Latham recognized for wins on behalf of clients Michelle Cochran and Fluor Corp.
Steven Lesan represents policyholders in high-stakes insurance matters, including coverage disputes and bad faith litigation, policy negotiations and renewals, and strategic portfolio management.
Mr. Lesan regularly handles matters in state or federal courts, or before arbitration panels related to a full spectrum of policies, including:
- Cyber, data, and privacy
- Comprehensive general liability
- Directors and officers liability
- Errors and omissions
- Environmental impairment liability
- Builders risk
- Film production
- Business interruption claims
- Property policies
He has established an impressive track record recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of Fortune 500 policyholders in complex and often cross-border insurance disputes. His sophisticated strategic instinct and exclusive focus on representing policyholders has led to precedent-setting decisions at the California Supreme Court, and favorable ADR solutions to seemingly intractable issues.
Mr. Lesan’s client representation also touches on every aspect of insurance advising, including:
- Claims counseling through the life cycle of the pursuit for coverage
- Negotiating custom insurance products
- Strategically managing insurance portfolios and policy procurement
- Counseling on insurance-related aspects of corporate transactions and post-restructuring
- Diligencing insurance, indemnity, and “long-tail” liabilities
Mr. Lesan has served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, lecturing on insurance and environmental law issues.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Lesan served as a judicial extern for Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and for Judge Thomas J. Whelan of the US District Court for the Southern District of California, and as a law clerk for the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, Office of the Inspector General. While in law school, Mr. Lesan was the comments editor for the San Diego Law Review.