Adrienne C. Publicover: Lawyer with Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Adrienne C. Publicover


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Practice Areas

  • Employment & Labor
  • United Kingdom
  • Life, Health, Disability & ERISA
Contact InfoTelephone: 415.625.9270
Fax: 415.434.1370
University University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1989
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Davis, School of Law, J.D., 1992
Admitted1992, California

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
ABA/TIPS: Life Insurance Committee; former vice chair, Health and Disability Insurance Committee
Association of Life Insurance Counsel
Defense Research Institute, Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Committee


Adrienne Publicover joined Wilson Elser to build the firm's Life, Health, Disability and ERISA practice, an area she has focused on throughout her 20-year career. She serves as chair of this practice group, which has grown to include more than 60 attorneys across the firm. She also is a member of Wilson Elser's Executive Committee.

As issues concerning life, health, disability and ERISA have continued to evolve, and the products and players in the industry have become more sophisticated, Adrienne has continually adapted her practice to meet client needs. She is passionate about her clients, cases and team and committed to meeting the challenges presented by the constantly changing dynamic within the life, health and disability industry. She brings an equal level of passion and commitment to her many management roles at the firm.


2014: The Affordable Care Act Is Alive and Well - Are You Ready?
February 13, 2014

ERISA: Insights and Case Discussions
Lawyer Monthly January 2014


Life Case Law Update: The Next Dimension
February 23-25, 2014

In-House Roundtable: Counsel and Claims Professional Insights on New & Emerging Issues in Disability Insurance Claims
January 23, 2014


Law360 Features Adrienne Publicover in its Female Powerbrokers Q&A
January 10, 2014

Law360 Publishes Article on CA Case that Could Greatly Impact Insurance Companies
June 5, 2013

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Casey v. Old Line Life, 996 F.Supp. 939 (N.D. Cal. 1998); Luciano v. American General, 2006 US Dist. LEXIS 12615; Mackey v. American General, 2008 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 2079; Ross v. Prudential, 2008 US App. LEXIS 26742; American General v. Green, 2008 US Dist. LEXIS 39985; Gallagher v. Life Ins. Co. of North Am., 07-05224 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 18, 2008); Taniguchi v. Prudential, 2009 US Dist. LEXIS 28626; Johnson v. Life Ins. Co. of North Am., 08-01231-JVS (C.D. Cal. Oct. 21, 2009); Muniz v. Amex Constr. Mgmt., 2010 US App. LEXIS 22112; Ponchak v. I.P.S. Enters., 2010 Cal.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1014; Ermovick v. Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, 2012 US App. LEXIS 5537; Munn v. Hertz LTD Plan, 2012 US App. LEXIS 8115

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“Savings Clause” Still Threatens ERISA Plan Limitations
Laura E. Fannon,Adrienne C. Publicover, November 4, 2013
In Kentucky Association of Health Plans v. Miller, 538 U.S. 329 (2003), the United States Supreme Court restructured the ERISA preemption analysis and reaffirmed the holding in Unum Life Ins. Co. v. Ward, 526 U.S. 358 (1999), that California’s notice-prejudice rule was saved from preemption....
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Adrienne C. Publicover

525 Market Street, 17th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94105-2725


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