Michael Marick is a partner of the Chicago-based national law firm, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. His thirty-six year legal career has been devoted exclusively to the representation of insurers and reinsurers in counseling, litigation and arbitration arising from long-tail liabilities (mass tort and environmental matters), professional liabilities, and a broad range of other high exposure matters. He has served as a professor of insurance law, an expert witness, and a reinsurance arbitrator/umpire. Chambers USA reports: “‘the brilliant, effective, and well-liked’ Michael Marick enjoys wide admiration for his insurance expertise and litigation skills… ‘He has an encyclopedic knowledge of insurance and is universally well respected by policyholders and insurers.’ Others enthuse about his ability to ‘take extremely complex situations, boil them down to a plan and then execute it.’” Michael has been acknowledged as one of the top thirty insurance and reinsurance attorneys in the United States by Euromoney Media Group’s The Best of the Best US. He has been an Editor of the Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook-A Practical Guide, since its inception.