Ryan Brown is the founding partner of the Chicago office of Gordon & Rees, and he currently works from the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Louis offices. Mr. Brown is a litigator whose practice focuses primarily upon insurance coverage and professional liability defense matters.
In his insurance coverage practice, Mr. Brown has successfully litigated numerous complex coverage issues through judgment, including issues of insurer bad faith, rescission, estoppel, interrelatedness, and late notice. Mr. Brown also serves as the firm’s national relationship partner with several international insurers, and he oversees the handling of claims for certain D&O, E&O, and Cyber programs underwritten by the London insurance market. In addition to his insurance coverage practice, Mr. Brown regularly defends professionals, including lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals, and insurance producers, in civil and administrative proceedings throughout the Midwest.
In addition to his core practice areas, Mr. Brown has successfully litigated complex and contentious disputes involving employment issues, unfair competition, commercial agreements, business torts, intellectual property, white collar crime, consumer class actions, and wrongful death.
U.S. District Court, Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar
American Bar Association