Chicago, October 2, 2023 — Cozen O’Connor attorney Gary Gassman, co-vice chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Department and co-chair of its Professional Liability Practice Group, has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of its 2023 Notable Leaders in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Gassman was selected by the Crain’s Chicago Business editorial staff as one of these top Chicago-area leaders by demonstrating his personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. He is featured in a special section of Crain’s Chicago Business in both print and online editions, accessible via the link below.
Gassman focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage counseling and litigation. For 30 years, he has handled cases involving directors’ and officers’ liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, other types of professional liability, and general liability. He also serves as national coverage counsel for domestic and international insurance clients.
In addition, Gassman has led the Cozen O’Connor LGBTQ+ attorney resource group and serves on the firm’s diversity committee. In these roles, he champions other LGBTQ+ lawyers within the firm and across the legal community.
Gassman just completed his role as Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), one of the ABA’s largest and most active sections with 12,000 members. Previously, he served as the section’s diversity officer, and is currently Council liaison to its special standing committee on diversity and inclusion.
Gassman has been recognized three times by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of its “Notable Gen X Leaders in Law” (in 2019, 2021 and 2022) - for his success and accomplishments in leadership roles within, and outside of, the firm - and is regularly selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Insurance Law and Litigation – Insurance. Gassman has also been the subject of several feature articles, including Chicago Lawyer magazine, The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Magazine, the LGBTQ+ Bar Magazine and Business Insurance Magazine.
He is licensed to practice in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Gassman received a B.A. from Indiana University in 1990 and a J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago (now the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law) in 1993.
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