Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce Jonathan L. Schwartz has joined the law firm as a partner in its newly opened Chicago office. Jonathan, a member of the firm’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group, is the latest addition to the firm’s first Midwest office, which includes a team of prominent Chicago attorneys covering a diverse range of practice areas.
Jonathan concentrates his practice on insurance coverage litigation and counseling, including primary and excess commercial general liability, professional liability/errors and omissions, directors and officers liability, business auto, employer’s liability, and employment practices liability insurance policies. In addition, a mainstay of Jonathan’s practice is extracontractual actions against insurers. His practice has a nationwide focus, as he has represented myriad property and casualty insurers in matters from coast to coast. Jonathan also has significant appellate experience, based on his experience as a Staff Attorney at the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, as well as his involvement in more than 20 appeals while in private practice.
Jonathan holds a number of significant positions with the Defense Research Institute (DRI), including serving as Chair of the 2014 Insurance Coverage Practice Symposium and Vice-Chair of the 2014 Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute. He is also the Chair of the Insurance Law Committee’s Advertising Injury and Personal Injury Subcommittee and is a longtime member of the Insurance Law Committee’s Steering Committee.
Jonathan is a prolific speaker and writer on recent developments affecting the insurance industry, including authoring articles for publications such as New Appleman on Insurance and DRI’s The Voice and For the Defense. He is the former co-editor of DRI’s Covered Events monthly e-newsletter.
Jonathan was designated as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013.