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SEDGWICK ATTORNEY PROFILE

ong>Ericong> C. Scheiner

Partner, Chicago, Illinois

Insurance

Directors & Officers Liability

Reinsurance

ERIC C. SCHEINER

312.641.9050 tel

312.641.9530 fax

eric.scheiner@sedgwicklaw.com

Current Scope of Practice

ong>Ericong> C. Scheiner’s ong>practiceong> ong>focusesong> on coverage matters, with a concentration on directors and officers

liability, professional liability, employment liability and general liability policies, and reinsurance. Mr. Scheiner

has also represented domestic and international insurers and reinsurers in coverage litigation and arbitrations

and has assisted in drafting various insurance policies.

Affiliations, Activities and Accomplishments

Mr. Scheiner is admitted to ong>practiceong> in Illinois and Michigan. He is a member of the Professional Liability

Underwriting Society (PLUS) and the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar

Association.

Presentations and Publications

Mr. Scheiner’s publications include:

• Coauthor, "Reinsurance Sidecars — Don't Ride Without A Helmet," Law360 (January 16, 2014) (coauthor,

Chen Foley).

• Coauthor, “Here We Go Again Financial Institutions Face Heightened Regulatory Scrutiny Over Forex and

Other Unregulated Rates,” Plus Journal, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume XXVII, Number

1 (January 2014); republished in The D&O Diary (January 2014).

• Coauthor, “Move Over Subprime Financial Institutions and Brokers Face Increasing Concerns Over

Allegation of Improper Libor Manipulation,” Plus Journal, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume

XXV, Number 5 (May 2012).

• Contributing editor, “The Insuring Agreements,” Chapter 2, and “Defense Obligations,” Chapter 5, of

“Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Deskbook,” American Bar Association (June 2011).


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• Coauthor, “The Issue of Infestation,” Insurance Day (January 14, 2011).

• Coauthor, “Auction Rate Securities: Going Once, Going Twice, Or Not Going At All Evaluating The Latest

Fallout Of The Credit Crunch,” Mealey's Litigation Report: Emerging Securities Litigation (May 2008); PLUS Journal,

Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume XXI, Number 8 (August 2008).

• Coauthor, “Auction rate securities failure implications,” Insurance Day (May 2, 2008).

• “Public Problems on the Horizon for Private Equity The Boom and Potential Risks in Buyouts of Public

Companies,” PLUS Journal, Professional Liability Underwriting Society, Volume XX, Number 2 (February

2007) (coauthor, Edward J. Kirk).

• Contributing editor, “The Insuring Agreements,” Chapter 3, and “Defense Obligations,” Chapter 6, of

“Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Deskbook,” American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice

Section (Fall 2006).

• “Recent Claim Trends in the Mutual Fund Industry,” Directions and Outlooks – Professional Lines Perspectives,

Benfield, Issue 1, at 12-21 (July 2004) (coauthor, Jennifer Quinn Broda).

• “Can an Act Be Both Negligent and Intentional: Liability Insurance and the Adjudicated Dishonesty

Exclusion,” Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes, Volume 9, Number 2 (January 20, 2004) (coauthor, C.

Kinnier Lastimosa).

• “Taking the Public Out of Determining Public Policy: The Need for an Appropriate Scope of Bargaining

Test in the Illinois Public Sector,” 29 J. Marshall L. Rev. 531 (1996).

Mr. Scheiner’s presentations include:

• “Information Overload: Issues Relating to Cyber Liability,” co-presented at the 5th Annual XLIB Claims &

Litigation Management Workshop (Hamilton, Bermuda, December 4-5, 2013).

• “Watch Your A-Side: Growing Concerns About Shareholder Derivative Actions,” co-presented at Sedgwick’s

11 th Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 2, 2013).

• "It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World: Exploring Jewel v. Boxer Claims and Other Exposures When Law Firms Go

Bust," co-presented at Sedgwick's 2013 London Seminar Series (London, England, June 20, 2013).

• “Move Over Subprime! The Latest Developments in the Libor Scandal and the Exposure Presented to U.S.

and European Financial Institutions,” co- presented at Sedgwick’s Tenth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the

Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 3, 2012).

• “Hot Topics in Lawyers' E&O Insurance: Problematic Claims From a Defense and Coverage Perspective,”

co-presented at Sedgwick’s Chicago Seminar Series (Chicago, Illinois, September 20, 2012).

