Overview

Teresa is Co-Chair of the firm’s Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group. She has handled numerous arbitration hearings and court cases, including matters related to coverage and allocation, treaty interpretation, late notice, bad faith, misrepresentation and nondisclosure allegations, claim handling, actuarial standards for calculating IBNR, and agency issues. Teresa provides counseling on contract wording and coverage issues, assists clients in assessing their rights against insolvent insurers, and drafts commutation and settlement agreements. She represents both ceding insurers and assuming reinsurers.

During law school, Teresa served as Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992)
  • University of Illinois  (B.A., summa cum laude, 1989)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • ARIAS-U.S., Quarterly Editorial Board, Co-chair

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers®, Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance
  • Illinois Super Lawyers®
  • Leading Lawyers, Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law
  • Chambers USA, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Reinsurance, Illinois
  • Lawdragon, America’s Leading 500 Lawyers
  • The Legal 500 United States, Insurance (Recommended Attorney)
  • Corporate Counsel, National Women in Law Honoree, 2018
  • Business Insurance, Women to Watch, 2017
  • Intelligent Insurer, Most Influential Women in Reinsurance, 2017
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Bronze Tablet