Timothy W. Burns is a partner at Perkins Coie LLP. He is the former co-chair of
the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the American Bar
Tim is favorably ranked in the 2006 (Illinois), 2007
(recommended in "Insurance" nationally), and 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and
2012 (Band 2 - nationally) editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading
Lawyers for Business. According to the publication, Tim "shines brightly in
the sensitive and complex area of D&O [directors' and officers']
insurance," and corporate interviewees for the publication agreed that he
"is probably the best counselor in the business for the procurement of this
insurance . . . and is a real client magnet in this specialized field."
According to one client quoted, "He is smart, diligent, innovative, resourceful
and practical." Tim also is listed in The International Who's Who of
Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers and as one of the nation's top thirty
policyholder-side insurance lawyers in the Executive Counsel Shortlist.
Tim has developed a nationally prominent D&O insurance practice.
He advises clients on all aspects of D&O insurance, including counseling
them with respect to the D&O insurance aspects of securities and derivative
litigation and government investigations, initial public offerings, spin-offs,
mergers and acquisitions, and bankruptcies. Tim's practice also includes
representing corporate policyholders in their disputes and litigation with their
insurance carriers. He has represented major policyholders in insurance coverage
litigation since 1992.