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Nationwide 12 13-11

  1. 1. Qualifications to Provide Legal Services to Nationwide InsuranceDecember 13, 2011
  2. 2. Who We Are: A Better Value Proposition• Established in 1991 by three attorneys• Today one of the largest minority-owned and managed law firms in the United States• Lawyers from DOJ, U.S. Attorney’s Office, General Counsel, Investigations Counsel, Partners from AMLaw 100 Firms• Experienced in many parts of the insurance industry• Based in Chicago, with national and international experience• Multi-lingual• AV-Rated 2
  3. 3. Recognitions• Named by In-House Counsel as one of the Top 500 Go-To Law Firms (Corporate Counsel magazine)• Leading Lawyers and Super Lawyers (Law & Politics and Chicago magazines)• American College of Trial Lawyers• American Board of Criminal Lawyers• International Academy of Trial Lawyers• America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Chambers USA)• Illinois Attorneys 40 Under 40 to Watch (Law Bulletin Publishing Company) C )• Chicago United – Business Leaders of Color• Leadership Greater Chicago 3
  4. 4. Areas of Practice• Commercial Litigation• Insurance Coverage• Compliance and Internal Investigations• Employment Litigation• Civil Rights• Energy and Telecommunications• Government Relations• Arbitrations and Mediations• Catastrophic Personal Injury• Products Liability and Professional Negligence• Real Estate and Privatization• Transactional and Public Finance 4
  5. 5. Sample ClientsNorthwestern Medical Faculty Foundation 5
  6. 6. Sample Clients 6
  7. 7. Our Expertise Serving the Insurance Industry 7
  8. 8. Sample Client List – Insurance Industry p y • Aetna • American F il P A i Family Properties ti • Aon Corporation • Bankers Life and Casualty • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association • Golden State Mutual • Lambent Risk Management • Mega Life & Health Insurance • Midwest National Life Insurance • Prudential Retirement 8
  9. 9. Representative Matters p Midlands/ Representation of TPA including evaluation of potential  Clarendon  coverage obligations to both its insured and the putative  Insurance additional insured.Metra/Interstate Representation of additional insured commuter railroad in  declaratory judgment action against vendor’s carrier. 9
  10. 10. Representative Matters pUS Oncology Represented landlord and lessor in a wrongful death case.   Negotiated with carrier to obtain coverage for insured and  N i d ih i b i f i d d successfully avoided having to seek declaratory relief or pursue  bad faith action.AmT CADC Venture,  Following coverage denial by title insurer, PJJ commenced LLC negotiations with carrier and successfully avoided having to  seek declaratory relief or pursue bad faith action. seek declaratory relief or pursue bad faith action We represent an insurance carrier sued in a Section 1983 civil rights suit Section 1983  alleging that the insurer had conspired with police officers and Civil Rights Claim prosecutors to deny insured’s home rental policy claim after a massive  fire at her home.  Plaintiff alleged that insurer had denied her claim in  bad faith after she was found not guilty in a criminal arson case. bad faith after she was found not guilty in a criminal arson case 10
  11. 11. Additional V l - CLE Addi i l ValuePJJ is an approved Accredited Provider for the MCLE Board of Illinois, and is pleased to offer its clients complimentary CLE programs (earning general or professional credits) in a variety of areas. 11
  12. 12. Sample CLE Suite• Internal Investigations and Attorney-Client Privilege• Attorney-Client Privilege and Whistleblower Reports• Trial Preparation – 60 Days Before Trial• The False Claims Act – What You Need To Know• Social Media – Examples in Litigation• Developments in Real Estate and Green Initiatives• Doing Business in China – Legal Challenges Facing New Investors/Entrepreneurs• Rules and Guidelines for Doing Business with the City of Chicago and State of Illinois 12
  13. 13. PUGH, JONES & JOHNSON, P.C. Pugh, Jones, g , ,Johnson & Quandt, P.C. 180 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 3400 Chicago, Illinois  60601 Chicago Illinois 60601 (312) 768‐7800 13