Glen H. Kanwit

Glen H. Kanwit is a retired partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practices and the Insurance & Reinsurance Industry Team. He focused on complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts, and insurance and reinsurance arbitrations.

Mr. Kanwit has been involved in a wide variety of civil cases, in diverse factual and legal settings, for over 35 years. For example, he has represented both insurance and reinsurance companies in complicated issues arising from reinsurance agreements, companies in significant tax litigation with the Internal Revenue Service, a French chemical company in litigation over a plant closure in the U.S., a national retailer accused of price fixing, a startup company accused of technology theft, pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement litigation, a government agency accused of wrongfully repudiating a $400 million bond issue, corporations in litigation against former employees for theft of trade secrets, a major brewer in several trademark infringement cases, both acquirors and target companies in corporate control contests, corporate defendants in securities and ERISA class actions, a wrestler seeking an injunction to be able to participate in the Olympics, and a Lebanese businessman accused of fraud in connection with construction of a dairy farm in Saudi Arabia.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Class Action and Other Insurance Litigation, 2) Insurance Coverage Counseling & Litigation, 3) Insurance Policyholder Defense and 4) Reinsurance Dispute Resolution
Law School Columbia Law School
Education Swarthmore College (B.A., cum laude, 1965)
Bar Member / Association the Chicago Bar Association, the bar in Illinois
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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