LitigationOF COUNSEL

Robert Sallader

Bad faith is a four-letter word, but one that is frequently uttered. At GPS&L, we help our clients avoid it and, when necessary, defend against claims of it. Our track record is impressive.

When pollution issues were at their most intense, our attorneys were at the forefront of litigation that defined the scope of the pollution exclusion. When Proposition 103 threatened to drive insurers out of the California market, our attorneys participated in the resulting litigation all the way to the California Supreme Court.

When "advertising injury" coverage unexpectedly began expanding CGL coverage into the realms of antitrust, intellectual property and technology-related litigation, our attorneys developed the expertise necessary to address and defuse this issue for our clients.

The foundation of GPS&L's insurance law practice is providing advice to prevent future disputes. Some of the world's leading CGL, E&O, D&O and media liability insurance carriers regularly seek our advice in drafting policies, establishing claims-handling procedures and assessing the duty to defend and indemnify particular claims. We are noted for our rapid response time, as well as our decisive and thoughtful recommendations.

Where disputes cannot be avoided, GPS&L is known for its aggressive yet practical and cost-efficient approach to litigation. Our clients have come to expect an early assessment of their case with a realistic view of the probable outcome, a detailed litigation plan and estimated budget. With this approach, we have been able to routinely deliver excellent results.