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Jason M. Rosenthal



Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D.
  • Highest Honors; Order of the Coif; American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy; Ramsey-Burke Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Chicago-Kent Law Review, Notes & Comments Editor
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
  • B.S., Finance

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association (1997-present)

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee on Cyber Risk & Data Privacy, Co-chair (2015-2018)
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation Subcommittee on Computers & Technology, Co-chair (2010-14)

The Defense Research Institute (1999-present)

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Jason Rosenthal represents businesses in complex litigation and also regularly advises corporate policyholders in insurance coverage disputes.

  • Served as the Chicago Office Managing Partner (2015-19), and on Board of Directors (2016-18).
  • Previously served as the Managing Partner of Schopf & Weiss LLP from 2010 to 2015 (prior to the firm merging with Honigman).
  • Frequently authors business litigation articles, as well as articles that discuss the best means to achieve prompt, efficient resolution of lawsuits, and has served as a regular contributor to the CPA Insider.


  • Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. Lucas Williams, et al. (S.D. Ill. 2018); represented judgment creditor seeking insurance coverage for $37 million verdict obtained in underlying lawsuit.
  • Ace Management v. ICC Holdings, et al. (2018); represented majority investor in shareholder dispute regarding medical marijuana cultivation company.

  • Post-acquisition insurance dispute (2018); obtained coverage under representations and warranties insurance policy for $7.5 million settlement of class-action lawsuit filed against acquired company.

  • M & J Wilkow v. Fairbourne Properties, et al. (2017); defended real estate firm, its partners, and its investors against multi-count complaint seeking over $15 million.

  • Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Nashville, TN 2015); represented international financial institution in action seeking to secure insurance proceeds for $100 million-plus loss to property securing loan.

  • Private equity sponsor (2015); represented private equity sponsor in dispute over alleged breach of representations and warranties in connection with sale of portfolio company to Fortune 50 company.
  • American Home Assurance Company v. Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (Morris County, N.J. 2014); represented policyholder in litigation over insurance coverage for antitrust lawsuit seeking over $100 million in damages.
  • Industrial manufacturer (electrical industry) (2013); negotiated more than $11 million in insurance coverage for contract lawsuit in which insurer claimed to have mistakenly revised D&O policy.
  • Young v. County of Cook (N.D. Ill. 2010); advised Cook County, Illinois in connection with insurance coverage for $55 million class action settlement.
  • Glen Ellyn Pharmacy, Inc. v. Sepracor, Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2010); obtained 100 percent indemnification from insurer of defense costs and $2.43 million settlement payment made by pharmaceutical company.
  • Pace American v. Elixir Industries, 2009 WL 211953 (N.D. Ill. 2009); won summary judgment terminating case alleging fraud and breach of contract against distributor of aluminum coil brought by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive trailers.
  • Am Law 100 Firm (N.D. Ill. 2009); defended one of the world's largest law firms against 12-count complaint brought by former partner; case resolved after winning successive sanctions motions against plaintiff.
  • AA Sales v. Coni-Seal, 550 F.3d. 605 (7th Cir. 2008); won reversal of summary judgment; case was remanded for trial on sales representative company's claims that defendant wrongfully denied commissions on sales to nation's leading auto parts retailer.
  • American Express (AAA Arbitration 2008); represented dozens of former managing directors in arbitration resulting from corporate acquisition, including claims to recover stock options and restricted stock awards.
  • West Bend v. Action Bio-Care (2008); obtained judgment on the pleadings recovering 100 percent of attorneys’ fees and costs incurred defending federal copyright infringement and fraud lawsuit.
  • Industrial recycler (2006); recovered full limits of fidelity bond policy on behalf of industrial recycler.
  • Oceanic Bank and Trust (N.D. Ill. 2006; Nassau, The Bahamas); successfully defended Bahamian bank and fund administrator against several multimillion dollar lawsuits alleging securities fraud and related claims.
  • Tribune Company: A.P., et al. v. M.E.E., et al., 354 Ill. App. 3d 989 (1st Dist. 2004); represented Tribune Co. and the Chicago Tribune in gaining access to courtroom and court files regarding the highly-publicized Pritzker family litigation, and further secured the public and media's right of access.
  • Carter v. Commonwealth Edison, et al. (Cook County, Ill. 2003); won successive summary judgments and trial against third-party defendant for indemnification and attorneys' fees totaling nearly $4 million.
  • Industrial manufacturer (2003); obtained summary judgment on behalf of manufacturing company seeking insurance coverage for multimillion-dollar federal and state lawsuits arising out of alleged environmental contamination.
  • Sure Start v. Zurich American Ins. Co. (Cook County, Ill. 2003); won summary judgment for insured on defense and indemnification obligations and bad faith claim (entitling insured to attorneys' fees and costs in bringing coverage lawsuit).
  • Ringo v. Linde (Cook County, Ill. 2001); first-chaired trial and obtained directed judgment (affirmed on appeal) for former corporate president in breach of contract lawsuit regarding bank notes used to finance corporation.
  • Pribble v. United States (C.D. Ill. 2000); won habeas corpus petition resulting in reversal of six-count bank fraud conviction of former bank president, obtaining his immediate release from federal prison.
  • Harris v. Coldwell Banker, 312 Ill. App. 3d 1197 (1st Dist. 2000); obtained dismissal of lawsuit seeking to hold national real estate brokerage firm responsible for failing to disclose special assessment enacted by village ordinance; dismissal was affirmed on appeal.


Federal Bar Association (Chicago Chapter), Board of Directors (2017 to present)

American Theater Company, Board of Directors (2010-13)

Constitutional Rights Foundation, Chicago's Lawyers in the Classroom Program, Volunteer

IIT Chicago-Kent Career Strategies Task Force, Member

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Seminars & Events


  • Illinois Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
    • Illinois Rising Star, 2008-2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2020
    • Recognized in the practice area of Insurance Law
  • Chicago Lawyer Magazine, Recognized as one of "Forty Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch," 2010
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2017-2019 (Recognized in practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Insurance Coverage)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated