Chicago firm takes over Californian insurance practice

Chicago law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson will join forces with Los Angeles-based Barger & Wolen.

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The merged firms will have over 500 lawyers in 11 states as well as a London office. The firm is also looking at expanding into South America and Asia. The chairman, Donald Mrozek, said the merger would complement Hinshaw's property and casualty insurance practice as Barger had expertise in healthcare and life and disability insurance. Bargar's clients include Farmers Insurance Group and New York Life Insurance Co whilst Hinshaw represents Travelers, Cigna and CNA. Source: Chicago Business

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