Biography

John Green has over thirty years of experience recovering money from insurance companies under a broad range of insurance policies, including general liability, directors' and officers' liability, professional E&O, technology E&O, cyber liability, commercial property, and builders-risk policies. He has litigated, arbitrated, or mediated many high stakes coverage matters and has helped clients obtain a total of over $1 billion in insurance recoveries.

His clients range from some of the world’s largest multinational corporations to cutting edge technology companies; and matters he has handled range from high stakes mass tort litigation involving over 10,000 plaintiffs, to many novel insurance questions raised by Bay Area technology companies.

John brings to his practice an exceptionally deep knowledge of insurance coverage concepts, honed by over three decades of experience. He enhances this technical expertise with a pragmatic, business-oriented perspective that keeps the focus on the clients’ ultimate goals and interests. As a negotiator, he strives to be straightforward and reasonable, but also seeks to obtain the optimal value on each claim. John believes in setting ambitious targets and devotes his energetic and enthusiastic effort to achieving those goals. He believes litigation should not be pursued for its own sake, but to achieve solutions that provide the best outcome for his clients.

Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel
  • ABA Section of Litigation; Insurance Litigation Section; Tort and Insurance Practice Section

Firm Highlights

Publication

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law (the full 880-page text of the CARES Act is available here ). One feature of the CARES...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Farella Advises on Sale of Diamond Creek Winery to Maison Louis Roederer

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, March 16, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the family of the late Boots Brounstein on the sale of their Diamond Creek Winery in Calistoga, Calf. to French Champagne producer Maison...

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Coronavirus Was Unexpected, but Is It Force Majeure? (Webinar)

Join speakers, Matt Lewis and Janice Reicher, on the webinar discussing "Coronavirus Was Unexpected, but Is It Force Majeure?"

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Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line

Mary McCutcheon was quote in the Claims Journal article,"Insurers Brace for Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line." Link to read the full article .

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Daily Journal Names Farella Lawyers Among Top IP Lawyers in California

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partners Jeffrey M. Fisher and James L. Day were named to the 2020 list of “Top Intellectual Property Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal...

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Wine Businesses, Lenders, and Difficult Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic and public health efforts to combat it will impact different wine businesses in different ways. Those that depend on on-premise and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales, such as restaurant, hospitality, and tasting room...

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Farella COVID-19 Update: A Message From the Managing Partner

To our clients, alumni and friends, During these unsettling times, Farella Braun + Martel is focused on protecting the health and safety of our firm members, clients, and communities and doing our part to...

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CARES Act Money for Wineries?

Beginning tomorrow morning, April 3 rd , the Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the new CARES Act. Amid the flurry of news, small winery owners may...

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7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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