Dawn A. Silberstein Of Counsel

     

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Dawn Silberstein has more than ten years of experience representing insurance carriers and policyholders in litigation involving third-party liability and first-party property coverage claims. She also has represented homeowner associations and common interest developments in construction defect litigation and as corporate counsel, drafting easements and amending governing documents, including covenants, conditions and restrictions. In addition, Dawn has experience implementing, monitoring, planning and evaluating the City and County of San Francisco’s EEO programs, including investigating internal complaints related to alleged violations of state and federal EEO law and responding to charges of discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Commission and Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Dawn served as an extern for the Honorable Claudia Wilkin, United States Northern District of California and as a law clerk handling disability law and international human rights matters.

Representative Matters

Drafted prevailing summary judgment motions in favor of insurer in two bad faith lawsuits filed by policyholder. Briefed successful opposition to policyholder’s Ninth Circuit appeal and obtained award of attorney fees for insurance carrier.

Drafted prevailing brief opposing policyholder appeal of a trial court ruling in bad faith breach of contract claim.

Briefed prevailing appeal from an adverse summary judgment ruling in an inter-carrier contribution action resulting in a published appellate decision.