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 (2021-2024)
  • Best Lawyers of America, Lawyer of the Year Award (San Francisco) in Litigation-Insurance (2023)

Memberships and Affiliations

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

Firm Highlights

Publication

REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 1

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I'm happy to refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 21, the first of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using the...

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News

City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

Tom Mayhew spoke to CBS News about the lawsuit filed by Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella against the City of San Mateo. The lawsuit challenges the city's recently adopted Housing Element in order to...

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News

Housing Action Coalition and Farella Braun + Martel File Lawsuit Challenging the City of San Mateo’s Housing Element

Today, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella Braun + Martel LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of San Mateo, challenging its recently adopted Housing Element in order to make the city comply with...

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News

San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit.

Farella's Tom Mayhew, CJ Higley, Daniel Contreras, Vanessa Ing, and Alyssa Netto were mentioned in the Daily Journal article "San Mateo signed off on its housing element this week. It's already facing a lawsuit."...

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Event

21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference

Erik Olson is speaking at the 21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference for the session "Track A: Content Moderation." To register for the event, please click  here .

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News

Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in the Law360 Real Estate Authority article "Special-Servicer Work Heats Up, Revealing CMBS Tensions." In the article, Gary noted that there is usually...

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Event

Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth

Farella’s Linda Gilleran and Chris Rendall-Jackson and Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI) Uday Varadarajan are presenting the session “Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth” at the ACG...

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Publication

REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 2

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 22, the second of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using commentary on the...

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A New Overtime Threshold Takes Effect in Mere Weeks: HR Should Assess Its Impact Now

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule increasing the minimum pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for various exempt “white-collar” employee categories beginning on...

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No Three-Year Bar on Copyright Damages (For Now): SCOTUS Issues Opinion in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al.

In a 6-3 majority decision in Warner Chappell Music, Inc. et al. v. Sherman Nealy et al. , the Supreme Court held that the Copyright Act entitles a copyright owner to recover damages for any...

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