Kirsten Jackson, a complex commercial litigator, represents policyholders in a variety of insurance recovery matters.

Ms. Jackson regularly secures multimillion-dollar settlements and awards for policyholders in the full spectrum of insurance cases, including those involving: 

  • Business interruption
  • Commercial general liability
  • Cyber liability 
  • Directors and officers liability 
  • Professional liability
  • Property insurance
  • Reinsurance 


Ms. Jackson works to promote diversity in the legal community. She currently serves as a member of Latham's Diversity Leadership Committee and as the Diversity Subcommittee Co-Chair for the American Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Section, and previously served on the board of the California Minority Counsel Program’s Annual Business Conference.

Ms. Jackson regularly speaks on various topics, including data privacy class actions, international insurance claims, and cyber insurance, as well as on leadership and career development.

Ms. Jackson’s experience includes representing:

Insurance Recovery

  • Hawaii Department of Transportation, in a dispute with Ciber and XL, the primary D&O insurer, resulting in a favorable non-confidential, US$31.7 million-dollar settlement*
  • Cottage Health, in a first of its kind cyber-insurance coverage claim against CNA and Beazley, resulting in a favorable settlement for the insured*
  • Cedars-Sinai, in a medical malpractice coverage claim against Homeland Insurance Company 
  • Sigma Plastics Group, a major plastics manufacturer, against Beazley in a successful Ninth Circuit appeal*
  • Marc Fisher Footwear, owner of Nine West and other footwear brands, against Hartford Fire Insurance Company in business interruption claims stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic*
  • Passport 420, in an insurance case involving a US$10 million policy covering a private jet that was seized as part of a criminal case*
  • Opus Bank, in an insurance coverage case against Axis Insurance Company*
  • Hasa, Inc., in a breach of contract class action case related to insurance claims against Steadfast Insurance Company and others*
  • Somera Capital Management, in a professional liability suit against Twin City Fire Insurance Co.*
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, in an insurance coverage case against Illinois National Insurance Co.*
  • Pennsylvania State University, in a dispute with Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company, resulting in a favorable settlement of coverage claims stemming from the Sandusky sex abuse scandal*

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Chevron U.S.A., Inc., in a breach of contract and negligence case against Wendt & Sons Construction Inc.*
  • Chevron Products Company, in a breach of contract and negligence case against Advanced Corrosion Technologies & Training*
  • NBC Universal and others, in a breach of contract copyright case related to the use of story ideas in a recent Hollywood film*
  • Universal City Studios, in an unfair competition case involving advertising for a Hollywood motion picture*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Columbia Law School, 2009
  • BA, Stanford University, 2006
Jackson, Kirsten C.
June 23, 2023 Recognition

Rising Star: Latham's Kirsten Jackson

Century City partner recognized for securing multimillion-dollar settlements in a wide range of insurance cases and for fighting to secure billions in COVID-19 business interruption coverage for her clients.