
TEL 973.645.0564

2100 MANCHESTER ROAD
SUITE 1700, BUILDING C
WHEATON, ILLINOIS 60187
TEL 630.668.9100

70 WEST RED OAK LANE
WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK 10604
TEL 914.697.4850




HEXTALL ERSKINE SOLICITORS
28 LEMAN STREET
LONDON E1 8ER U.K.
TEL 44.207.488.1424

FAUVET LA GIRAUDIÈRE ET ASSOCIÉS
92 AVENUE D'LENA
75116 PARIS, FRANCE
TEL 33.1.40.73.88.88

STUDIO LEGALE CORAPI
VIA FLAMINIA, 318
00196-ROMA
TEL 39.06.32.18.563
SOLID COURTROOM SKILLS MEET DILIGENT
LEGAL SCHOLARSHIP AT CLAUSEN MILLER.
Since the firm’s inception in 1936, Clausen Miller has offered clients prompt, accurate evaluation
of legal issues and disputes. While the firm’s foundation is still in serving the insurance industry,
its scope now includes a wide range of areas from fire, explosion and catastrophic losses to
international, employment and corporate law. As innovators of new approaches in appellate law
and other areas, our attorneys continue to value the traditions that distinguish the firm from so
many others: strong business litigation skills born of courtroom experience; geographic growth
that meets client needs; and mentoring and development of great trial lawyers.


Although CM is a top-notch litigation firm, our attorneys do not rush to try every claim or dispute.
We provide clients with the analysis they need to determine whether disputes should be settled,
litigated or mediated. Yet when litigation is necessary, each case is approached aggressively
and comprehensively.


One of the nation's largest law firms, Clausen Miller has established an international presence
beyond its offices in Chicago, Newport Beach, Newark, New York City, Wheaton, and White
Plains. Clausen Miller Europe, a multinational partnership of attorneys, has offices in England,
France and Italy. Indeed, the firm’s practice has extended to matters in Africa, Australia, New
Zealand, South America and Taiwan. It is this geographic reach, both locally and internationally,
that is a key strength when meeting the complex needs of clients at home and abroad.
                                                INSURANCE/COUNSELING
                                                Clausen Miller has served the industry in all areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage for over
                                                sixty-five years. With a thorough knowledge of insurance law and a keen understanding of the
                                                relationship between the legal and business climates, our attorneys provide prompt and insightful
                                                coverage opinions even in emerging areas where the law is unsettled. The firm’s comprehensive
                                                in-house brief and databank contains volumes of insurance-related treatises, texts, memoranda
                                                and opinions covering even the most esoteric insurance topics.


                                                CM’s coverage practices serve as national or regional counsel for numerous insurers both domestic
                                                and foreign. In addition, the firm has been retained to provide advice on policy drafting, treaty

WHILE THE FIRM’S FOUNDATION IS STILL IN         interpretation and new insurance product offerings.



S E RVING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY, ITS SCOPE     Clients keep abreast of legal developments through the CM Report of Recent Decisions,
                                                CM Report - New York, and other timely newsletters. Further, the firm offers seminars on: risk
                                                management; the gathering, presentation and preservation of evidence; and election and
NOW INCLUDES A WIDE RANGE OF AREAS              use of expert witnesses.


FROM FIRE, EXPLOSION AND CATA S T R O P H I C
LOSSES TO INTERNATIONAL, EMPLOYMENT
AND CORPORATE LAW.




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INSURANCE/LITIGATION                                                                                  BUSINESS LITIGATION & REPRESENTATION
Our attorneys have defended insurers, insureds and self-insured entities in matters ranging from      The firm’s culture of litigation training, which has developed from our founding insurance practice,
aviation to admiralty and maritime, construction to claims-handling practices, environmental          has created a cadre of excellent trial lawyers. For a wide range of clients, our attorneys provide
to employment, first-party property to fidelity/surety, mass tort to medical malpractice, product     counsel and representation on matters involving contracts, employer-employee relations, antitrust
to premises liability, and toxic tort to transportation. To fully protect client interests, Clausen   policies, copyright and trademark registration and litigation, tax work, estate planning and
Miller handles all facets of a case from trial through appeal. The firm has been on the forefront     probate for individuals, closely held corporations, financial institutions, trade associations, newly
of the litigation of reinsurance claims on behalf of both reinsured and reinsurers at home and        formed businesses, partnerships, non-profit organizations and joint ventures.
abroad. When appropriate to serve client needs, the firm’s lawyers embrace alternative dispute
resolution strategies.                                                                                Our attorneys advise financial institutions on regulatory compliance for bank holding companies
                                                                                                      and banking subsidiaries, and handle negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured
As part of its comprehensive insurance service, CM has built an acclaimed loss-recovery/subrogation   commercial loan transactions. In addition, our attorneys handle litigation arising from indirect financ-
practice representing national and international carriers and self-insureds throughout the country    ing, consumer issues, shareholder derivative suits, fidelity bond matters and lender liability suits.
and around the world. The firm has developed innovative and hard-hitting theories of recovery,
and regularly advises clients that have suffered large losses. In addition, clients are met with a    The firm has vast experience in expedited proceedings including injunctions, actions for accounting,
response of centralized reporting, accounting and overall quality consistency.                        receiverships and declaratory judgments. Our clients are advised on enforcement, interpretation
                                                                                                      and defense of covenants not to compete, trade secrets, confidentiality agreements and violations
Clausen Miller has represented clients in disasters including the Milani Foods catastrophe, an        of intellectual property rights.
explosion destroying 30 homes and businesses – the largest single property damage loss since
the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; the McCormick Place Fire, “an inferno that destroyed the world's      CM focuses on implementing fair and affordable solutions, by utilizing new ways to resolve
largest exposition hall”; the Chicago Flood, “the multi-billion-dollar flooding of 50 miles of        disputes promptly and effectively, whether by appraisal, mediation, arbitration or other alternative
underground tunnels that shut down Chicago's Loop business district”; the First Interstate Tower      dispute mechanisms.
Fire, a high-rise fire described by the LA Fire Department as the most devastating fire in
Los Angeles history; and the Jewel Foods Fires, a conflagration in a warehouse that served 200
Midwest supermarkets.


