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Kenneth M. Gorenberg

  • One North Wacker Drive
    Suite 4400
    Chicago, IL 60606-2833

Kenneth M. Gorenberg is a partner in the Chicago office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and its Insurance Recovery and Counseling Practice Group. Mr. Gorenberg’s insurance practice focuses on a number of complex issues for corporate policyholders. In addition to litigation of coverage disputes and negotiation of non-litigated but high exposure insurance claims, he performs insurance coverage analyses to help his clients understand and manage the risks associated with their existing operations and the risks they may acquire through corporate transactions. He also works closely with corporate risk management departments and insurance brokers to assess and enhance coverage programs. Mr. Gorenberg has also represented insurance companies and executives in complex litigation regarding the business of insurance.

In addition, Mr. Gorenberg defends manufacturers, design engineers and premises owners in “bet the company” asbestos personal injury litigation in the state of Illinois and throughout the country. Whether coordinating cases in multiple jurisdictions as national counsel for some clients or serving as local counsel for others, Mr. Gorenberg recognizes that asbestos litigation is a serious business problem calling for a thoughtful approach. Each client is unique, and so are its products and cases.

Along with his experience in insurance and asbestos, Mr. Gorenberg has a track record of assisting clients in litigation, arbitration, and negotiation of a wide variety of business disputes. His commercial clients have included financial institutions, hoteliers, real estate developers, publishers, and web-based ticket brokers.

In 2014, Mr. Gorenberg was elected to be a member of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), where he co-chairs the Asbestos Subcommittee of the ABA Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC). He is also active in the ABA's Litigation Section, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, and Business Law Section, and he is a member of the Defense Research Institute. In 2015, Mr. Gorenberg was elected to the Greater Chicago/Upper Midwest Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). A native of South Jersey, Ken still roots for the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and Flyers.