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Faculty and Administration Profiles

William Carlisle Herbert (Carlisle)

Title/s:  Distinguished Lecturer in Residence

Office #:  Corboy 1328

Phone: 312.915.7120

Email: wherbet@luc.edu


Carlisle Herbert has a broad background in civil litigation, representing clients in jury trials, bench trials, administrative proceedings and estate proceedings. He has represented clients in court proceedings in Illinois, New York City, Los Angeles, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

His cases addressed issues in many substantive areas, including commercial relations (contract and fraud), insurance insolvency, reinsurance coverage, ERISA, insurance guaranty association coverage, accounting standards, energy regulation, media law, RICO and antitrust.

He was a litigation training partner for more than 15 years with Hopkins & Sutter and subsequently with Foley & Lardner LLP.


BA, (major in English Literature), Princeton University, 1969
MSJ, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1970
JD, with honors, Northwestern University Law School, 1976

Program Areas

Advanced Litigation Skills
Advanced Writing for Civil Litigation
The Law of Risk Management

Selected Publications

"When Jurisdictions Collide: Determining Judicial Roles When Bankruptcy Court and Insurance Receivership Court Responsibilities Overlap," ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, p. 941 (Summer 2007).

"Seeking Equity in a Reinsurer's Obligations to an Insolvent Life Insurer: The Role of the Market Value Adjustment," Mealey’s Litigation Report: Reinsurance, Vol. 17, No. 15 (December 2006).

"ASB Proposes Bifurcation of Insurance Contracts," Insurance Finance & Investment, Vol. XI, No. 18 (December 2006).

"Keeping the Equity in ERISA: Limiting Judicial Relief to What is 'Appropriate,'" Journal of Academic Legal Studies, Vol. 2, p. 4 (June 2006).

"Remodeling at the Core of Insurance Insolvency: The New Insurer Receivership Model Act and Rights-Fixing," Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance Insolvency, Vol. 18, No. 1 (May 2006).

"Designing a Federal Guaranty: A Glance Back at the Original Design of the State Guaranty Laws," NOLHGA Journal, Vol. VII, No. 4 (Fall 2001).

Libel and Slander Depositions (Juris Publishing, 1999), with Michael Conway.

"Criminal Rights in Civil Antitrust Litigation: the Roles of Grand Jury Secrecy and the Right against Self-Incrimination," a chapter in Antitrust Counseling and Litigation Techniques (Matthew Bender 1992), with Mark Crane.