Jeffrey J. Anhalt
primarily provides advice and litigates insurance coverage issues arising under professional and general liability policies. He also provides advice on insurance claims management and contractual indemnity to insurers and policy holders. Mr. Anhalt has extensive experience with coverage matters involving architects and engineers, contractors, public entities, health care providers and a wide variety of insured entities and types of policies.
Pre-Lawyer Experience: Prior to his legal career, Mr. Anhalt was a claims manager for a property and casualty insurance company where he had policy limit authority over a diverse book of professional, general liability, and first-party property exposures. In that position, he mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases; successfully testified as the insurer representative in a three-week no-liability bad-faith jury trial against the company; oversaw a nationwide network of defense counsel handling high-profile litigation, performed outside claim audits; managed a team of in-house adjusters; and was routinely consulted by underwriters regarding policy language drafting.
Education: Mr. Anhalt graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2001 in the top 2 percent of his class and has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. He was honored as the Outstanding Visiting Advocate at the University of San Francisco School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in 2001 and earned AmJur and Witkin awards for top academic performance in Torts, Contracts, Property, Employment Law, Criminal Law, and Wills and Trusts.
•Duane Morris LLP
- Special Counsel, 2007-present
- Associate, 2006-2007
•Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP (Merged with Duane Morris)
- Associate, 2004-2005
•Bradley, Curley, Asiano, Barrabee & Crawford PC
- Associate, 2002-2003
•Rudloff, Wood & Barrows LLP
- Associate, 2002
Selected Speaking Engagements
• E-Discovery, presentation to County Counsels Association Spring Meeting, Land Use Section, Palm Springs, May 2010
• Transferring Risk: How to Stay Ahead of the Shell Game, presentation to County of Monterey County Counsel, March 2009
• Careers in Insurance Law, Golden Gate University School of Law, 2008
•Multiple Presentations to Golden Gate law students on Navigating Law School, 2006 to 2008