Susan N.K. Gummow

Foran Glennon

Chicago, IL


A partner in the firm, Susan N. K. Gummow concentrates her practice in general commercial matters including bankruptcy, insurance coverage and commercial litigation. This combination of experience has resulted in a unique practice area representing insurance companies confronted with a full array of bankruptcy issues.

Ms. Gummow’s experience includes environmental, asbestos, mass tort, general liability, first-party property (complex mortgage and loss payee issues, business interruption), financial lines, cyber/technology liability, professional liability and Director & Officer liability (including serving as monitoring counsel). She also advises insurers on deductibles and self-insured retentions; the rights of co- insureds and additional insureds; various settlement and release issues, successor liability and the impact of bankruptcy.

Ms. Gummow has extensive experience in general commercial litigation, including financial institution and consumer fraud disputes, meditation, the defense of cases involving commercial and professional liability claims and contractor disputes. She has represented creditor and third party interests in bankruptcy proceedings including the defense of preference actions. Ms. Gummow also served as corporate in-house counsel providing her with experience in various corporate issues including negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

Ms. Gummow is the author of the Bankruptcy and Insurance Law Manual published by the American Bankruptcy Institute, currently in its Third Edition. The Manual provides the basics of insurance law for the bankruptcy practitioner and the basics of the bankruptcy law for the insurance practitioner. A copy of the Manual is available through the ABI web site at


Ms. Gummow is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. She completed the comprehensive Mediation Skills Training Program at Northwestern University and trained at prestigious Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.


Ms. Gummow has an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell indicating the highest ranking in legal ability and ethical standards as determined by peers in the legal community.

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