Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP
Ira is a partner with more than 30 years of experience in reinsurance arbitration and complex business litigation. He has tried numerous disputes involving traditional and finite reinsurance, addressing such issues as:
Ira has also represented reinsurers in connection with the Midland, Pine Top, and Transit insolvencies. In addition to his representation of clients as counsel, Ira has testified as an expert witness before the High Court of Justice in London on questions of U.S. insurance law.
Ira's business litigation practice focuses on complex commercial cases, including enforcement of restrictive covenants, actions under the Uniform Commercial Code, and other contract disputes. He has also argued appeals successfully before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.
Ira joined Butler Rubin after clerking for the Hon. Bernard M. Decker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and practicing for several years at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.
Ira has been recognized as a leading lawyer in reinsurance litigation by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business and as a leader in insurance law in the 2011-2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. In 2005 and 2009-2018, he was named a leader in business litigation by Illinois Super Lawyers. And, as part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s Group’s 2004-2018 surveys of the top lawyers in the state, Ira was designated a "Leading Lawyer" in Illinois in Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law. In addition, Ira was identified as being among the world’s leading practitioners in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers (2018).