Hinshaw Partner Leo Lagomasino Appointed Chair of DRI’s Life, Health and Disability/ERISA Committee

January 19, 2017

Leonor (Leo) M. Lagomasino, a Miami-based partner in the Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Litigation Practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has been appointed chair of DRI’s Life, Health and Disability/ERISA (LHD) Committee. She has since 2014 served as the LHD Committee's vice-chair and also has held the roles of program chair and membership chair.

Lagomasino represents many of the life, health and disability insurance industry's leading insurers. On their behalf, she defends against individual and ERISA claims and prosecutes rescission and agent-related claims. Lagomasino frequently speaks at national seminars on life, health and disability topics and is a contributing author on ERISA compendiums and a reinsurance/arbitration blog.

Lagomasino also represents banks, commercial real estate companies, commercial property owners in complex business litigation, leveraging her financial and tax accounting background to provide skilled representation. She helps these clients effectively and practically resolve disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty, lender liability, corporate dissolutions, leasehold disputes, breach of contract, appraisals of real property, bid irregularities, collections, and commercial real estate evictions and foreclosures.

Lagomasino earned her J.D. (1988) from the University of Florida College of Law and her B.B.A. (1983), cum laude, from Loyola University New Orleans.

Hinshaw has one of the leading Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Litigation Practice Groups in the United States. The group represents leading insurers, welfare and pension benefit plans, self-insured retention groups, plan administrators, fiduciaries, and managed health care organizations across the country, and serves as regional counsel for several companies.

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.