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Provided by Ronald D Kent

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Represented insurers in class actions, regulatory, business practices, bad faith and complex coverage litigation for forty years. Acted as national or regional coordinating counsel for coverage issues and litigation arising out of mass torts (e.g. childhood sex abuse) and natural disasters (earthquakes, wildfires, etc.). Tried numerous insurance-related matters in state and federal courts, including class actions on the merits. Briefed and argued numerous appellate matters in nearly all California district courts of appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Career

Office Managing Partner, Dentons’ Orange County Office.

Past member, Dentons’ US Policy and Planning (Management) Committee.

Former head of Litigation, Dentons’ LA Office

Publications

“Comprehensive General Liability,” New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, LexisNexis;

“Liability Insurance,” New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide, LexisNexis.

“Challenging CDI’s Regulator Actions: A Continuum” (2017 Annual ACIC General Counsel Seminar)

“The Opioid Crisis: Insurance Coverage Issues Arising from Claims Against Manufacturers and Distributors of Opioids,” 2019 ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice/ Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee: Feb 21- 23, 2019

Personal

UC Berkeley, JD, Order of the Coif; UCLA, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Chambers Review

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Insurance: Insurer - California
2
Band 2

Ronald Kent is well regarded for his skill in handling litigation and appellate work on behalf of insurance carriers. He handles a broad range of coverage claims, including those arising from environmental contamination and sexual abuse allegations.


Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer - USA - Nationwide
3
Band 3

Ronald Kent is a distinguished practitioner with a wealth of experience in contentious insurance matters. He enjoys a strong reputation for his handling of such sensitive coverage issues as sexual abuse claims and opioid litigation.

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