J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2001
B.A., magna cum laude, College of Saint Benedict, 1998
Rebecca represents large and small businesses, policyholders, contractors, employers, executives, entrepreneurs, and individuals in a variety of litigation and advisory matters throughout California, including in the following areas:
- Denial of insurance coverage
- Improper exhaustion of insurance coverage
- Breach of fiduciary duty & bad faith
- Improper application of coverages to significant losses, including losses arising from wildfires
- Subrogation issues and the impact on policyholder recovery from third parties
- Breach of contract and warranty
- Corporate mismanagement
- Attorney malpractice
Rebecca’s insurance recovery practice is focused exclusively on representing policyholders in coverage disputes, in the purchase, renewal, and evaluation of coverage, in analyzing potential claims that may trigger coverage and, when in the best interests of the client, negotiating resolutions with insurers.
Rebecca has significant and substantial complex litigation experience representing clients in state and federal courts and in various ADR proceedings throughout California and Minnesota. She has litigated landmark insurance coverage cases, securing hundreds of millions of dollars of disputed insurance proceeds for her policyholder clients. Her experience includes claims under Comprehensive General Liability, Directors & Officers, First Party Property, Business Interruption, Employment Practices, and Homeowner policies. She has tried, and won, significant cases involving missing policies, non-products coverage for asbestos-related injuries and bad faith claims. Rebecca’s litigation experience also includes breach of contract and warranty claims on behalf of her construction clients, complex and emotional partnership disputes, ERISA breach of fiduciary duty class action cases on behalf of employees, and claims against PG&E and others for the destructive wildfires that destroyed properties throughout Northern California. In addition to her litigation practice, Rebecca has extensive experience counseling both employers and executives in all areas of employment law.
Practical & Principled
Rebecca is passionate about her clients and responding to their needs. She enjoys finding practical, thoughtful solutions to difficult problems. Rebecca works closely with her clients to solve disputes prior to litigation and, when litigation is necessary, she litigates aggressively, trying, and winning claims for her clients.