Profile
Edward J Zulkey
Current Employment
  • Company:
    Baker & McKenzie
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    General Counsel of Firm (now Emeritus) and life long insurance/reinsurance litigator

  • Address:
    300 East Randolph Ste 4300
    Chicago, ILLINOIS 60202
  • Phone:
    3128612823
  • Cell:
    3124792026
  • Email:
  • Website:
    Baker & Mckenzie.com
Previous Employment
  • Company:
    None
  • Position(s) and Responsibilities:

    See current

  • Company:
    none
Credentials
  • Attorney:
    Yes
  • Education:
    BA Northwestern University, Economics and JD with honors U of Illinois
  • Degrees:
    BA and JD
Mediation Experience
  • Number of Mediations
    As Mediator: 5
    As Counsel: 50
Arbitration Experience

Number of Arbitrations

As an Arbitrator: 3

As Outside Counsel: 11

Arbitrator Experience
Number of Arbitrations
2
Appointed as an arbitrator.
2
Acted as an arbitrator through the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
3
Acted as an arbitrator through to final award after completion of an evidentiary hearing of at least three full days regarding the substantive merits of the parties' dispute.
Lead Counsel Experience
Number of Arbitrations
7
Retained and Acted as Lead Counsel, up to, but not including, the organizational meeting or the arbitration has only reached this stage.
3
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.
1
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

Ed Zulkey has been practicing insurance law with Baker & McKenzie for his entire career, including the arbitration of reinsurance disputes. He also became the Firm’s first General Counsel in 1994. He is listed in Euromoney Legal Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers, Illinois Super Lawyers as well as Naifeh and Smith’s The Best Lawyers in America. Ed is the author of “Litigating Insurance Disputes,” now in its twelfth edition. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law. In addition to his certification by ARIAS, he is also certified as an arbitrator by the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. He is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and the University of Illinois (J.D. with Honors) which has named him as a distinguished alumnus.