- Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D., 1991)
Ms. O'Brien's practice has been centered on insurance coverage since 1991, initially focused on environmental coverage and coverage litigation for national insurance carriers. She co-authored an environmental legal research text, which analyzed all major elements of policy construction and legal authority at issue in the environmental arena and identified potential areas of future coverage litigation. Ms. O'Brien worked closely with both national corporations and insurance companies to review historical documents related to environmental issues and insurance policy drafting history.
- Practice focuses on insurance coverage issues, and includes a mjaor focus on working with carriers and third party administrators to ensure effective claims handling and the avoidance of carrier-related litigation
- Assist carrier and TPA clients in claim intake and analysis, investigation and handling from inception to conclusion and includes named insured and additional insured coverage work.
- Work closely with carriers to streamline claims handling and internal procedures, negotiate resolutions and pursue economic recovery where appropriate