Jessica E. La Londe: Lawyer with Duane Morris LLP

Jessica E. La Londe

Partner
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone415 957 3225

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Practice Areas

  • Trial Practice
  • Insurance
  • Risk Management
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Reinsurance
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 415 957 3225
Fax: 415 520 9395
http://www.duanemorris.com/attorneys/jessicaelalonde.html
 
University University of California, Davis, B.A., 2000
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2003
 
AdmittedU.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California; Virginia; District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; California; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities

•American Bar Association
- Section of Litigation
- Section of Tort & Insurance Practice
•The Bar Association of San Francisco
•Queen's Bench
•IADC Trial Academy, 2009

 
BornOakland, California, October 10, 1978
 
Biography

Jessica E. La Londeis a trial lawyer practicing in the area of civil litigation, with experience in a broad variety of cases, including commercial and insurance coverage litigation. Ms. La Londe has represented companies in suits involving business contracts, employment disputes, products liability, Proposition 65, environmental law, and consumer class actions. Ms. La Londe has additionally been involved with agency litigation concerning water and property rights.

Ms. La Londe devotes part of her practice to litigation and counseling services for insurance companies, where she has handled matters in various lines of insurance, including general liability policies, environmental pollution policies, architects and engineers professional liability policies, excess liability policies, auto liability policies, project policies, and directors and officers policies. Through Ms. La Londe's advising insurance companies at the claims handling level and representing insurance companies in lawsuits, she has gained experience in many areas of law, including environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and CERCLA, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, professional liability for architects, food contamination, copyright infringement, violations of housing code, product liability and construction defect. Ms. La Londe handles all aspects of insurance coverage litigation, including coverage, bad faith, subrogation and contribution. Ms. La Londe has also been named a Northern California Rising Star.

Ms. La Londe is admitted to practice in California, Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is a 2003 graduate, with honors, of the George Washington University Law School, where she was articles editor ofThe Public Contract Law Journal, and a graduate of the University of California, Davis. Ms. La Londe also studied international human rights law at the University of Oxford, New College.

Experience

•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 2012-present
- Associate, 2006-2011
•Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft LLP, San Francisco, California
- Associate, 2004-2005

Accolades

•Listed inThe Top Women Attorneys in Northern California, 2012
•Named a Northern California Rising Star, 2010-2014

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Volunteer for the Project Homeless Connect, San Francisco

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Legislating Construction Accidents: The Trend of 'Occurrence' Statutes to Create Insurance Coverage for Construction Defect Lawsuits, Chapter inAspatore Thought Leadership: Insurance Law 2012, February 2012
•Co-author, Stemming the Tide: The Lesson ofSteadfast v. AESand Terminating the Duty to Defend Climate Change Lawsuits, Going Green Hot Topic feature on the American Bar Association Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee website, April 2010
•Co-author, Keep it Cool: Potential Coverage Defenses to ''Global Warming''Lawsuits,Coverage, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation, July/August 2009

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Speaker, Keeping the (Good) Faith: California Law on Insurer Bad Faith in Third Party Liability Cases, West LegalEdcenter, September 13, 2012

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters; Business and Other Litigation. Obtained lawful permanent residency status for two young immigrants, overcoming prior removal orders and establishing they were eligible for relief under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA). Represented an international energy company in a wrongful death product liability case. Represented a company against allegations of violations of California's Proposition 65. Represented a company with foreign affiliates in a contract dispute with a former officer and director. Represented a company regarding alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Represented a city regarding property rights. Represented company in compelling arbitration of an employee dispute regarding wrongful termination and discrimination. Represented company in an appeal of a consumer class-action claim. Represented developer in breach of contract dispute by general contractor. Represented company in a personal injury lawsuit brought by parents of a child injured on company's public premises.Insurance Litigation. In California federal court, obtained summary judgment that the New York choice of law clause of an insurance policy applied and precluded coverage based on the insured's late notice of a pollution claim and failure to obtain the insurer's consent prior to incurring $2 million in remediation costs. Court also found that policy was not subject to NY Ins. Law s. 3420(a)(5) (which creates a notice-prejudice requirement for certain policies) because the policy was issued and delivered outside of New York. In a precedent setting decision, obtained summary judgment that New York's common law strict no-prejudice rule barring coverage for late notice continues to apply to policies with New York choice of law clauses that are not subject to NY Ins. Law s. 3420 (which creates a prejudice requirement for certain policies) because those policies were issued and delivered outside of New York; therefore, insurer with policy issued and delivered outside of New York had no duty to defend or indemnify insured as a matter of New York law with respect to $10 million coverage for $40+ million in claims that were tendered to the insurer months and years late, and the insurer did not need to demonstrate prejudice. Regularly advise clients on a variety of coverage issues, including environmental contamination, asbestos, pharmaceuticals, professional liability for architects, food contamination, copyright infringement, violations of housing code, product liability and construction defect. Represented insurer in contribution action on summary judgment. Successful negotiation of several contribution claims by insurers. Regularly handle settlement conferences and mediations in underlying litigation. Assisted in negotiations of several favorable settlements on behalf of insurers.
 
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Office Information

Jessica E. La Londe

One Market Plaza, Suite 2200
San FranciscoCA 94105-1127




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