Veteran litigators Andrew Struve and Susan Page White walk step-by-step through the key actions and decisions every litigator must take at the outset of a matter to ensure a smooth start and that nothing is missed. Overlooking even one of these critical steps could lead to at best an unhappy client, and at worst to claims of legal malpractice. The speakers also share an easy-to-follow checklist that all litigators – from the most junior to the more experienced – will find highly valuable to use for every matter that comes in the door.
Andrew Struve, Partner, Hooper Lundy & Bookman, San Diego & Los Angeles, CA
Susan Page White, Special Counsel, Buchalter, Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Struve is a partner in Hooper Lundy & Bookman’s Litigation Department in the San Diego and Los Angeles offices. Andrew’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and unfair competition actions as well as regulatory compliance matters, with a particular expertise in healthcare, private equity, insurance, and the defense of consumer suits. In the healthcare field, Andrew has litigated class and other representative actions, federal and state qui tam litigation, antitrust suits, RICO actions, managed care contracting suits, earnout disputes, partnership actions, bad faith claims, and payment disputes, and has additionally conducted numerous internal investigations and compliance audits. In the managed care and insurance fields, Andrew has litigated numerous fraud and other class actions in addition to individual unfair business practices suits, bad faith actions and rescission litigations. Andrew also has represented clients in trials and other litigation of significant matters involving real estate, title insurance, intellectual property, false advertising, employment, misappropriation of trade secrets, product liability, professional liability, partnerships, indemnity, contribution, subrogation, and other areas of the law, and has served as regulatory counsel and governance advisor to healthcare clients. In addition to leading litigation teams in healthcare disputes in federal and state courts across the United States, Andrew also serves as national governance, regulatory, and compliance counsel for a number of companies.
Susan is an experienced commercial litigation attorney with a specialty in insurance recovery. She represents corporate and individual policyholders and has recovered millions in insurance proceeds on their behalf in all types of complex litigation against their insurers. Susan is able to think out of the box, using creative and strategic approaches to both find and maximize insurance coverage for her policyholder clients. Throughout her 30 years of practice, she regularly has represented a wide variety of clients on numerous insurance coverage issues and has resolved complex insurance matters through settlement, arbitration or trial. Susan counsels clients operating in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, software and Internet technology, financial services, entertainment, and real estate. Acting as insurance coverage counsel, she also represents companies in bankruptcy and advises trustees for bankrupt estates in connection with the recovery of insurance assets for the estate. She also provides risk management guidance to clients to maximize the coverage provided by insurance policies. Additionally, Susan speaks regularly on various insurance coverage issues.