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University of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 1997.Editor, U.C. Davis Law Review.
Harvard University, B.A., cum laude, American History and Literature, 1991.
Amy Briggs’ complex business litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. Ms. Briggs has represented numerous policyholders, including financial institutions, large real estate entities, public retirement systems throughout California, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and nonprofit organizations in coverage disputes. She has successfully litigated first- and third-party coverage and bad faith claims arising under commercial general liability, property, fiduciary liability, employers’ liability, and D&O and E&O policies. She has appeared and argued before the California Court of Appeal on multiple occasions.
In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Briggs counsels clients on the interplay between risk management, coverage, and emerging legal issues.
Trial Court and Appellate Decisions
Co-author, Report of the Working Group on Negotiating Fiduciary Liability Insurance," National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (June 29, 2007).
Admitted to practice in California and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Member, Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).
Speaker, "Other People's Money: Insurance in Lean Times," RIMS, Northern Nevada Chapter, Reno, NV (January 2010).
Speaker, “International Claims: A Legal Perspective,” Assurex Global Marketing and Commercial Lines Meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 2009.
Speaker, “International Claims: A Legal Perspective,” Assurex International Business Meeting, Pasadena, CA, June 2009.
Speaker, “Taking and Defending Depositions: Deposition Strategy,” Practicing Law Institute seminar, San Francisco, CA, June 2009.
Panelist, “Claims Certainty: Getting What You Paid For,” with Adrian Brennan, Partner & Claims Consultant, Echelon, Paul Wordley, Head Insurance & Reinsurance Group, Homan Fenwick Willan and Matt Vaughan, Director of Safety & Risk Management, 3Com Corporation, Global Risk Management Forum, San Francisco, CA, February 2009.
Speaker, “Unwrapping the Wrap-Up: What Every Risk Manager and Broker Should Know,” with Scott Whiteside, ARM, Executive Vice President of Gallagher Construction Services and Ted Dann, CPA CRM, Director, Risk Management of Highwoods Properties, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., San Diego, CA, Spring 2008.
Speaker, “The Past, Present and Future of Wrap-Ups,” with Scott Whiteside, ARM, Executive Vice President of Gallagher Construction Services and Ted Dann, CPA CRM, Director, Risk Management of Highwoods Properties, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc., New Orleans, LA, Spring 2007.
Speaker, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, “Liability, Insurance and Indemnification for Public Employees,” with Gregory Smith, General Counsel, Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association, Vail, CO, Spring 2007.
Speaker, State Association of County Retirement Systems, “Fiduciary Liability Coverage: How Protected Are You?” Costa Mesa, CA, November 2005.
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