This summer, Lindner & Marsack’s Daniel Finerty published his sixth scholarly article for the Wisconsin Defense Counsel’s (WDC) Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal. In the same issue, he was honored with the Journal’s 2023 Publication Award.

Daniel’s current article, “Employment Law for Defense Attorneys and Insurance Professionals: a Process-Oriented Approach,” introduces and provides background regarding the foundations of employment law and the various cooperative processes it requires for defense attorneys and insurance professionals handling Employment Practice Liability Insurance (EPLI) claims at any stage of their careers. By understanding these foundations, which are oriented around processes designed to bring an employer and employee together to solve a problem and keep them together, insurance professionals can ensure more thorough and grounded assessments of EPLI claims in order to bring greater value in the organization.

In addition, Daniel received the Journal’s 2023 Publication Award – bestowed by the publication’s editor and Board of Directors – which each year recognizes one well-written cutting-edge article. The award recognizes the article, “Defending Native American Clients and Their Carrier Partners – The Impact of Wisconsin’s Tribal Gaming Compacts,” which was co-authored by Adam Fitzpatrick of Corneille Law Group and originally appeared in the Summer 2022 edition. Daniel and Adam will receive their award at the WDC Annual Conference August 10-11 in Wisconsin Dells.

Daniel’s work with Lindner & Marsack, SC, focuses on defending EPLI claims for national and regional public-sector carriers and their third-party administrators (TPAs). He regularly counsels and trains claim professionals on best practices in handling EPLI claims. For more than 25 years, he has partnered with EPLI carriers, TPAs, and their respective claims professionals to defend EPLI claims in litigation, arbitration, mediation and during pre-filing, post-tender stage.

In addition to membership in the State Bar of Wisconsin and the State Bar of Illinois (pending), Daniel is admitted to practice in several federal district courts as well as numerous Native American tribal courts in Wisconsin and Michigan. He is an active member of the Wisconsin Defense Counsel, The Gavel and the Defense Research Institute’s Native Nations Law Task Force.

The Wisconsin Civil Trial Journal is published three times annually and provides scholarly information and analysis on tort topics and matters of interest to the defense bar.