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Practice Group

Special Situations Group

Jason Horwitz

Executive Vice President and Special Situations Group Practice Leader

Chicago, IL

Jason leads CAC’s Special Situations Group, and is a member of CAC’s Management Committee and M&A Solutions Group Executive Committee.

Jason focuses on providing insurance solutions to distressed and bankrupt companies. He is responsible for advising clients during times of crisis and transition on strategies surrounding personal asset risk, liquidity solutions and insurance cost reduction. Jason also advises clients on M&A/transactional insurance issues, including representations and warranties, contingent liability/litigation, successor liability and fraudulent conveyance risk.

Prior to joining CAC, Jason was an attorney concentrating first on insurance defense and coverage issues and then corporate restructuring. He practiced bankruptcy law for eight years at Kirkland & Ellis and Perkins Coie, both in Chicago. While practicing, he worked on several debtor engagements, including United Airlines, The Fleming Companies, Exide Technologies, Tower Automotive, Conseco, Humphries, Foster & Gallagher, Chicago H&S Hotel Property and Glazed Investments.

Jason then spent nearly six years as a bankruptcy consultant and director of business development in the bankruptcy administration industry. Immediately preceding his time at CAC, Jason led the same distressed/bankruptcy practice at another global insurance broker. His clients have included GNC, Gibson Brands, Ascena Retail, 24 Hour Fitness, Z Gallerie, Exide Technologies, Frontier Communications, Windstream, Lantern Entertainment (f/k/a The Weinstein Company), Aegean, syncreon, Covia Holdings, Valaris, GenOn, Energy Future Holdings, Patriot Coal, Sabine Oil & Gas, Magnum Hunter and Murray Energy.

Jason is also a frequent speaker on D&O insurance issues in bankruptcy.

Jason graduated from Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations with honors and received his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law with honors and as a member of The Order of the Coif.