Clinton (Clint) Cameron focuses his practice on insurance and commercial litigation matters. In the insurance area, Clint has been involved in litigating coverage disputes involving mass tort, environmental, product liability and bad faith claims. Several of those matters have involved the effect of bankruptcy proceedings on coverage for claims against debtors in bankruptcy. Many of the “long tail” claims disputes he has handled have involved complex issues of corporate history and successor liability. He has extensive experience in quantitative analysis of damages, insurance allocation and claims projection. In addition to litigated matters, Clint has been involved in the negotiation and arbitration of numerous claims disputes.
In the areas of commercial litigation, Clint has handled matters involving commercial torts and complex contractual disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has litigated disputes related to energy contracts, corporate control transactions, corporate indemnity agreements and covenants not to compete, among others. He has also defended professionals against malpractice and fraud claims.
Clint has been recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers and other legal services rankings as a top lawyer for insurance disputes and business litigation.
District of Columbia
US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
US District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Supreme Court of Illinois
US Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits
J.D., University of Michigan, 1991
Sloan Fellow, University of London, 1999
A.B., with distinction, University of Michigan, 1988
Chicago Bar Association
Represented insurers in asbestos litigation dispute involving 250,000 claims. Obtained summary judgment for insurers on pro rata allocation of losses, number of occurrences, and defense obligations for CGL coverage under Illinois law.
Obtained anti-suit injunction precluding an insured from litigating coverage dispute in multiple forums outside of Illinois.
Successfully represented insurers in challenge to non-debtor’s “bolt on” to a bankruptcy plan as a mechanism for settling hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of asbestos claims.
Successfully represented insurers in objection to debtor’s bankruptcy plan to settle asbestos claims through the vehicle of a Section 524(g) asbestos trust.
Obtained advantageous settlements for insurance carriers in several matters involving underlying torts alleged to be claims not subject to aggregate limits under the products/completed operations hazard.
Successfully negotiated advantageous settlements of insurance coverage disputes securing the payment of retrospective premium obligations to insurers.
Obtained TRO and injunctive relief enforcing non-compete provisions.
Part of a team of lawyers who obtained a nearly USD 1 billion judgment for plaintiff for breach of a merger agreement.
Successfully defended against claims for contractual indemnity made against a corporate parent for environmental damage alleged by divested chemical and refining businesses.