Cozen O’Connor Attorney Gary Gassman Elected Chair-Elect of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Thursday, August 20, 2020

CHICAGO, August 20, 2020 — Chicago attorney Gary Gassman, co-chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Professional Liability Coverage Practice, has been elected chair-elect of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the ABA’s largest sections. He is now on the path to become TIPS chair during the 2022-23 bar year.

Gassman was most recently the vice-chair of TIPS. Before that, he served as TIPS diversity officer and as the co-chair of the TIPS special standing committee on diversity and inclusion. He has also served on TIPS Council (the section’s governing body) and was chair of several general committees. 

A long-time member of TIPS, Gassman has served in other leadership positions including terms as chair of the  Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee, Corporate Counsel Committee, International Committee, the Task Force on Corporate Governance Institute, and the Task Force on Corporate Counsel Outreach. He is also a 2009 graduate of the TIPS Leadership Academy.

Gassman focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage counseling and litigation. For more than 25 years, he has handled cases involving directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, other types of professional liability and general liability. Gassman serves as national coverage counsel for several domestic and international insurance clients. He also leads the Cozen O’Connor LGBTQ attorney resource group.

Gassman was recently recognized as one of the 2019 “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law” by Crain’s Chicago Business for his success and accomplishments in leadership roles within the firm and across the legal community and is regularly selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance.  

Gassman is licensed to practice in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Arizona. He received a B.A. from Indiana University in 1990 and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1993.

About the ABA TIPS Section

The Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section is squarely located at the intersection of the broad array of tort matters, insurance law, and trial practice in the ABA. With more than 17,000 lawyers, judges, law students, and non-lawyers, TIPS is the largest national organization of its kind in America and includes all of the constituent groups. For more than 85 years, TIPS and its members have been contributing to the vitality of the American civil justice and jury trial system. 

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