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David C. McLauchlan
Current Employment
  • Company:
    The McLauchlan Law Group LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Founder and Managing Partner; focusing on arbitration and mediation of disputes: 2009 to present. See other current associations described below.

  • Address:
    401 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200
    Chicago, ILLINOIS 60611 United States
  • Phone:
    312-445-8544
  • Cell:
    312-550-1010
  • Fax:
    312-445-8540
  • Email:
  • Website:
    www.McLauchlanLawGroup.com
Offering Services as Expert Witness in:
Casualty Underwriting, Excess of Loss Reinsurance Agreements, Facultative Certificates, Insurance Underwriting, Liability Underwriting, Professional Liability Underwriting, Accident and Health Claims, Asbestos Claims, Aviation Claims, Directors Officers Liability Claims, Errors and Omissions Claims, Health Hazard Claims, Inland Marine Claims, Insurance Claims, Liability Claims, Pollution Claims, Professional Liability Claims, Property Claims, Reinsurance Claims, Toxic Tort Claims, Coverage / Contract Interpretation, Offshore / London Markets, Reinsurance Contract Wording
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    Lindemann Miller Siderius LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    David C. McLauchlan P.C. was a partner in the firm focusing on insurance coverage issues for primary and reinsurance carriers; corporate counseling; business litigation; arbitration and mediation: 2014 to September 1, 2015

  • Company:
    David C. McLauchlan P.C.
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    President, Shareholder: Chief Arbitrator and Mediator and Expert Witness. Became partner in the firm of Lindemann Miller and Siderius LLP in 2014-September 1, 2015. Firm: 2009 to Present.

  • Company:
    The International Arbitration and Mediation Group LLC
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Managing Member: International arbitration and mediation group. Chief administrator and head arbitration and mediation specialist. 2009 to Present.

  • Company:
    Locke Lord LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    Equity Partner 2007-08; Member of the Insurance, Reinsurance, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Professional Liability, IP Litigation, Aviation Law.

  • Company:
    Lord Bissell and Brook LLP
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    With the firm from 1972-2008: Equity Partner from 1980 to 2007 (firm merged in October 2007 to form the firm of Locke Lord LLP, see above); Associate Attorney with Lord Bissell and Brook from 1972 upon graduation from law school until elected to equity partner in 1980. While with the firm served on the firms Executive Committee, Chaired the Compensation and Technology Committees and served as practice group leader and Chair of the firms London Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group.

Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    Bradley University, B.A. degree 1969; Omicron Delta Kappa.
    University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. degree 1972, University of Illinois Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor; Member National Moot Court Team.
  • Degrees:
    BA 1969; Juris Doctor 1972
  • Designations:
    On January 14, 2009, the ARIAS-U.S. Board of Directors approved David McLauchlan as a Certified Arbitrator. ARIAS-U.S. has also approved him as a Mediator. He has completed the Northwestern University Mediation Skills Training program and the Advanced Mediator Training Program CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution. He is a Court certified mediator for the Circuit Court of Cook County for Major Cases in both the Law and Chancery Divisions, He is certified as a Mediator in the Courts of DuPage and Lake County, ILLinois. He is a certified mediator for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division. Court certified Arbitrator for the Illinois Mandatory Arbitration program, Chair qualified. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1972: admitted Illinois Supreme Court, May, 1972; admitted United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, member of Trial Bar; admitted United States Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit and Federal Circuit, admitted United States Supreme Court. Admitted pro hace vice in over twenty other jurisdictions during his career. Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America. Fellow, American Academy of Alternative Dispute Resolution; certified arbitrator CIArb.
  • Other Information:
    Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, American Bar Association: Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Law, Construction Law, Aviation Law, Tort and Insurance Law, Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Law Committees; Chicago Bar Association; Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association. Board Member Foundation Board: Special Olympics Illinois.
Breakdown of Experience
  • Asbestos
    20%
  • Excess/Surplus Lines
    15%
  • Environmental/Pollution
    10%
  • Professional Liability/Errors &, Omissions
    10%
  • Toxic Tort
    5%
  • Product Liability
    5%
  • Commercial Liability
    4%
  • Catastrophes (Casualty)
    4%
  • Catastrophes (Property)
    4%
  • Accident & Health
    2%
  • Construction Defects
    2%
  • Contract Wording
    2%
  • Architects &, Engineers
    2%
  • Aviation
    2%
  • Third Party Administrator
    1%
  • Libel/Slander/Media Liability
    1%
  • Intellectual Property
    1%
  • Insolvencies
    1%
  • Personal Lines
    1%
  • Political Risk
    1%
  • Life
    1%
  • Automobile Liability/Property
    1%
  • Energy
    1%
  • Employment Practices Liability
    1%
  • Directors &, Officers
    1%
  • Long Term Disability
    1%
  • Bad Faith/ECO
    1%
By Market
  • U.S. Market:
    40%
  • U.K. Market:
    60%

Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 60/40%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 40/60%

Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 15
    As Counsel: 100
ARIAS Experience

Workshops, as Trainee: 2; March 2008, September 2009

Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; February 2010

ARIAS Conference Faculty: 1; Spring 2017

Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 6

As an Umpire: 12

As Outside Counsel: 15

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
3
Appointed as an arbitrator.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Umpire Experience
Number of Arbitrations
12
Acted as an umpire through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
1
Acted as Lead Counsel through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
1
Acted as Lead Counsel through to an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
4
Acted as Lead Counsel through to an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
2
Acted as Lead Counsel through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least one full day and less than three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
7
Acted as Lead Counsel through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Biography

Mr. McLauchlan has been practicing law for over 30 years and concentrates his practice in arbitration and mediation, complex business litigation, insurance coverage, professional liability and reinsurance law. He has been certified as an Arbitrator and Mediator by ARIAS-US for over ten years; He received training as a mediator from Northwestern University and advanced training from CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution. He has also received training in International Arbitration from The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch and is certified by CIArb as an arbitrator. He is Court certified mediator and arbitrator.

David has successfully handled numerous major cases around the US including matters involving business, insurance, reinsurance, construction law, professional liability, intellectual property, aviation law and asbestos claims and environmental coverage issues. He has tried cases in State and Federal Court and handled arbitration and mediation proceedings all over the United States and in the United Kingdom. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers, the Leading Lawyers Network, Best Lawyers in America, America's Top 100 Attorneys-for his Lifetime Achievements and is AV peer rated as published by Martindale Hubbell.

After a successful career as a partner with the law firm of Lord Bissell and Brook, which became Locke Lord LLP, David retired from that firm and founded his own firm. He now concentrates his practice in Arbitration, Mediation and Business Litigation. In addition to practicing law David is involved in numerous charitable organizations including past service as a member of the Foundation Board of Illinois Special Olympics and as a member of the Misericordia Homes Family Association. David is an avid golfer, motorcyclist and aviation enthusiast. He has been a licensed instrument rated pilot for over 15 years.