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Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991Lead Articles Editor, Law Review
Biola University, M.Div., with honors, 1987
California State University, Long Beach, B.A., 1983
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:
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.
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a California health insurer in obtaining a summary judgment in which the court held that the insurer properly rescinded the policy based on material misrepresentations and omissions on the health insurance application.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.
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
Admitted to practice in California.
American Association of Health Lawyers
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