Foran Glennon shareholders John Eggum and George Pilja were highlighted in The American Lawyer 2022 Midwest Trailblazers list for their groundbreaking achievements in the legal field.
John was recognized for utilizing his educational background in finance to serve as a uniquely experienced resource in insurance coverage disputes with complex business interruption and time element components. His multidisciplinary approach involving finance, tax, accounting and insolvency knowledge facilitates superior results for his clients.
By understanding the foundations of opposing parties’ financial analyses, and the assumptions and estimates often wrongly intertwined with those analyses, John has provided tangible benefits in matters ranging from a jury trial involving a coal mining operation to claims arising from alleged interruption at a steel foundry to disputes about domestic and international shipping of petroleum products. He promotes innovation at every opportunity through divergent approaches that coincide with client goals.
With 25 years of experience in complex civil litigation matters, George was recognized for his ability to go beyond legal considerations to fully understand his clients’ business environment and the overlapping realms of business operations and legal stewardship. George’s background representing both plaintiffs and defendants provides him with a distinct, holistic perspective that allows him to develop creative and proactive solutions in preventative counseling and litigation management.
As a result of George’s unique approach to client service, multiple companies, including one of the world’s largest steel producers and a tech manufacturing giant, have restructured aspects of their policies and procedures to minimize risks and fully leverage in-house business and legal resources. In matters ranging from public image safeguarding to supply chain contracts, he pushes the envelope through detailed management of legal-business considerations and defensive advisement to shift the future of his clients’ company goal realization and risk aversion for the better.
The American Lawyer Trailblazers series honors legal professionals who serve as agents of change in their respective practice areas.
Read more about John and George’s recognitions on pages 83 and 97 respectively in the 2022 Midwest Trailblazers publication here.
Since 2001, Foran Glennon has represented clients across the globe, offering sophisticated legal services in a cost-effective manner. Deep rooted in the insurance industry, the firm’s solution-focused attorneys represent insurance companies and other businesses in coverage, defense and subrogation matters, as well as commercial litigation and bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights.