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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.
Ms. Briggs’ complex business litigation practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith disputes. Ms. Briggs has represented policyholders from across different industries, with a particular focus on financial institutions, healthcare providers, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. She has successfully litigated first- and third-party coverage and bad faith claims arising under general, fiduciary, employment practices, directors and officers, and errors and omissions liability policies, as well as commercial property 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.
Editorial Advisory Board, Insurance Law360 (2012 and 2013).
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.
Speaker, Willis General Liability Claims Webinar Series, February 2014.
Speaker, “Tricks of the Trade – How to Reduce or Even Eliminate the Chances Your Insurance Company Will Delay or Deny Coverage for a Claim,” Orange County and Los Angeles, CA, May 2013.
Panelist, “Bank on It: D&O Insurance Counts,” Frank Crystal & Co. Webinar, May 2012.
Speaker, “Important Coverage Issues,” Moss Adams Community Banking Conference, Newport Beach, CA, September 2012.
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,” Global Risk Management Forum, San Francisco, CA, February 2009.
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