February 2014 – Chaffetz Lindsey is proud to announce that Steve Schwartz has joined us as a lateral partner and that we have promoted Jennifer Gorskie from counsel to partner.
Steve is a widely respected expert in insurance and reinsurance law with broad trial and arbitration experience. He was most recently a partner at Locke Lord, and previously a partner at Clifford Chance, where he worked closely with what is now the Chaffetz Lindsey insurance and reinsurance team. In addition to his active practice as a trial lawyer, Steve is the author of Reinsurance Law: An Analytic Approach, an industry standard treatise. He also publishes and lectures frequently on legal and market issues. Steve is well known to many of our clients and contacts in the insurance and reinsurance industry, and we are extremely happy to be working together again.
Jennifer is a gifted and dynamic lawyer who has played an important role in the firm’s development. Jennifer joined the firm in early 2011 from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, deepening the firm’s capability in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration and U.S. commercial litigation and arbitration. Fluent in Spanish, Jennifer has extensive experience representing sovereigns and companies based in and investing in Latin America. Since joining us, Jennifer has been a key senior lawyer on some of our largest matters, including several international arbitration matters and a number of large reinsurance cases. Jennifer is an up and coming leader in the arbitration legal community. In addition to speaking and writing regularly on arbitration law and practice, Jennifer serves as a board member and Treasurer of the New York International Arbitration Center.
We’re excited about these two important developments, which will solidify and expand the great client relationships we have been building since we opened our firm in 2009.