Todd Rowe


Todd M. Rowe practices in the field of insurance coverage and has represented insurers in litigation and non-litigation disputes. Todd regularly advises insurers on complex matters, including the resolution of large claims and claims under specialty and commercial insurance lines throughout the country. Specifically, he has been involved in the following:

  • Liability Insurance: Advising insurers on various insurance issues related to third party liability for Bodily injury, property damage, and personal and advertising injury claims. Todd has also counseled clients on specialized claims involving oil and gas industry exposures, complex multi-party large-scale environmental cleanups and professional liability.
  • First Party Claims: Advising clients on pre-suit claims and multi-state litigation related first party property issues.
  • Cyber-Risk Insurance Claims: Working with underwriters on policy provisions and counseling clients on issues in this emerging area of law.

Todd has litigation and counseling experience involving a wide range of complex commercial disputes and business litigation and has also defended a number of automotive-related companies in litigation throughout the country. He counsels Tressler’s corporate industrial clients regarding contract issues, resolving disputes prior to litigation and handling litigation in a number of jurisdictions.Todd also counsels clients on the potential for cyber risk liability and compliance with state and Federal privacy laws. Todd is a regular contributor to Tressler’s Privacy Risk Report blog.

Membership and Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Michigan State Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), Member

Todd has spoken and authored on topics related to insurance coverage for a number of specialty lines, including insurance coverage for claims related to oil and gas and intellectual property. In 2014, he was named an Associate Editor of the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal. His published articles include:

  • “What Have We Learned from the Recent Ebola Outbreak?,” For The Defense, May 2015
  • “Intellectual Property Insurance: No Longer Requiring General Liability Policies to Provide Coverage for Unique Intellectual Property Claims,” ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Newsletter, Fall 2013
  • “Underwriting the Risks of Innovation,” WIPO Magazine, August 2011
  • “Insurance for IP Assets Can Mitigate Risks Associated With Innovation,” The Tech Transfer Blog, August 10, 2011
  • “Specialty Insurance for Intellectual Property: Additional Security for Owners of Intellectual Property Assets,”DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 19, No. 1, Fall 2008


His presentations have included:

  • “Why Government Entities Should Care About Cyber Security,” Tressler’s Governing With Confidence, Chicago, May 28, 2015
  • “The Changing Face of Cyber Risk,”Advisen Cyber Risk Network, Webinar, April 7, 2015
  • “Don’t Get Trapped,!” Tressler’s The Sophisticated Issues and Trends in Complex Property Claims Seminar, Chicago, May 21, 2014
  • “An Introduction to Bad Faith/Extra-Contractual Liability,” CBA YLS Insurance Coverage Committee, September 8, 2009


  • First Party Property Insurance Law Alert (July 13, 2015)
  • First Party Property Insurance Law Special Alert (March 11, 2015)
  • First Party Property Insurance Law Alert (March 2015)
  • More


  • Rowe Quoted in Business Insurance on Walmart Bad Faith Case
  • Rowe Published in Advisen Cyber Risk Network
  • Rowe’s Privacy Risk Report Article on MLB Data Breach Republished
  • More

Presentations and Events:

  • Cyber Security – Protecting Your Agency and Your Patrons
  • The Changing Face of Cyber Risk
  • Tressler Co-Sponsors Park District Finance Seminar
  • More


Todd M. Rowe, Partner
Tressler, LLP
233 S. Wacker Drive
22nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
T 312.627.4180
F 312.627.1717

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