Ms. Brand's current emphasis is in the area of insurance coverage, bad faith and related litigation. She has extensive experience in most areas of insurance, including general liability, property and casualty, personal lines, entertainment, directors and officers, surety, workers compensation, professional liability, excess, umbrella and reinsurance. In addition, Ms. Brand represents and advises clients on life and disability coverages, both with respect to individual and group policies.
Before joining the Lesser Group, Ms. Brand was in house counsel at Fireman's Fund Insurance Company where she practiced general litigation. Her practice covered a broad range of civil litigation across the country, including contract, business and employment disputes as well as insurance bad faith. Prior to that, Ms. Brand was in the San Francisco office of Barger & Wolen. While there, she concentrated on civil and business litigation, including of breach of contract, unfair competition and life and disability insurance disputes.
Ms. Brand is a graduate of Hasting College of the Law and the George Washington University. She is a member of the California Bar and Queen's Bench, where she co-chairs the Juvenile Hall Project.
Areas of Practice
- Insurance Coverage
- Bad Faith
- Life Coverages
- Disability Coverages
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
- George Washington University
Professional Associations and Memberships
- California Bar, Member
- Queen’s Bench, Member
- Juvenile Hall Project, Co-Chair
Past Employment Positions
- Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, In-House Counsel
- Barger & Wolen, San Francisco
Pro Bono Activities
- Queen’s Bench, Juvenile Hall Project, Co-Chair