Duane joined Reed Smith when the firm combined with Sachnoff & Weaver. He is a senior member of the firm's Insurance Coverage Group. He has been heavily involved for more than twenty years in both negotiating the terms and conditions of D&O, E&O, Media, E-Commerce, Commercial Crime, Fidelity and similar policies and successfully resolving disputes under these policies. Overall, Duane has helped recover hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance proceeds and he has helped to design and negotiate insurance coverage programs for corporations, investment funds, partnerships, foundations and not-for-profit entities throughout the United States and internationally. Duane has authored and contributed to numerous articles and given presentations on insurance coverage issues at prominent conferences and courses throughout the United States.
- 2010 - Human Rights Practitioner Award from the National Immigrant Justice Center
- 2010 - Reed Smith Sean Halpin Award for Pro-bono Service
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 1986, J.D., Cum Laude
- University of Detroit Mercy, 1978, B.A.