Mike is an experienced strategist and litigator helping insurance and reinsurance clients with their most complex commercial litigation needs.
His practice includes serving as lead counsel in a wide variety of business disputes, including corporate governance matters, reinsurance matters, insurance insolvency matters, securities and fraud litigation, antitrust litigation, and consumer class action litigation and contractual disputes.
Mike has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts in Illinois, New York, California, and other states, and in business arbitrations. He has also successfully argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits.
In recent years Mike has represented a credit insurer and a mortgage insurer in lawsuits and arbitrations in venues throughout the country on policy rescission and fraud as well as policy interpretation and coverage issues.
He is repeatedly named as a leader in publications including The Legal 500 United States (insurance law), The Best Lawyers in America (insurance law), Illinois Super Lawyers (business litigation) and the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s annual "Leading Lawyers" survey of the top lawyers in Illinois (commercial litigation).
Mike joined Butler Rubin in 2007 from Lord Bissell & Brook, where he had been a partner since 1983 and had served as chairman of the Business Litigation Department from 2001-2004. He served previously on Butler Rubin’s Management Committee.