Maria Quintero Co-Authors Article on Independent Counsel in CLM's Litigation Management Magazine

January 8, 2014
Litigation Management Magazine

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP attorney Maria S. Quintero authored an article in CLM's Litigation Management Magazine titled "Independent Counsel: Walk-In or Reservations Required?

The article discusses various conflicts and other problems that may arise when dealing with independent counsel. Ms. Quintero highlights potential conflicts and the insight into the selection of an independent counsel.

The article discusses how the insured's right to independent counsel is dependent on jurisdiction. It also covers the obvious and not-so-obvious conflicts that could arise from the duty to supply independent counsel. Examples and various situations that could arise in different jurisdictions are presented in the article as well as different views about selecting independent counsel. The article also offers insight into who has the right to make the selection and how that right may change depending on the circumstances between the insurer and insured. 

Read the full article "Independent Counsel: Walk-In or Reservations Required?" in Litigation Management Magazine.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.