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Farella Expands Insurance Recovery Practice With Addition of Litigation Partner Amy Briggs

July 29, 2020 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to welcome insurance recovery litigator Amy B. Briggs to the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner.

“Adding a lawyer of Amy’s caliber to our highly regarded insurance recovery team is a tremendous win for our firm—and an even bigger win for our clients,” said Firm Chairman Brian Donnelly. “We are pleased to welcome Amy to Farella. An exceptional litigator with deep experience in the real estate and construction industries, she offers our clients another layer of exemplary service and industry-specific insights that will undoubtedly prove beneficial.”

Briggs advises clients on complex business litigation matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. She represents policyholders in a variety of sectors, with emphasis on real estate, construction and healthcare. In her 23-year career, Briggs has successfully litigated first- and third-party coverage and bad faith claims arising out of general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, fiduciary and employment practices liability policies, as well as commercial property and builder’s risk policies.

Briggs is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Insurance Law)and is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. She earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law (1997) and her B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University (1991).

“I am thrilled to start a new chapter in my legal career with Farella,” said Briggs. “As one of the most respected firms in the Bay Area for insurance recovery work, the move will allow me to continue serving my clients to the best of my ability and leverage an array of new resources to supplement my skillset.”

Farella’s Insurance Recovery Group has been recovering money for clients and protecting their assets for more than 40 years. As one of the first California-based law firms to establish a stand-alone recovery practice, today the firm works exclusively with policyholders to maximize the value of their insurance, resolve coverage disputes, establish risk management strategies, structure insurance programs, and draft policy language that safeguards their interests. The practice is ranked in Chambers USA in California and includes three fellows of the American College of Coverage Counsel.

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain offices in the Napa Valley that are focused on the wine industry.

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]  

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