With such a long history of insurance litigation as a core practice area, our attorneys have gained
the skills and experience to provide our clients with larger-scale business litigation services.




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INTERNATIONAL
As U.S. entities have sought to expand their business around the world, and foreign businesses
have sought to enter the U.S. market, Clausen Miller’s international practice has expanded
accordingly over several decades. The firm’s culturally sensitive attorneys have responded
effectively to the legal needs of business communities across the globe, handling matters in
locations ranging from Asia to the Caribbean. Further, our attorneys have participated in a variety
of international privatization projects in Eastern Europe.


The firm’s network of worldwide counsel ensures clients receive consistent representation wherever
they are located. The establishment of Clausen Miller Europe (CME), a multinational partnership
of solicitors and registered foreign lawyers headquartered in London with additional European
offices in Paris and Rome, further solidified a global presence. CME represents domestic and foreign
                                                                                                                CLAUSEN MILLER HAS HANDLED CASES ON
clients in aspects of administrative law, business formation, insurance, environmental protection
and finance. CME attorneys are active in the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Morison
                                                                                                                SIX CONTINENTS; OUR PERSONNEL SPEAK
International, the International Arbitration Institute of Paris, and the Italian Association for Arbitration.
With such a firm global foothold and experience in cross-border matters, Clausen Miller counsels                FRENCH, GERMAN, GREEK, HEBREW, ITALIAN,
both foreign and American companies in taking full advantage of new opportunities at home and
abroad, whether international arbitration and litigation, transnational joint ventures or acquisitions.         JAPANESE, RUSSIAN, SERBIAN, SPANISH,
                                                                                                                SWEDISH AND UKRAINIAN.




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                                               APPELLATE
                                               The firm conducts a renowned national practice in post-trial and appellate advocacy. In a unique
                                               approach, it is the appellate attorney, in counsel with the trial attorney, who handles the
                                               post-trial motion and appeal. The skills of Clausen Miller’s appellate attorneys are forged from
                                               a background of trial work, thus fostering a superior ability to identify and analyze legal issues.
                                               Concentrating on the complex, highly technical and evolving discipline of appellate procedure,
                                               the firm’s appellate attorneys have the experience that is critical to planning and executing effective
ATTORNEY EXPERIENCE INCLUDES LITIGATION        post-trial and appellate strategy.


OF LOSSES RELATIVE TO PETROLEUM AND            Clients faced with adverse trial decisions or the potential for a complex appeal arising from cases
                                               handled by other law firms often retain CM’s appellate team. The Appellate Practice Group spans a

PETROCHEMICALS, TOXIC CONTA M I N AT I O N ,   broad spectrum of practice areas, achieving landmark victories for clients in state and federal courts.



COMPUTERS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,         AN INTEGRATED PRACTICE
                                               Often, client matters require legal skills outside a specific practice area. As a result, several
FIRE AND EXPLOSION, GASES AND CORROSIVES,      lawyers who concentrate in different fields of law may be called on to join the case team.
                                               This integrated approach minimizes formal divisions by practice area and maximizes the firm’s
REACTOR FAILURE AND PRODUCT FA I L U R E .     flexibility in client service.


                                               The practice areas listed below may have expanded from a core litigation practice, or been
                                               developed to meet new client needs. Please contact Clausen Miller for more details about
                                               CM attorneys’ proven skills in:


                                               • Boiler and Machiner y              • E-Commerce                                 • Mold Law
                                               • Civil Rights                       • Employee Benefits and ERISA                • OSHA Defense
                                               • Construction and Crane Law         • Excess and Surplus Insurance               • RICO Defense
                                               • Directors and Officers             • FELA

				
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