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Insurance & Reinsurance 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

John Mathias Jr receives sweeping acclaim for his long-standing experience in insurance and reinsurance litigation.


John Mathias is the chair of Jenner & Block's internationally prominent insurance and reinsurance claims and counselling group, which has a broad-based practice representing policyholders in insurance coverage litigation and insurers in select reinsurance disputes. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 35 years of commercial litigation, arbitration and jury trial experience. He has represented CSX Transportation, HSBC, Southern California Edison, General Electric, Genworth, General Dynamics, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, Union Pacific Railroad, American Electric Power Company, Fiserv, Canada Life Assurance Company, London Reinsurance Group, Sunbeam, Peoples Energy, GKN North America, CIGNA, Guardian Industries, Berlin Steel and many others in substantial insurance and reinsurance disputes.

He is co-author of the treatises Insurance Coverage Disputes (Law Journal Press 1996) and Director & Officers Liability: Prevention, Insurance and Indemnification (Law Journal Press 2000). He has served as co-chair of the insurance coverage litigation committee of the American Bar Association's section of litigation, and he has served on the governing council of the section of litigation. He has lectured and written frequently on developments in insurance coverage law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College.

Jenner & Block is a full-service law firm with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, London and Washington, DC.

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