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Kevin Dreher
OVERVIEW

Kevin B. Dreher
Partner

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694

Ann Arbor

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Suite A-3300
P.O. Box 511
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

P 312-214-8308

F 312-759-5646

OVERVIEW

Kevin B. Dreher
Partner

Chicago

One N. Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Grand Rapids

171 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2694

Ann Arbor

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive
Suite A-3300
P.O. Box 511
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

P 312-214-8308

F 312-759-5646

A litigator and trial lawyer, Kevin Dreher focuses his practice on insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders, complex commercial litigation, and dispute-related counseling. He represents policyholders and other commercial parties throughout the United States and abroad, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders.

A litigator and trial lawyer, Kevin Dreher focuses his practice on insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders, complex commercial litigation, and dispute-related counseling. He represents policyholders and other commercial parties throughout the United States and abroad, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders.

OVERVIEW

A litigator and trial lawyer, Kevin Dreher focuses his practice on insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders, complex commercial litigation, and dispute-related counseling. He represents policyholders and other commercial parties throughout the United States and abroad, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for policyholders.

For nearly 20 years, Kevin has represented policyholders in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes, including long-tail environmental, toxic tort and asbestos claims under general liability policies; losses stemming from natural disasters and from COVID-19 under first-party and business interruption insurance; securities and fiduciary duty claims triggering directors and officers (D&O) liability coverage; and losses under ocean cargo marine and storage policies. 

Kevin has worked through the intricacies of policies dealing with claims triggering fiduciary liability coverage; losses under cyber and crime and theft policies; claims under rep and warranty coverage; and more. 

He has also litigated and negotiated resolution of insurance disputes with virtually all major U.S. insurers and the London and Bermuda markets, and in courts across the U.S. and in international arbitrations. 

Further, Kevin represents and advises clients in complex commercial litigation disputes ranging from financial services and banking matters, outsourcing disputes, product liability, environmental and regulatory enforcement actions, class actions, securities and broker-dealer and related enforcement actions, white collar and corporate investigations, and product liability and mass tort defense matters.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors

Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2012
EXPERIENCE
Presentations
  • "Balancing the practical and reputational aspects of responding to industrial accidents and losses," 5th Annual Energy and Commodities Conference, Houston, Texas, Oct. 10, 2019
  • "Allocation and Reimbursement of Defense Costs," Lorman Education Services Webinar, May 20, 2019
  • "Reading and Understanding a Corporate Insurance Policy," Lorman Education Services Webinar, May 15, 2019
  • "Are You Protected from Cyber-Attacks, Data Breach, Wire Fraud, Phishing, Fraudulent Wire Transfers?," International Risk Management Institute, Inc. Energy Risk and Insurance Conference, Feb. 26, 2019
  • "How to Show the Value of Your Risk Management Department During Corporate Transactions," RIMS Indiana, Oct. 11, 2018
  • Directors and Officers Liability CLE, Live Webinar, July 26, 2018
  • Insurance Coverage for Personal and Advertising Injury, Webinar, Feb. 16, 2017
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: Current Topics and Key Issues, Lorman Education Services Webinar, Dec. 7, 2017
  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: Current Topics and Key Issues for 2014, Lorman Education Services Webinar, July 24, 2014
  • "Are You Covered? Understanding Vendor Endorsements," Association of National Advertisers, July 14, 2015
  • "Harmonizing Risk Transfer in Commercial Agreements and Insurance Policies," RIMS, New York, Jan. 20, 2015
  • Key Issues and Trends for 2012 in Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, Lorman Education Services, Dec. 17, 2012

These presentations occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

 
Publications
  • Co-author, "Trends and Developments - USA Chambers Global Practice Guide Insurance 2018,” Chambers Global Practice Guide-Insurance 2018, Feb. 28, 2018
  • Co-author, "Insurance Recovery Tips for Companies Suffering Damage after Recent Disasters: 2017 Hurricanes (Harvey, Irma, Maria, Nate), Earthquake (Mexico City), and Wine Country Wildfires (California)," The Policyholder Perspective, Oct. 26, 2017
  • Co-author, "Hurricane Harvey Makes 3 Landfalls," Law 360, 12 September 2017
  • "The Expanded French Class Action System May Impact Liability and Insurance Coverage For Corporations Domiciled and Doing Business in France," The Policyholder Perspective, Nov. 18, 2016
  • Co-author, "Lumbermens Liquidation: Deadline to File Liquidated Claims Extended to 2017," The Policyholder Perspective, Nov. 10, 2016
  • Co-author, "Harmonizing Risk Transfer: Avoiding Pitfalls With Additional Insured Provisions,” Policyholder Perspective, Feb. 5, 2015
  • "Containing Bad Actor Damage From Innocent Co-Insureds," Law360, Nov. 18, 2014
  • "Catch Me If You Can: Fake Doctor's Application Voids Coverage For Himself But Not For Innocent Co-Insureds,” Policyholder Perspective, Oct. 13, 2014
  • Co-author, "As Fear of Ebola Widens, Corporate Policyholders Seek To Prevent Loss While Insurers Seek To Exclude Loss," Today's General Counsel's Risk Manager E-Newsletter via JD Supra, Oct. 28, 2014
  • "Perception versus Reality:  ACE Adds an Ebola Exclusion Just in Case," Policyholder Perspective, Oct. 23, 2014
  • "Taking a Bite Out of Insurers' Claims Denials," Law360, April 23, 2013
  • "Reassessing Risks and Coverage of D&O Insurance,” Law360, Dec. 16, 2011
  • "Separating the Nuts from the Bolts:  Insurance Coverage for Product Liability Claims Alleging Property Damage," The John Liner Review, Feb. 2009
  • "Insurance Coverage for TCPA and FACTA Claims," The John Liner Review, Feb. 2008
  • "The Ripple Effect: Handling Contingent Business Interruptions claims in the Wake of a Catastrophic Natural Disaster," RIMS Magazine, May 2006
  • "The ‘Deemer’ Clause: Another Undisclosed Effort to Limit Coverage," Corporate Counsel, July 2004
  • "We Didn’t Really Mean ‘Intentional’: Structural Ambiguity Created by ‘Personal Injury’ Coverage," The Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, March 2004
  • "Enforcement of Standards of Care in the Long-Term Care Industry:  How Far Have We Come and Where Do We Go From Here", The Elder Law Journal, 2002

These publications occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

Teachings
  • Torts, Teaching Assistant to Professor David Meyer, University of Illinois College of Law, Fall 2002
  • Trial Advocacy, University of Illinois, Speech Communication Department, Fall 2001, Spring 2002
  • Introduction to Public Speaking, University of Illinois, Speech Communication Department, Fall 2001, Spring 2002
  • Torts, Teaching Assistant to Professor Tom Ginsburg, University of Illinois College of Law, Fall 2001
  • Statutory Interpretation, Teaching Assistant to Professor Elaine Shoben, University of Illinois College of Law, Fall 2001
  • Competitive Public Speaking, University of Illinois, Speech Communication Department, Fall 2000, Spring 2001

These presentations occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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