• John M. LeBlanc

    Partner
    Litigation
    jleblanc@manatt.com
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    Los Angeles
    Direct: 310.312.4228
    General: 310.312.4000
    Fax: 310.312.4224

    Education

    Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.,  cum laude, 1991
    Lead Articles Editor, Law Review

     

    Biola University, M.Div., with honors, 1987

     

    California State University, Long Beach, B.A., 1983

    • Profile
    • Representative Matters
    • Honors & Awards
    • Publications
    • Memberships & Activities
    • Speaking Engagements

    Profile

    John LeBlanc is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. With close to 25 years of experience, he focuses primarily on litigation and regulatory matters affecting the health insurance and managed care industries. Mr. LeBlanc represents many of the nation's leading insurers and health plans, including the largest not-for-profit healthcare service plan in California. He also represents some of the health insurance industry's top trade associations.

    Mr. LeBlanc has extensive experience handling hundreds of state and federal cases at both the trial and appellate  levels. His range of practice runs deep, covering areas such as claims handling disputes, provider reimbursement, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code section 809 hearings, rescission, fraud, bad faith, breach of  fiduciary duty, unfair competition, wrongful death, ERISA, false claims, RICO, and class  actions.

    Mr. LeBlanc has served as amicus curiae counsel to the Association of California Life & Health Insurance Companies, California Association of Health Plans, California Chamber of Commerce, America's Health Insurance Plans, and California Association of Physician Groups on significant healthcare law issues. Some of those matters include:

    • Rea v. Blue Shield of California, No. B244314 (Cal. Ct. App. 2013)
    • Harlick v. Blue Shield of California, 686 F.3d 699 (9th Cir. 2012)
    • Centinela Freeman Emer. Medical Assocs. v. Health Net of California, et al., No. B238867 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014)

    Mr. LeBlanc is the lead coauthor of the health insurance and managed care section of the popular and respected Insurance Litigation Practice Guide, published by The Rutter Group.

     

    Representative Matters

    Lead trial counsel for a California health plan in an action brought by a physician for wrongful termination from its network.

    Lead trial counsel for a California health plan in an action brought by a physician for wrongful termination from its network. The case settled quickly after the court granted all of the motions in limine argued by Mr. LeBlanc.

    Represented a leading health insurance industry trade association in California in its successful challenge to Guidance proposed by the California Department of Insurance.

    Represented a California health insurer in obtaining a summary judgment in which the court held that the insurer properly rescinded the policy based on material misrepresentations and omissions on the health insurance application.

    Lead trial counsel for a California healthcare service plan in obtaining a directed verdict at trial in a rescission matter.

    Lead trial counsel for a California health insurer in obtaining a motion for nonsuit at trial in a rescission matter.

    Represented a California health insurer in obtaining a summary judgment in which the court held that the insurer properly denied coverage to a family member based on the insured's failure to properly add an additional insured onto the policy.

     

    Honors & Awards

    Publications

    Co-author, "Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act, but Just Barely,"Westlaw Journal - Insurance Coverage, August 10, 2012 

    Interviewed, "Amid Health Reform, Trial Bar Adjusts,"Los Angeles Daily Journal, January 12, 2012 

    Quoted, "Coverage in Tatters,"California Lawyer, February 1, 2009 

     

    Memberships & Activities

    American Association of Health Lawyers 

    Speaking Engagements