Gary Gassman, co-vice chair of the Global Insurance Department, discusses emerging D&O threats and how the hard market is affecting insurance claims disputes.
Gary focuses his practice on insurance coverage counseling and litigation. He is co-vice chair of the Global Insurance Department, and is co-chair of the Professional Liability Coverage Practice. For more than 29 years, his practice has been concentrated on management liability including directors and officers and entity liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, various types of professional liability, cyber liability, and commercial general liability coverage. He also has significant reinsurance experience.
Gary speaks at insurance coverage seminars throughout the county and is active in several lead organizations. He has taught legal writing as an adjunct professor of law and regularly publishes in the areas of corporate governance, securities laws, and international and domestic D&O, E&O, and EPL exposures and trends. Gary has been named chair of the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) for the 2022-23 bar year. Before being elected, Gary served as the chair elect of TIPS and as a vice-chair. He has also served previously as the organization's diversity officer and co-chair of the TIPS Insurance Institute Task Force. Gary is the leader of the Cozen O'Connor LGBTQ Attorney Resource Group.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in 1990 and a law degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law in 1993.