Gordon & Rees Insurance Law Blog
Gordon & Rees’ Insurance Group consists of more than 150 attorneys in offices across the country focused on representing and counseling many of the world’s largest domestic and foreign insurers, making the group one of the largest and most experienced of its kind in the United States. With an almost 45-year track record, Gordon & Rees has established itself as a go-to firm for the most complex and highest stakes insurance coverage cases.
We regularly handle precedent-setting cases involving high exposure claims and novel legal theories, including class actions, insurer liquidations, suits based on California Business & Professions Code section 17200 and other emerging statutory claims, excess insurance issues, environmental and toxic exposures, professional liability, construction defect, and claims relating to life, health and disability insurance including ERISA.
The Insurance Group has a proven record of success in defeating claims at the summary judgment stage and in trial, and achieving creative and favorable results for clients through alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
Matthew Foy is a partner in Gordon & Rees’ San Francisco office and serves both as the National Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Property and Casualty insurance practice as well as the Practice Group Leader of the San Francisco Insurance group. He has more than 15 years experience representing national insurers at the claims stage, in trial, and on appeal. Mr. Foy’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and advice involving primary and excess liability policies with an emphasis on complex personal and advertising injury, cyber-liability, environmental, asbestos, other mass torts, and construction defect matters.
Michael Pursell is a Partner in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on complex insurance coverage matters and bad faith litigation. Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Pursell worked at a reputable firm in Oakland, California where his practice also focused on complex insurance coverage matters as well as litigation. Mr. Pursell has significant experience in a variety of fields outside of insurance, including premise liability, negligence, breach of contract, Bankruptcy, creditors’ remedies, and commercial litigation.
Regen O’Malley concentrates her practice on the defense of insurers against both contractual and extra-contractual claims. She also regularly counsels insurers regarding complex coverage issues and represents insurers in defending and prosecuting declaratory judgment actions in coverage disputes. Her experience includes commercial general liability, professional liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, umbrella/excess, business property, liquor liability, homeowners, and automobile insurance policies.