Scott Hecht is the leader of the firm's Insurance litigation practice group. He advises clients about insurance issues and litigates insurance and employee benefits disputes. Executive liability insurance policies (Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices, and Fiduciary) and Property/Business Interruption policies are Scott’s primary focus, but he also has substantial experience handling matters involving general liability insurance, pollution liability insurance, title insurance, cyber insurance, and fidelity bonds. Scott's insurance practice has given him the opportunity to assist clients in managing catastrophes, both man-made and natural. Scott also has substantial experience defending ERISA claims involving both pension and welfare benefit plans. Those claims include claims for benefits, breach of fiduciary duty and retaliation/interference, as well as all manner of litigation concerning the structure, administration and funding of employee benefit plans. Scott also counsels employer clients concerning compliance with laws governing the workplace, and he defends employers against claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, and other violations of those laws. Scott has ample class action experience having served as lead counsel in the defense of both ERISA and insurance-related class actions. He has litigated cases in federal judicial districts throughout the Midwest and defended appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits. Scott is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC).