Brian J. Dusek

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Biography

Brian Dusek concentrates his practice on the representation of domestic and international insurers in complex insurance coverage claims, particularly those relating to professional liability.  Mr. Dusek advises insurers on coverage issues, consults with insurers on policy wording, provides risk analysis and management advice, and represents insurers in coverage litigation.  Mr. Dusek is a frequent speaker on professional liability, technology, and cyber liability issues.

Much of Mr. Dusek’s practice focuses on providing monitoring counsel services to insurers worldwide in connection with claims arising under lawyers’ professional liability, insurance brokers’ professional liability, cyberliability/data protection, healthcare liability, and other coverages.  Mr. Dusek works with insureds and their insurers to develop and implement resolution strategies.

Education

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1994

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1998 (Article and Note Editor, DePaul Business Law Journal)

Admissions

Illinois

Memberships

Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS); Association of Lloyd’s Brokers; Claims Litigation Management Alliance

Publications

Ghost in the Machinists – Alameda Newspapers v. City of Oakland, 10 DePaul Bus. L.J. 103 (1997).

Reported Cases

Smith v. Union Auto. Indem. Co., 752 N.E.2d 1261 (2d Dist. 2001)

Presentations

Moderator, “Cyber Security Concerns Encompassing Law Firms and Other Professionals: A Look at Why Professional Liability Policies May Not Be Enough,” The American Conference Institute’s The American Conference Institute’s 12th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, March 2016.

Conference Co-Chair and Moderator, “View From the Bench on Data Breach, Privacy and TCPA Class Actions & Litigation” and “Federal and State AG Enforcement for Invasion of Privacy, Data Breaches, and Failure to Comply with Notification Statutes,” The American Conference Institute’s Conference on Data Breach & Privacy Litigation and Enforcement, March 2016.

Conference Co-Chair and Panelist, “Privacy Issues Related to Use of Social Media: Preventing Disclosure of Private Information, Interpreting Recent Cases on Social Media Websites Disguised as Consumer Reporting Agencies and the Impact of the FCRA,” The American Conference Institute’s 17th Advanced Global Legal and Compliance Forum on Cyber Security and Data Privacy & Protection, October 2015.

Moderator, “The Marketplace for Professionals: Where to Find Cyber Policies and Understanding Why the Existing E&O Policy is Enough Coverage or Lacking,” The American Conference Institute’s The American Conference Institute’s 11th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, September 2015.

Moderator, “Unique Regulatory and Enforcement Insights by State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection Agencies on Emerging Privacy Initiatives, Settlement and Enforcement Trends, Security Breach Notification Requirements, and More,” The American Conference Institute’s 16th Advanced Global Legal & Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection, June 2015.

Panelist, “Cyber Security and Cyber & Data Risk Insurance: The State of the Market and What Privacy and Compliance Officers and Attorneys Need to Consider During Data Breach Costs Assessments,” The American Conference Institute’s 16th Advanced Global Legal & Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection, June 2015.

CLE Presenter, National Business Institute’s video webcast “Cyber Liability Insurance Coverage,” May 2015.

Panelist, “Building a Bomb Shelter: Willis Privacy and System Security Seminar,” May 2015.

Panelist, “Healthcare Provider/Health Insurer Data Breaches and Liability Implications of a Loss of Protected Health Information: Coverage Issues Including First- and Third-Party Costs, Underwriting Healthcare Companies,” The American Conference Institute’s 10th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, March 2015.

Moderator, “Mobile Devices (BYOD), Apps and the Workforce: Reducing Risk and Implementing Proven Security Measures,” The American Conference Institute’s 15th Advanced Global Legal & Compliance Forum on Cyber Security & Data Privacy and Protection, January 2015.

Moderator, “Social/Interactive Media: Identifying Potential Pitfalls with Social Media and the Impact on Firm Management,” The American Conference Institute’s Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims & Litigation, November 2014.

Panelist, “Cyber Liability – The Emerging Risk of Today,” Aon 9th Annual Risk Summit, October 2014.

Panelist, “Social/Interactive Media: Evaluating Risks as a Result of the Latest Cyber Threats,”  American Conference Institute’s 9th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, September 2014.

Panelist, LegalSEC Webinar: Anomalies, Hacks and Lateral Moves: Monitor & Address Information Risks, May 2014.

“Emerging Trends in Cyber Liability,” Presentation to London Syndicate, February 2014.

What Everyone Needs to Know About Social Media Law,” Social Media Week Chicago, September 2013.  (Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article on presentation)

“Overview of Cyber Risks and Insurance Options for Law Firms,” BCP Legal Forum Webinar, August 2013.

Guest, “Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101, Cyber Insurance Explained,” July 2013.

“Emerging Trends in Professional E&O Liability and Cyber Liability,” Presentation to London Syndicate, July 2012.

Panelist, “Control of Client Materials and Information: Limiting Exposure to Emergent Cyber Liability Involving Client Data, Cloud Computing and Social Media,”  American Conference Institute Advanced Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice Claims & Litigation, May 2012.

Speaker, “Social Media for Business: Measuring Your Analytics and Protecting Yourself Legally,” TribU (Chicago Tribune), May 2012.