Clark Hill Attorney John D. LaBarbera Presented as a Panelist to the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Meeting

Mar 5, 2009

CHICAGO , IL – Clark Hill attorney John D. LaBarbera presented as a panelist at the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Meeting. The seminar took place February 26-28, 2009 in Los Angeles , CA . For more information, please visit www.abanet.org .


John D. LaBarbera is a member in Clark Hill’s Chicago office. He represents insurers in all aspects of their business, including claims counseling, litigation, and dispute resolution. His practice includes the handling of issues involving commercial, primary, umbrella, excess and surplus lines, and reinsurance. Mr. LaBarbera has tried to verdict and regularly advises clients with respect to bad faith, fraud, spoliation of evidence, and other extra-contractual matters. He is also co-editor of the Insurance Quarterly.


Prior to practicing law, Mr. LaBarbera was employed with various insurers in both the health and life and property casualty industries most recently overseeing the handling and resolution of various pollution and toxic tort matters, as well as various matters relating to environmental coverage issues, including litigation, mediation and arbitration. He is licensed to practice in the Illinois state courts, as well as the United States District court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits and has appeared as pro hac vice counsel in courts throughout the United States.
Publications & Speeches


Author, “Stranger Originated Life Insurance – A Review of the Law on Insurable Interest,” American Bar Association TIPS Life Insurance Quarterly Newsletter, July 2007.


Speaker, “Personal Injury and Advertising Injury Coverage Under Commercial General Liability Policies,” Chicago Bar Association Commercial Litigation Committee, November 2006.


Author, “To Err is Human, Even for Lawyers,” ABA GP Solo Journal, October 2005.
Co-Author, “Reforming the Asbestos Question: State Ventures Where Congress Fears to Tread (and the beat goes on…),” ABA Litigation Mass Tort Newsletter, Fall 2005.


Co-Author, “The IDC Monograph: The Collateral Affect of the Alford Pleas on the Actual Innocence Rule in Legal Malpractice Actions,” IDC Quarterly, First Quarter, 2005.


Author, “Appellate Court of Illinois Affirms Application of Actual Innocence Rule in Legal Malpractice Action Arising from Underlying Criminal Plea Agreement,” IDC Quarterly, first quarter, 2005.


Co-author, “Intellectual Property Claims: Covered or Not,” Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Coverage Seminar, Spring 2001.


Speaker at the November 2002 Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Insurance Coverage Nuts and Bolts Seminar.



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