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Dan Cotter Joins Butler Rubin as a Partner

Thursday, July 2, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lauren Kolzow
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CHICAGO, June 26, 2015 – Daniel A. Cotter, a long-time insurance lawyer and Immediate Past President of the Chicago Bar Association, joins Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP as a partner providing insurance regulatory services effective July 16, 2015.  With more than 25 years of experience in both private practice and in-house capacities, Cotter most recently was Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for Fidelity Life Association.  He is a recognized leader in the Chicago community, having served as President of The Chicago Bar Association (2014-2015) and Treasurer of The Chicago Bar Foundation (2009-2011).


“Dan’s extensive insurance law experience together with his commitment to public service makes him an excellent fit with our both our practice and our philosophies at Butler Rubin.  We welcome his experience and know our clients will benefit from his extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and his expertise in regulatory matters,” said Butler Rubin partner James Morsch.


Cotter began his legal career as an associate at Lord, Bissell & Brook (now Locke Lord) after working for many years as an accountant then paralegal at CNA Insurance in Chicago.  He later returned to CNA as Director & Counsel.  Cotter also worked in legal capacities at Unitrin Services Company, Argo Group, Lindemann LLC and Korrey Cotter Heather & Richardson. 


His history of service to the bar and community also includes serving in leadership roles with the John Marshall Alumni Association, Monmouth College Board of Trustees, and as Chair of Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth (2010-2014).   Cotter currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for The John Marshall Law School.  A graduate of Monmouth College, he received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School, summa cum laude.


Formed in 1980, Chicago-based Butler Rubin has established itself as a well-known litigation boutique assisting clients nationally and internationally in complex business disputes, including antitrust law; class actions; defense of corporate directors and officers; reinsurance; insurance; managed care litigation; and insolvency.


More information about the firm is available on its website at



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