David J. Tecson

David concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation in state and federal court. He has successfully tried diverse cases to verdict and judgment. His experience includes commercial claims, healthcare, insurance coverage, employment, ERISA, director and officer liability, and class-action litigation.

He is also a former prosecutor for the Illinois Secretary of State. His clients include hospital systems, medical providers, schools, manufacturers, a wide range of business ventures, and international corporations based in Europe and South America. Notable trial work includes David’s successful prosecution of a complex managed care cases, multiple arbitrations on behalf of hospitals, a successful three-week federal jury trial, qui tam litigation, medical staff corrective action hearings, the prosecution and defense of director and officer claims, and international litigation.

He frequently counsels clients on employment issues. When necessary, he litigates employment claims before the U.S. District Court, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission and other administrative agencies.

David lectures and writes on various topics arising out of his practice. The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education selected him to co-author (with Ryan Haas) a chapter (Remedies) of the 2018 Practice Handbook on Employment Discrimination.

David worked in Argentina and Brazil prior to starting his practice in Chicago, and he is proficient in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.

He served as a guest professor in the healthcare section of DePaul University College of Law (2018), as an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law teaching a course in healthcare litigation (2016) and as a guest professor at Wheaton College where he taught a course on international dispute resolution and litigation (2013-2015).

David currently serves on Chuhak & Tecson’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Chuhak & Tecson:

Chuhak & Tecson offers more than just solutions. Since 1987, our experienced lawyers have served our clients not only as counselors but also as valued partners. With Chuhak & Tecson you will find a collaborative team of legal advisers who share a genuine interest in your success—professionals whose entrepreneurial spirit and vision are compatible with your own. All our attorneys are self-starters who maintain a holistic view of your goals, inspiring us to be creative in our solutions and driving us to remain a step ahead in moving your needs forward.

Chuhak & Tecson is built on the values that inspired the firm’s founders over 30 years ago—hard work, honesty and integrity. We position ourselves to attract attorneys with these values. As a team and as individuals, we do what’s right for the people we represent and the communities where we live and serve. Unlike many law firms where layers of bureaucracy impede direct contact with counsel, we connect our clients with experienced lawyers right away. It’s how we show we’re right there with you. This synthesis of experience and accessibility enables us to deliver high-quality service and solutions at a fair price.

Our home in Chicago is an advantage, too, and not just as a venue of Midwest values. Our Loop address places our firm in close proximity to local clients and in a prime central location for clients from across the United States.

 

Emily A. Beer

Emily Beer is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice.

In 2014, Ms. Beer worked as a summer associate with Foley in the New York office. While in law school she served in a law clinic at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and was a law clerk at the Tompkins County District Attorney’s Office.

Prior to law school, Ms. Beer worked as a research and development associate for a medical device start-up conducting patent research and drafting grant applications for developing technology.

Education:

Ms. Beer earned her law degree from Cornell Law (J.D., cum laude, 2014) where she was general editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. She received her bachelor’s degree in science, technology, and society from Vassar College (B.A., magna cum laude, 2012) where she wrote her thesis on “Cryonics: Definitions of Death and Ethical, Legal, and Moral Implications.”

Admissions:

Ms. Beer is admitted to practice in New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Firm Overview:

Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives, and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses.

On April 1, 2018, Foley combined with Gardere, Wynne & Sewell LLP. Foley & Lardner LLP operates as “Foley Gardere” in Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Houston, and as “Foley Gardere Arena” in Mexico City through its subsidiary, Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C.