Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Insurance Department

California
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What the team is known for Offers sound advice to the insurance industry in a broad range of coverage areas. Particular specialties include life and health and first-party property. Demonstrates strong capabilities in bad faith litigation and class action defense, and also maintains a significant appellate practice. A key area of expertise is the firm's insurance fraud practice, ably representing both domestic and foreign insurers. Noted in particular for its extensive national reach. Insurance coverage expertise extends to aviation and marine property, product and disaster-related liability work.

Strengths Commentators describe the team as "very responsive, with very strong technical capabilities, and very knowledgeable of the local law."

Work highlights Represented Principal Life in obtaining a motion for summary judgment concerning the cancellation of a long-term disability plan on the grounds that the insured had committed fraud through failure to include information.

Notable practitioners

David Capell is a well-regarded lawyer advising on keenly contested disputes in the insurance coverage space. He frequently works with health and excess insurers on multimillion-dollar coverage issues, including those matters involving fraud allegations.