Jeff is a partner in KBR’s Los Angeles, California, office with extensive experience in a broad range of high-exposure litigation and insurance coverage areas. He has represented his clients in all phases of litigation from the initial claim through trial and appeal in state and federal courts. Jeff is a tough litigator who is also resolution-minded; he fights for his clients so that they can focus on running their businesses.
Jeff has extensive litigation and trial experience defending physicians, therapists, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers in a wide variety of high-exposure medical malpractice, nursing home, assisted living facility, and wrongful death lawsuits. He handles product liability, toxic tort and asbestos litigation, and food-borne illness cases. In this capacity, Jeff was retained as National Trial Counsel for an insured client involved in the 2011 cantaloupe listeria outbreak where he supervised a dozen local defense firms in 60+ lawsuits across the country.
Jeff regularly defends management/employers in employment and business/commercial litigation as well as in matters involving breach of (or interference with) contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence throughout California. This necessarily involves litigation surrounding claims of sexual harassment, discrimination of every sort, retaliation, wrongful termination, and unfair competition. He also focuses on wage and hour class action litigation, as well as client counseling on employee relations and compliance with federal state and local laws, particularly as they pertain to wage and hour laws, employment agreements, and independent contractor issues.
With respect to insurance coverage, Jeff represents insurers exclusively with respect to EPL, D&O, E&O and GL policies. He advises insurers as to underlying liability and risk, the underwriting considerations relevant to insuring those liabilities, and policy drafting, In this capacity, Jeff monitors and supervises local defense counsel in California and throughout the country on litigated matters. When coverage disputes arise, Jeff represents insurers in coverage mediations and defends against “bad faith” claims in coverage litigation in state and federal courts.
Jeff’s broad range of experience lends itself greatly to the defense of lawyers, accountants, brokers in malpractice and other E&O lawsuits. Jeff’s practice also includes the representation of corporate clients and property owners involved in general, product and premises liability litigation.