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John Eggum is an associate at Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff. He concentrates his practice on restructuring and insolvency-related matters, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation. With respect to insolvency-related matters, Mr. Eggum has substantial experience representing creditors, debtors, trustees and other parties in interest in a variety of bankruptcy proceedings under all chapters of the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Eggum also handles a wide range of insurance coverage matters, including general liability, professional liability (including architects and engineers), first-party property (including complex mortgagee and loss payee issues), product liability, and mass tort matters.

Mr. Eggum obtained his law degree, with distinction, from The University of Iowa College of Law. His undergraduate degrees, in finance and political science, were also obtained from The University of Iowa. Following law school, Mr. Eggum served as the law clerk to the Hon. Bruce A. Markell in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Mr. Eggum is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and serves as an editor for the ABI’s Volo Project. He is a member of the Illinois bar.


Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Chapter 11: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%


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  • David Leibowitz

    John has done very fine work both in bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure defense. He has worked with and for me, of counsel, and has shown great talent and care, particularly for a young attorney.


    David Leibowitz Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff

222 N. LaSalle St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200805/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of ExcellenceAmerican Bankruptcy Institute, in association with The University of Iowa College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateForan Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff2013 - Present
AssociateButler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP2011 - 2013
AssociateLeibowitz Law Center--Lakelaw2009 - 2011
Law ClerkUnited States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember; Editor for ABI's Volo Project (2010 - Present)2008 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition (Jeffrey E. Thomas ed.)Chapter 109: Impact of Bankruptcy in Insurance Matters2013
25 Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions 33 (November/December 2011)Protecting Lender Interest in Insurance Proceeds: Bankruptcy and UCC Considerations2011
Utah Law ReviewSaving Homes in Bankruptcy: Housing Affordability and Loan Modification2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of IowaFinanceOther - Bachelors2005
University of IowaPolitical ScienceBA2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Protecting Lender Interest in Borrower Insurance Proceeds: Navigating Insurance and Bankruptcy Issues in Commercial LendingImpact of Bankruptcy on Lenders' Rights to Insurance Proceeds2011