Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
For more than 20 years, Al has represented clients in significant commercial disputes in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in private arbitrations and mediations. His experience includes complex commercial litigation, reinsurance arbitrations, and the defense of consumer class actions brought against insurers and other financial institutions throughout the United States. Al has successfully defended financial institutions in nationwide class action lawsuits brought under both federal consumer protection and state consumer fraud statutes.
He has been recognized by his peers as a leading attorney, repeatedly being named an Illinois Super Lawyer. Al was named a leader in commercial litigation in The Best Lawyers in America (2013).
Al began his career as an associate at Lord, Bissell & Brook and was a partner for many years before joining DLA Piper as a partner. He joined Butler Rubin in 2009.
He is among a team representing Republic Mortgage Insurance Company in three actions against lenders who allege that RMIC improperly rescinded insurance coverage for mortgage loans due to borrower misrepresentations or inflated appraisals. In Republic Mortgage Insurance Company v. Countrywide Financial Corporation, et al., RMIC commenced a declaratory action in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and Countrywide countered with an arbitration demand. The Supreme Court compelled arbitration, and the Appellate Division affirmed. See 87 A.D.3d 437, 928 N.Y.S. 2d 42 (Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York, August 18, 2011). In First Tennessee Bank N.A. v. Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, No. 2:10-CV-02513-JPM-cgc (U.S. District Court, W.D. Tenn.), we obtained partial dismissal of the plaintiffs’ complaint and are defending the remaining claims. In JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, No. 2:10-CV-06141 (U.S. District Court, NJ), RMIC’s motion to dismiss was granted, with leave to amend. See 2011 WL 1750439 (D.N.J. May 4, 2011).