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Scott L. Schmookler

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(312) 980-6779
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Chicago
One North Franklin
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60606


Education

J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1996

B.A., Bradley University, 1993

Scott Schmookler is a partner in the firm's Chicago office.  Mr. Schmookler's practice focuses on insurance coverage, cyber security and commercial litigation.  

Mr. Schmookler frequently is retained to represent insurers in complex coverage disputes across the country.  He has extensive experience representing insurers in coverage disputes, particularly in the areas of fidelity bonds, directors and officers insurance, and professional liability insurance.  He regularly represents domestic and international insurers in coverage evaluation and litigation, has drafted policy language for different types of policies, and has developed different types of policies for a major insurer.

Mr. Schmookler regularly counsels clients on insurance issues relating to technology, cyber crime, cyber security, and data breaches. Representing insurers in claims under commercial crime policies, computer crime policies, cyber security policies, and data breach insurance policies, he provides advice of insurance claims arising from data breaches and cyber attacks, coordinates remediation and regulatory responses, and litigates coverage disputes.  Mr. Schmookler has been active in working with insurers in the development of new insurance programs and manuscripted coverages relating to cyber security and data breaches.

Mr. Schmookler also has extensive commercial litigation experience as he counsels corporate and individual clients.  His experience includes the successful resolution of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty cases, defense of actions against condominium and real estate developers, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He counsels corporate clients and financial institutions on UCC issues involving negotiable instruments and banking related matters.  He has represented clients in various types of banking disputes, and has extensive experience with Article 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code. 

Mr. Schmookler is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Fidelity Law Association and the Surety Claims Institute.  He is a frequent lecturer and scholar in the area of insurance coverage, cyber security and data breaches, fidelity and surety. 

Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Iowa

Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
The Fidelity Law Association
The Surety Claims Institute

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Contact

(312) 980-6779

sschmookler@gordonrees.com


Offices

Chicago

Education

J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1996

B.A., Bradley University, 1993

Scott L. Schmookler

Partner

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Biography

Scott Schmookler is a partner in the firm's Chicago office.  Mr. Schmookler's practice focuses on insurance coverage, cyber security and commercial litigation.  

Mr. Schmookler frequently is retained to represent insurers in complex coverage disputes across the country.  He has extensive experience representing insurers in coverage disputes, particularly in the areas of fidelity bonds, directors and officers insurance, and professional liability insurance.  He regularly represents domestic and international insurers in coverage evaluation and litigation, has drafted policy language for different types of policies, and has developed different types of policies for a major insurer.

Mr. Schmookler regularly counsels clients on insurance issues relating to technology, cyber crime, cyber security, and data breaches. Representing insurers in claims under commercial crime policies, computer crime policies, cyber security policies, and data breach insurance policies, he provides advice of insurance claims arising from data breaches and cyber attacks, coordinates remediation and regulatory responses, and litigates coverage disputes.  Mr. Schmookler has been active in working with insurers in the development of new insurance programs and manuscripted coverages relating to cyber security and data breaches.

Mr. Schmookler also has extensive commercial litigation experience as he counsels corporate and individual clients.  His experience includes the successful resolution of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty cases, defense of actions against condominium and real estate developers, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. He counsels corporate clients and financial institutions on UCC issues involving negotiable instruments and banking related matters.  He has represented clients in various types of banking disputes, and has extensive experience with Article 3 and 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code. 

Mr. Schmookler is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Fidelity Law Association and the Surety Claims Institute.  He is a frequent lecturer and scholar in the area of insurance coverage, cyber security and data breaches, fidelity and surety. 

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Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Western District of Iowa

Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
The Fidelity Law Association
The Surety Claims Institute

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