Erik J. Tomberg Of Counsel

     

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Erik Tomberg serves as appellate counsel in cases throughout the country, including in the First, Second, Sixth, Seventh and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals, as well as state appellate courts in Illinois and Massachusetts, and the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.

In addition, Erik is an experienced insurance coverage attorney, representing insurers in federal and state court litigation in disputes over a range of policies, with a focus on directors and officers (D&O) policies, as well as general liability and commercial property policies. Erik counsels clients on policy claims and negotiations and takes a pragmatic and proactive approach to resolving disputes.

Erik also regularly handles commercial litigation matters and has broad trial experience, including as lead counsel in a successful trial in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, obtaining a judgment that was affirmed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented large financial institutions and corporations in a variety of commercial matters, including creditors’ rights and consumer financial services litigation, and has defended numerous products liability claims. On behalf of a federal agency, Erik has managed a significant caseload of lawsuits filed in Cook County, Illinois, arising out of business loans collateralized by taxicab medallions in Chicago.

Erik is a member of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, where he develops strategies for recruiting, empowering and promoting diverse attorneys. Outside the office, he is sits on the Board of Directors Program Committee for Green Star Movement, a Chicago-based nonprofit that works with local students and communities to create murals in public spaces and revitalize urban neighborhoods.