Daniel Berkowitz focuses his practice on representing insurers in complex insurance coverage litigation arising under general liability, director and officer, and professional liability policies. He also handles matters involving claims of bad faith and provides strategic counseling to clients regarding potential liability and strategies for handling underlying liability matters.

Dan appears regularly in state and federal court, representing clients in all matters of litigation, including pre-suit counseling and advice, motion practice, discovery and mediation.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Dan initially joined Aronberg Goldgehn as an Associate. Before returning to practice with the firm, Dan spent two-and-a-half-years working for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office where he was an Assistant Attorney General in the General Law Bureau. In that role, he represented state agencies and state employees in State and Federal court, handling all manner of complex litigation work from initial case analysis through trial. He also litigated administrative actions involving state agencies and state employees. 

Dan currently serves as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association.

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

Dan presented "Illinois Workers Compensation Update: Exclusivity Under Attack," at a private client seminar, Oct. 15, 2019.

In addition, he is a regular contributor to Aronberg Goldgehn's Insurance Coverage Update, including:

He is also Co-Author of “From Envirodyne and Beyond: The Use of Extrinsic Evidence to Defeat and Create a Duty to Defend in Illinois,” IDC Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 3, Third Quarter 2015.

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Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

Boston College, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011



BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2017

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Chair (2022-2023)


PERSONAL

In his free time, Daniel enjoys testing his skills in the kitchen, traveling to explore new places or meet up with old friends, and participating in sports – real or fantasy.

What is one item on your bucket list? Eat Sushi in Japan.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer? I'd be an Owner and Operator of a Greasy Spoon Breakfast & Lunch spot.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? Studying Abroad in Melbourne, Australia.
What is your favorite restaurant? Dove’s Luncheonette
What is something most people don’t know about you? I am an avid Australian Rules Football fan. Go Saints!