Maria Z. Vathis, President-Elect

Maria Z. Vathis is Of Counsel at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in Chicago.  She has been a member of the Federal Bar Association since the beginning of her legal career. She served as Chicago Chapter President in 2011 and was heavily involved in planning the 2011 FBA Annual Convention. She served as a Board Member of the Chicago Chapter from 2002-2006 and an officer starting in 2007. Maria also served as the National Delegate for the Chicago Chapter and spoke on a panel at the Chapter Leadership Training Program in 2011.

Maria defends clients in complex business litigation matters involving contracts, fraud, business torts, and professional liability. She has experience litigating first-party property coverage actions. Her practice also includes analyzing insurance coverage under first-party property, commercial general liability, and directors and officers insurance policies. In addition, Maria handles the defense of class actions involving alleged violations of federal statutes. She handles litigation nationwide in both federal and state courts.