Kerman’s Korner–Be Prepared for Anything…And Don’t Lose Your Wallet


01315661Kerman’s Korner returns with a very special guest: Jonathan Schwartz from the law firm Goldberg Segalla!  Jonathan shares a story from early in his career where he had to deal with a lot of unexpected hurdles and think on his feet under pressure.  Listen here to this episode called “Be Prepared for Anything…And Don’t Lose Your Wallet”:

Special thanks to Jonathan for also letting Jeremy appear as a guest on his podcast, Timely Notice, to talk about recent developments with insurance coverage issues involved with Telephone Consumer Protection Act litigation.  You can listen to Jeremy’s appearance on Timely Notice on LinkedIn ( or Twitter (

A reminder: if you will be at the PLUS Conference in San Diego from November 7-9, be sure to stop by and hear Jeremy speak on The Building Blocks of Blockchain and a Bit on Bitcoin” on November 8 at 9:30 AM.   

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If you want to follow Jonathan’s lead and be a guest on Kerman’s Korner, please contact Jeremy at

Kerman’s Korner: Everything I Wanted . . . And So Much Less



Kerman’s Korner podcast has returned from a nice, long summer vacation.  In this episode, Jeremy shares a story about one of the trips he took this summer to do an oral argument in front of a state supreme court.  The argument didn’t go exactly as he had planned…

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Giving Back at YMCA & Greater Chicago Food Depository Produce Day

On Friday May 11, volunteers from WWM once again participated at the Libby Community School Program’s Produce Day.  WWM joined Y workers to sort and distribute donated produce and other perishable items from the Greater Chicago Food Depository to the area’s low-income seniors and families.

Click here for a letter (PDF) from Linda Dean, Director of Volunteerism of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, thanking WWM for 8 years of volunteering at the Libby Community School Program’s Produce Day, which is co-sponsored by the YMCA and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

WWM Partner Promotions

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WWM is pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle T. Geiger and Jeremy D. Kerman to partner.

Kyle is a trial lawyer with nearly a decade of experience handling catastrophic injury and death claims. He has extensive experience in representing corporate and individual clients in defending products liability, negligence, premise liability, medical malpractice and other tort cases. He values identifying and managing risk for his clients at the earliest stages of litigation. Kyle grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and has resided in the City of Chicago since graduating from law school. In his free time, Kyle enjoys running, traveling, watching the Chicago Cubs and spending time with his Goldendoodle, Teddi.

Jeremy prides himself on being thorough, thoughtful, prompt, and persistent in his handling of insurance coverage and commercial litigation matters. Jeremy has handled hundreds of D&O, E&O, and cyber claims, and has represented clients in insurance arbitrations, as well as in federal and state court trials and mediations. Jeremy also founded the Kerman’s Korner podcast When not in the courtroom, Jeremy can be found on the softball field, poorly singing along to classic rock songs on the radio, or mapping out his next hiking excursion.

Kerman’s Korner: Know When It’s Time to Stop Talking


Time for another Kerman’s Korner podcast!  In this installment, I reminisce about my first solo trial and how it taught me that sometimes you can accomplish more with silence than you can with words…even lawyers.  Especially lawyers. 

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The Other Side of the Bitcoin: Doxxing, Ransomware, and Implications for D&O Policies

For those of you who were not able to attend the PLUS-sponsored webinar back in October featuring Special Agent Eric Shiffman of the FBI, Shannon Clark from Chubb, and WWM’s own Jeremy Kerman, please check out the recording of the webinar here:  If you are interested in learning a bit more about Bitcoin, doxxing, ransomware, and implications for D&O policies, then there is something to learn from the webinar!

Please Join Jeremy Kerman at 2017 PLUS Conference in Atlanta, GA November 1-3

If you are attending the 2017 PLUS Conference in Atlanta, Georgia next week, please plan to join Jeremy Kerman of Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP November 2nd, at 3:45pm for the panel “Ransomware Attacks! A Survival Guide.”

Moderator: Matt Prevost, RPLU, Senior Vice President, Chubb

Jeremy Batterman, Associate Director Incident Response, Navigant
Dan Burke, Vice President, Technology Product Head, Hiscox
Shannon Groeber, Senior Vice President, JLT Specialty USA
Jeremy Kerman, Attorney, Walker Wilcox Matousek LLP

Please click here to register:

Giving Back at the YMCA’s Produce Day

01471757On Friday October 13, staff and attorneys from WWM volunteered to work the YMCA’s Produce Day at Arthur A. Libby Elementary School.  The monthly event is a collaboration between the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, created to bring fresh produce to this area of the city known to be a “food desert”.  WWM joined with YMCA workers and other volunteers in unloading, sorting, packaging and distributing donated produce and other perishable items to the area’s low-income seniors and families.  It was hard but rewarding work and WWM was privileged once again to be assisting the YMCA and GCFD in this worthy cause.