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DuChateau and Jacobi Receive Awards from IDC

HeplerBroom attorney James DuChateau receiving IDC's Volunteer of the Year award from IDC executive Director Sandra Wulf HeplerBroom attorney Katie Jacobi
James DuChateau received  IDC's Volunteer of the Year award from Executive Director Sandra Wulf. Katie Jacobi received IDC's 2019 Rising Star award.

James DuChateau and Katie Jacobi were honored recently at the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s (IDC) annual meeting, which was held at the East Bank Club in Chicago.

DuChateau was named the Association’s Volunteer of the Year. He is on IDC’s Board of Directors and is the Associate Editor of IDC Quarterly, the association’s professional journal. In the past he served as Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Committee. A partner in the firm’s Chicago, office, DuChateau focuses his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and commercial law in state and federal courts throughout the Midwest and Mountain West. He has been named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers. In 2014, he was the Legal Assistance Foundation’s Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year.

Jacobi received IDC’s Rising Star award. She is Vice-Chair of the association’s Young Lawyers Committee and an Assistant Editor of IDC Quarterly. Also a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, Jacobi focuses her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. She has been named a Rising Star by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers and an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers. She writes and lectures frequently on issues related to insurance law.

HeplerBroom LLC COVID-19 Response

HeplerBroom has been diligently working on its response and continuity plan to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the health and safety of our employees, their families, and our clients as our top priority.

To help ensure everyone’s continued health and well-being, effective March 17, 2020, all attorneys and staff began working remotely. We continue to assess the situation and will return to our physical offices when appropriate.

To ensure this, the firm has identified essential personnel in each office who will make certain that critical firm functions that cannot be done remotely continue to be handled. We have put in place protocol for those essential personnel to make sure they are keeping healthy per the CDC cleaning and sanitizing recommendations. All teams have back-up personnel and procedures that we will follow to make sure all deadlines are met and clients receive the same great service and work product that we have always been proud to provide.

HeplerBroom’s IT department has been working hard to make sure all remote employees are set up with equipment and access from home to limit disruption to our clients. Maintaining security and confidentiality has remained, and will continue to remain, at the forefront of all processes and procedures, at all levels throughout the firm.

The firm has created emergency communication measures to communicate any changes to this plan to employees and are communicating on a regular basis with any and all new resources and helpful information during this uncertain time.

During these fluid and unpredictable times, HeplerBroom will continue its commitment to great service and results for our clients, all while keeping safe and healthy.

Wishing you and your families good health.

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