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

Navigating California's Evolving Legal Landscape Governing Leaves of Absence

California’s employment laws are no stranger to change, and recent years have witnessed the introduction or modification of various protected leaves by employees. In this article, we will delve into three significant leave categories...

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Important Changes and the Impact of California Industry-Specific Minimum Wage Laws

In the ever-evolving landscape of California labor laws, the minimum wage has once again taken center stage. With the recent state-wide increase to $16 per hour, the Golden State continues to lead the nation...

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Scraping Battles: Meta Loses Legal Effort to Halt Harvesting of Personal Profiles

Alex Reese spoke to Matt Fleischer-Black of  Cybersecurity Law Report about the Meta v. Bright Data decision and its impact on U.S. scraping case law. Read the article here (paywall or trial).

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Brookfield Forecloses on 2,150-Unit Veritas Portfolio With Uncontested $464M Bid

Restructuring, insolvency, and creditors rights partner Gary Kaplan provided expert commentary in The Real Deal  article, "Brookfield forecloses on 2,150-unit Veritas portfolio with uncontested $464M bid." Read the full article  here  (subscription may be...

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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Navigating Cannabis in the Workplace: A Guide for California Corporations

The landscape surrounding cannabis in the workplace is rapidly evolving, posing challenges for California corporations and businesses to establish effective policies and procedures. As the use of cannabis, both medical and recreational, becomes more...

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Navigating California's New Rebuttable Presumption Law

The ever-evolving landscape of employment laws in California has introduced a notable change with the implementation of a new law that establishes a rebuttable presumption of retaliation in some circumstances. This law, which took...

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Lawdragon Names 7 Farella Lawyers Among “Leaders in Environmental Law”

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that seven lawyers were selected to The Lawdragon Green 500: 2024 Leaders in Environmental Law . Farella lawyers selected for inclusion: Sarah...

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Navigating California's Workplace Violence Prevention Law

California has introduced a new requirement compelling most employers to implement a workplace violence prevention policy by July 1, 2024. The implications of this law are significant, prompting the need for human resource executives...

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Winston Liaw Named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Winston Liaw has been named a Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellow for 2024. Winston joins a select group of...

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