Todd M. Saranecki
Partner

P: 312.422.5715
F: 312.345.9860
E: tsaranecki@amm-law.com
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Experience

  • Kuntz v. MetLife, Inc.

    Represented insurance client during trial in a professional malpractice dispute arising from an HMO-managed care plan. (Experience gained at prior firm)
  • Cessna U206G Accident Near Ostersund, Sweden

    Represented component manufacturer for wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from a crash near Ostersund, Sweden. (Experience gained at prior firm)
  • Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets and Breach of Non-Compete Agreement

    Successfully defeated an attempt to obtain injunction, and dissolved temporary restraining order against corporate client in dispute arising from alleged theft of trade secrets and breach of non-compete agreement. (Experience gained at prior firm)
  • Airbus A321 Accident Near Islamabad, Pakistan

    Obtained dismissal based upon forum non conveniens grounds on behalf of foreign airline of numerous wrongful claims arising from the 2010 crash of Airblue Flight 202, an Airbus A321, near Islamabad, Pakistan. (Experience gained at prior firm)

  • Airbus A330 Crash into Atlantic Ocean

    Obtained dismissal based upon forum non conveniens grounds on behalf of foreign component manufacturer of numerous wrongful death claims arising from the 2009 fatal crash of a French airline's Airbus A330 into the Atlantic Ocean. (Experience gained at prior firm)

  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Accident at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport

    Represented insurers and reinsurers of Chinese airline in claims arising from a crash at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok Airport on August 22, 1999. (Experience gained at prior firm)

  • Fleet Business Credit/Highland Credit Coverage Dispute

    Successfully defeated plaintiffs' bad faith claims in consolidated multi-million dollar coverage disputes, which prompted favorable settlement of additional insureds' claims stemming from Tower Air, Inc. bankruptcy and alleged missing aircraft and engine parts. (Experience gained at prior firm)
  • McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Accident Near Newark, New Jersey

    Represented cargo carrier in a multi-million dollar cargo claim arising from a crash at Newark, New Jersey on July 31, 1997. (Experience gained at prior firm)
  • Rans S-12 XL Accident Near Prarie Du Sac, Wisconsin

    Represented pilot-owner in a personal injury action arising from a crash in Prarie Du Sac, Wisconsin. (Experience gained at prior firm)
  • Fouga Magister Accident Near LaCrosse, Wisconsin

    Represented pilot-owner against a wrongful death action arising from in-flight breakup in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. (Experience gained at prior firm)

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1996
  • University of Iowa, B.A., History, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Speeches and Publications

  • Moderator and co-author "Perspective From General Counsel's Office,"presented to American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Washington, D.C., November 3, 2016
  • Recent Developments in Illinois Law- Presented May 2014.
  • Developments in Pre-Lawsuit Duty to Preserve Evidence -Presented May 2013.
  • Mastering the "Five P's" of Successful Settlement Negotiations- Presented January 2012.
  • Write Good, Pay Less: Policy Wording Matters!- Presented January 2011.
  • Todd M. Saranecki and Susan Russell,Will the Illinois Supreme Court Tame the Beast?, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, May 24, 2012.
  • Todd M. Saranecki and Susan Russell,Court Tries To Rein In Interpretation Of Voluntary Undertaking Exception,Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 1, 2012.
  • Professor Dale A. Nance,Verbal Completeness and Exclusionary Rules Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, 75 Tex. L. Rev. 51 (1996) (Research Assistant).