Paul L. Langer

Partner/Chicago Office Managing Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

Paul L. Langer

Paul L. Langer

Partner/Chicago Office Managing Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

Biography

Paul L. Langer serves as the Chicago Office Managing Partner, Chair of the Chicago Office Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, and is a member of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Practice Group. He practices in the area of insurance coverage, general commercial litigation, product liability, and class actions, providing counsel to a broad range of corporate clients in federal and state courts across the country.

Paul has significant experience representing policyholders in

* Commercial liability policy disputes involving environmental, product liability, toxic tort, antitrust, intellectual property, and construction defect claims.
* Professional liability and errors omissions claims involving lawyers, accountants, and healthcare professionals.
* Coverage disputes involving healthcare entities, managed care claims, ERISA, and fiduciary duty claims.
* Directors and officers liability policy disputes involving wrongful act claims against the board of directors and senior officers of for-profit and not-for-profit entities.
* Employment practices liabilities policy disputes involving discrimination, sexual harassment, termination, and unfair labor practices claims.

Key Representations

* A chemical company in $4 billion environmental and products coverage action.
* An oil pipeline in $400 million environmental coverage action against numerous insurers.
* A large Canadian brewery in insurance coverage for patent and trademark infringement.
* A major railroad in $100 million environmental coverage action against insurers.
* National coverage counsel in coverage litigation involving the nationwide, mass failure of FRT Plywood.
* National coverage counsel in declaratory judgment action involving the mass failure of Pb Plumbing.

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Paul L. Langer
Partner/Chicago Office Managing Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP
Education
J.D.
Class of 1985

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is the law school of the Loyola University Chicago, in Illinois. Established in 1909, by the Society of Jesus, the Roman Catholic order of the Jesuits, the School of Law is located in downtown Chicago, within walking distance of the Water Tower (only surviving downtown building of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire), the John Hancock Center (one of the tallest buildings in the United States), Holy Name Cathedral and the Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue. Loyola University Chicago School of Law offers degrees and combined degree programs, including the S.J.D., the equivalent of the Doctorate Degree in Law. Loyola University Chicago and its Water Tower campus also holds art exhibitions and other cultural events.

B.S.
Class of 1982

UIC is a major research university offering the cultural, business and entertainment opportunities you can only find in a world-class city. As one of the top 200 research-funded institutions in the world, UIC faculty discover the things that others teach. Choose from 15 academic colleges including the UIC College of Medicine-the largest in the nation-which educates one in six Illinois physicians. With nearly 2,574 instructional faculty members, there is one faculty member to every 11 students, which allows for a more personal learning experience. What's more, 75 percent of tenured faculty members teach undergraduate courses and 83 percent of full-time instructional faculty have earned a PhD or equivalent.

Career History
Partner/Chicago Office Managing Partner
Current

Quarles & Brady LLP is a large U.S. law firm based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the National Law Journal's 2012 rankings, it is the 107th largest law firm in the United States, and the second-largest firm in the state of Wisconsin. The firm also ranked 184th in profit per attorney on the 2010 AmLaw 200 survey. Quarles & Brady was formed in 1974 by the merger of two older firms: Brady Tyrrell Cotter & Cutler and Quarles Herriott Clemons Teschner & Noelke. In 2000, the firm merged with Streich Lang, a prominent Phoenix, Arizona law firm. After being known in Arizona as Quarles & Brady Streich Lang LLP, the firm shortened its name and is now uniformly known as Quarles & Brady LLP.

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Political Donations
$1,000
2011

Former Co-Chairman at Barack Obama's Campaign for President of United States, 2008

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