CyBIR: Cyber and Privacy Breaches – Insurance and Reinsurance Data Privacy Lawyers: Walker Wilcox & Matousek Law Firm


Celeste King

Founding Partner
Phone: 312.244.6777
Fax: 312.244.6800

Celeste advises clients on cyber risks unique to the legal and medical professions, municipalities, religious organizations, hospitals, financial institutions and the retail industry.   She helps companies to prevent, prepare and minimize a privacy breach and  advises clients on coordinating breach response and coverage counsel.  For insurers and reinsurers, Celeste provides coverage analysis under first party and third party CGL policies and has advised on policy drafting and underwriting guidelines for cyber-risk insurance.

Celeste makes frequent presentations in person and via webinars on cyber risks and is the founder of and regular contributor to the CyBIR blog and LinkedIn CyBIR group.

In addition to her privacy practice, Celeste is an experienced insurance and reinsurance coverage counsel.

Celeste, AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is a founding partner of Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP.


Jones_Cassie (00743320xAE57E)Cassandra L. Jones

Phone: 312.244.6761
Fax: 312.244.6800

Cassandra Jones practices in the area of insurance coverage counseling and general litigation.  Cassandra focuses on insurance coverage and counseling, representing the interests of domestic and international insurers involving directors and officers, professional liability, general liability and cyber/privacy claims.  Prior to joining the firm, she was part of the Legal & Compliance department of Stark Investments, a Milwaukee-based hedge fund, and a Compliance Specialist with Northwestern Mutual. Cassandra graduated from Marquette University Law School and is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin.


J. Kerman High Res Photo (00976535xAE57E)Jeremy D. Kerman

Phone: 312.244.6730
Fax: 312.244.6800

Jeremy Kerman has handled many cases involving cyber liability, including coverage issues and data breach investigations and reporting compliance issues.  He has worked on the Anthem data breach, one of the largest data breaches in history affecting approximately 80 million individuals.  In addition to handling cyber/privacy disputes caused by unauthorized access and attacks, Jeremy also represents insurers in coverage cases involving physical loss of hardware and other unintended disclosures.

In addition to cyber/privacy matters, Jeremy’s practice involves a variety of insurance coverage cases and commercial litigation.  He has handled hundreds of coverage cases arising from professional liability, directors and officers and errors and omissions.  He works on general litigation involving financial institution clients, subrogation matters for insurers,  product liability direct defense work and complex insurance coverage and bad faith arbitrations.

Jeremy attended Chicago-Kent College of Law where he was a member of the law review and moot court, as well as a Teaching Assistant for first year legal writing students.  He served as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Wayne R. Andersen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Michael A. KuikenMichael A. Kuiken

Phone: 312.244.6719
Fax: 312.244.6800/6801

Michael Kuiken advises clients on cyber and privacy risks in an insurance coverage context.  Michael’s practice focuses on insurance coverage counseling and litigation in a wide variety of areas, including directors and officers counseling and litigation; professional liability litigation; financial institutions insurance coverage; and cyber and privacy risks related to same.   Michael also has extensive experience in the area of general commercial litigation. He routinely gives presentations and contributes to the CyBIR blog, discussing hot button issues in the areas of insurance coverage and cyber and privacy risks.  Michael is licensed in Illinois and has represented clients in disputes in over thirty (30+) jurisdictions, both in the U.S. and internationally, in a wide variety of insurance coverage and commercial disputes.


Lahm_Kevin_1402_0041-LRKevin A. Lahm

Phone: 312.244.6741
Fax: 312.244.6800

Kevin A. Lahm concentrates his practice on insurance coverage and litigation over a wide range of policy lines, representing both domestic and foreign insurers in investigating claims, evaluating coverage and potential liability, and litigating complex insurance coverage disputes. Kevin has extensive experience with commercial, professional, excess, and cyber insurance claims involving potential for high-exposure. He recently worked closely with an insurer to investigate and evaluate coverage in a complex cyber insurance dispute amongst multiple carriers that resulted in a favorable mediation for his client. Kevin contributes frequently to the firm’s cyber blog and also practices in the firm’s general litigation, commercial, and first party property groups.

While in law school, Kevin represented Chicago-Kent for two years in the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and graduated with honors. Kevin is also an active member of the Chicago Bar Association.