Hinshaw Expands Insurance Industry Practice in Chicago

July 2, 2024

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Brian E. Mahoney has joined the firm’s Insurance Industry group as a partner in the Chicago office. He brings significant private law and in-house counsel experience in the insurance industry, handling litigation related to a wide range of claims, along with extensive arbitration experience.

“Brian adds litigation depth to our insurance practice in Chicago,” said Scott Seaman, co-chair of the firm’s global Insurance Services Practice Group. “With his previous experience as in-house counsel with a major insurance company, he also brings welcome insights into our client’s business practice and goals. We’re thrilled that he’s joined our team. To serve our clients, we continue adding important talent in the Midwest along with our significant growth on the East, West, and Gulf coasts."

Licensed to practice in Illinois and California, Mahoney represents companies from various industries in insurance coverage matters related to environmental issues, asbestos claims, bankruptcy, and business liability. He has served as outside general counsel for small businesses. Earlier in his career, he served for several years as in-house counsel at a leading national insurance company. Since 2006, Mahoney has been an arbitrator with the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program, serving as chairman since 2012.

He decided to join Hinshaw because of the firm’s widely renowned litigation and insurance practices, in addition to the extensive resources the firm offers.

“Hinshaw allows me to expand my practice and better serve my clients in complex litigation matters and insurance coverage claims,” Mahoney said. “I have worked with the firm’s attorneys on client matters over the course of my career, and I have always been impressed by Hinshaw’s capabilities and strong track record of success.”

Mahoney earned his B.A. in economics from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Stanford University Law School.

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