Martin J. Bishop is a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation Group, and he is an experienced trial attorney who devotes his entire practice to managed care litigation and counseling. He has litigated a variety of complex individual, multi-party and class action managed-care cases across the country involving issues such as ERISA, RICO, the Affordable Care Act, the Mental Health Parity Act, provider networks, claims-denials, prompt pay, bad faith, breach of contract, and a variety of common law claims.
He is a member of the Trial Bar and has litigated and tried cases in jurisdictions across the continental United States and Puerto Rico. Marty also has extensive experience in federal and state appeals.
In addition to his legal work, Marty is deeply committed to pro bono and community service. He has donated his time and services to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the American Civil Liberties Union, and HotHouse/Center for International Performance and Exhibition.
He also frequently writes and lectures about a variety of topics. In the area of consumer financial services, he is the founder, former editor and a contributor to the CFSL Bulletin, a blog devoted to legal developments in consumer financial services litigation.
In addition, Marty regularly speaks on developments in this area, including the recent changes under Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act. He also served on the editorial board of Law360’s Privacy & Consumer Protection publication.
- Boston University, 1999, J.D.
- Florida Atlantic University, 1996, B.A.
Professional Admissions & Qualifications :
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court – Central District of Illinois
- State Supreme Court – Illinois
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas
Professional Affiliations :
- Board of Directors, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
- Previous Board Member, HotHouse
- Represented a national developer and related defendants in a case brought by a plaintiff seeking damages and rescission of approximately $10 million in condominium purchases, asserting claims under, among other things, the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, common law fraud, breach of contract, and conspiracy.
- Represented a manufacturer in prosecuting claims against a former employee for breach of fiduciary duty and other torts related to the former employee’s startup of a competing business.
- Represented an office products manufacturing and supply company in a variety of international disputes arising out of an asset purchase agreement.
- Represented a financial institution in multiple related proceedings involving attempts by the manager of hundreds of senior living communities across the United States to reorganize and renegotiate debt in the context of an SEC receivership, and the bankruptcy of one of the guarantors of manager’s debt.
- Represented an insurance company in obtaining a preliminary injunction where the defendant, a former executive of the insurance company, breached his fiduciary duties when he took certain proprietary information belonging to the defendants and used it to start a competing business.
- Represented an international reinsurer in a nine-figure dispute and trial related to responsibility for liability under a reinsurance contract involving automotive insurance.
- Represented a managed care company in a provider contract arbitration related to the payment rate for a particular procedure under the terms of the provider agreement.
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