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Jennifer Schaller

Jennifer Schaller

Managing Director

The National Law Review / National Law Forum, LLC

Managing Director of The National Law Review

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The National Law Review / National Law Forum, LLC

Managing Director

General Manager of a high volume daily legal news outlet and database of legal analysis articles targeting in-house counsel and professionals in: accounting, compliance, energy, finance, healthcare, human resources, insurance, immigration, intellectual property, real estate and law office management.

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CNA Insurance

Counsel / Director at CNA Surety

CNA Surety was a separately publicly traded affiliate of CNA Financial Corporation which specializes in surety and fidelity bonds and miscellaneous errors and omissions (E & O) insurance coverage. Member of four attorney corporate law department which addressed all-non claim related legal and regulatory issues. Responsibilities included interpreting and/or drafting: company proxy statement, bond forms, statutes and regulations, human resource agreements, corporate financials and board minutes, reinsurance documents, indemnity agreements, and various court documents.

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SmithAmundsen LLC formerly known as O'Hagan Smith Amundsen

Associate Attorney

A 100+ attorney regional law firm.
• Areas of practice included the defense of bad faith actions and insurance coverage disputes, the defense of environmental and toxic tort litigation including asbestos, benzene and other dangerous substances.
• Responsibilities included participation in federal and state court litigation, including the preparation of pleadings, motions, discovery, pre-trial motion practice, and extensive legal research and writing concerning insurance coverage matters.

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Aon Corporation

Vice President, Aon Specialty Product Network (ASPN)

Marketing arm for specialty insurance organizations (wholesale insurance brokers, managing general underwriters, (MGU’s) and insurance service companies) offering over 450 insurance products, programs and services to independent insurance agents.
• Initial team member of start-up marketing group within Aon which represented companies that specialized in E & O, directors & officers (D & O), London market programs and specialty and surplus lines property and liability coverage.
• Initiated and expanded business relationships with 50 large insurance agencies in a 12 state area.
• Designed ASPN’s website, newsletter, product catalog and marketing brochures with other team members. Drafted and negotiated agency performance agreements and confidentiality agreements. Developed and conducted agency and internal Aon training seminars. Acted as a referral resource to call center staff and other entities within Aon.

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Aon Corporation

Senior Insurance Analyst, Aon Corporate Risk Management

• Identified and quantified risk potential for Aon’s operations in over 90 countries by coordinating with Aon’s domestic and overseas legal departments and subsidiary CFO’s.
• Analyzed exposures associated with over 50 corporate acquisitions and divestitures, many international. Evaluated loss exposures of domestic and overseas subsidiaries and arranged and negotiated property, liability, auto, workers’ compensation, umbrella, difference in conditions (DIC), E & O and D & O insurance coverage as needed.
• Managed the preparation and administration of a $38 million risk management budget

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Willis formerly known as Thilman & Filippini

Account Manager

• Coordinated the placement of property and casualty insurance coverage for 40 commercial property & casualty clients. Negotiated coverage terms and pricing for workers’ compensation, general liability, auto, property, umbrella, builders’ risk, DIC, owners & contractors protective, ocean & inland marine, and professional liability.
• Analyzed various insurance carriers’ policy forms, reviewed insurance programs with clients and resolved claim and policy audit disputes.

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Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

JD, LAW

DePaul University

Med, Curriculum Development

Illinois State University

BS, Marketing & Economics / Minor French