Warren von Schleicher

Warren is an inventive strategist and inspired writer who brings clarity to complex problems, then persuades with a turn of phrase. Warren writes on ERISA and insurance coverage, focusing on legal theory and philosophy.
E avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma

SMITH | VON SCHLEICHER + ASSOCIATES
CHICAGO + ATLANTA
Managing Partner

EDUCATION
J.D. 1987, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI
  Editorial Board, Univ. of Michigan Journal of Law Reform
B.A 1984, Boston University, Boston, MA
  Ancient Language and Literature
  Αττική διάλεκτος and Lingua Latina
  Summa Cum Laude with Distinction
  Phi Beta Kappa
1983, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Dissertation, Poetics of Contrast: Virgilian Bucolic Imagery in 17th Century Poetry

ACADEMICS
Philosophy of Law and Morality
Legal Realism

ADMITTED
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeal
  Sixth Circuit
  Seventh Circuit
  Ninth Circuit
Illinois (N.D. Ill., C.D. Ill., S.D. Ill., Ill. S.Ct.)
Michigan (E.D. Mich., W.D. Mich.)
Tennessee (E.D. Tenn., W.D. Tenn.)
Wisconsin (E.D. Wis., W.D. Wis.)
Indiana (N.D. Ind., S.D. Ind.)
Ohio (N.D. Ohio)
Pro hac vice: Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

SELECT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Faculty Lecturer – “Preemption & ERISA Plan Design” American Conference Institute (New York City Jan 23, 2014)
Testified before Dept. of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council, “Managing Disability Risks” (Washington DC Aug. 28, 2012)
“Wearing Out One’s Welcome: Sitting by Designation on the Court of Appeals” (DRI Newsletter, Vol. 22 No. 1, 2011)
“Villains, Victims & Sinners: Morality and the Law of Suicide Exclusions” (DRI Newsletter, Vol. 20 No. 4, 2010)
“The Court Gave, and the Court Hath Taken Away – Judicial Displacement of Administrative Discretion” (DRI, Oct. 2009)
Panelist with Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer and Mark DeBofsky, “ERISA and Mental Illness” (Chicago Oct. 2009)
“Moral Judicial Estoppel” (The Voice, Vol. 7, Oct. 2008)
Faculty Lecturer – DRI, “Equitable Relief under ERISA” (San Francisco April 2008)
“Injury, Sickness And Causal Ambiguity” (ABA TortSource, Vol. 10, Spring 2008)
“It’s Payback Time: Obtaining Equitable Relief In The Wake of Sereboff” (DRI, March 2008)
“The Causal Conundrum” (The Voice, Vol. 6, Fall 2007)

LEGAL AFFILIATIONS
Defense Research Institute
  ERISA, Life, Health & Disability
  Publications Editor 2008 – 2012
  Annual Meeting Committee Chair 2008 – 2010

CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Lyric Opera of Chicago – Silver Grand Benefactor
Taekwondo Blackbelt

MILITARY
Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve

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