• “Move Over Subprime! The Latest Developments in the Libor Scandal and the Exposure Presented to U.S.

and European Financial Institutions,” (Xchanging Learn at Lunch Seminar Series, London, England,

September 13, 2012).


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• “Understanding the Basics of US & International Financial Institution Insurance Programs: How They Work,

Common Issues and Claim Trends,” co-presented at The Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, March

14, 2012).

• “An Introduction to the Bermuda Form: A discussion regarding this history and development of the Bermuda Form

and a general overview of how the Form works,” (Xchanging Learn at Lunch Seminar Series, London, England,

January 26, 2012).

• “Power, Corruption and Bribes: The Down and Dirty on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery

Act of 2010 and U.S. Exposures to Foreign Companies After Morrison,” Sedgwick’s Ninth Annual Hot Topics

Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 11, 2011).

• “D&O 101 and Latest Claim Trends,” co-presented at The Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, April

28, 2011).

• “A Touch of Class: An Overview of the Latest Trends in US Class Actions,” Sedgwick’s Eighth Annual Hot Topics

Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 13, 2010).

• “Subprime and the Credit Crunch: Understanding the Basics, the Fallout, and What to Expect Next,” copresented

at the Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, March 16, 2010).

• “Not Just Subprime: Evaluating the Exposure Presented by Ponzi Schemes and Other Repercussions of the Credit

Crunch,” Sedgwick’s Seventh Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda,

October 7, 2009).

• “Chinese Drywall: Background, Exposure, and Insurance Coverage Issues,” presented at various client sites (in

Dublin, Ireland and Hamilton, Bermuda, summer and fall 2009).

• “Don't Get Burned: Underwriting Wildfire Risk,” presented at various client sites (in Dublin, Ireland and Hamilton,

Bermuda, summer and fall 2009).

• “The Bermuda Occurrence Reported Form: Background, Overview and Recurring Claims Issues,” presented at

various client sites (Hamilton, Bermuda, various dates in 2009).

• “The Ever-Changing World of U.S. Employment Law,” co-presented at the Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton,

Bermuda, August 19, 2009).

• “Subprime and the Credit Crunch: Understanding the Basics and the Litigation Fallout,” co-presented at the Bermuda

Insurance Institute (Hamilton, Bermuda, December 17, 2008).

• “Auction Rate Securities: Going Once, Going Twice or Not Going At All Evaluating the Latest Fallout of the Credit

Crunch,” Sedgwick’s 21st Annual London Insurance Seminar (October 2008).

• “Subprime Litigation and Its Seemingly Ever-Expanding Reach ,” Sedgwick’s Sixth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for

the Bermuda Insurance Market (October 2008).


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• “With Opportunity Comes Risk: The Boom and Potential Risks in Private Equity and Hedge Funds,” presented at

Sedgwick’s 20th Annual London Insurance Seminar (London, England, September 21, 2007) and at Sedgwick’s

Fifth Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, September 12, 2007).

• “Directors & Officers Liability Insurance Coverage 101: The Basics,” presented at XL Insurance (Bermuda)

Ltd. (Hamilton, Bermuda, January 31,2008); also presented at the Bermuda Insurance Institute (Hamilton,

Bermuda, June 20 & 21, 2007).

• “Potential Risks From the Boom in Private Equity,” presented at the PLUS Southwest Chapter’s Educational

Seminar (Denver, Colorado, April 4, 2007).

• “The Options Backdating Scandal: Is This the Tip of the Iceberg”, presented at Sedgwick's Fourth Annual

Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 4, 2006).

• “The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Problem Sorted or Still a Big Mess”, presented at Sedgwick's 18th

Annual London Insurance Seminar (London, England, October 18, 2005).

• “Wall Street on Trial,” presented at Sedgwick’s Second Annual Hot Topics Seminar for the Bermuda

Insurance Market (Hamilton, Bermuda, October 27, 2004).

• “The U.S. Mutual Fund Scandal and Implications for the London Insurance Market,” The Old Lloyd’s

Library (London, England, February 5, 2004).Education

Education

Mr. Scheiner received his undergraduate degree (1992) with department honors from the University of

Kentucky. He received his J.D. degree (1996), cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School, where he served

as editor-in-chief of The John Marshall Law Review, participated in two different Moot Court teams and received

a CALI award for Academic Excellence. After graduating from law school, Mr. Scheiner served as a law clerk

for the Michigan Court of Appeals.

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