Thursday, July 5th, 2018

San Francisco, California. Norman Lau and Janet Choi have joined the San Francisco office of Maynard Cooper & Gale as members of the firm’s Insurance and Financial Services Litigation practice.

Norman Lau, who joins the firm as Of Counsel, has ten years of experience representing insurance companies in California and federal courts, focusing his practice on insurance coverage disputes and counseling.  Formerly with Clyde & Co., Norman’s experience includes first- and third-party bad faith litigation, inter-carrier contribution lawsuits, declaratory relief actions, and ERISA litigation.  Norman earned a J.D. in 2007 from University of California Hastings College of Law and a B.A., with honors, in 2004 from University of California, Berkeley.  While at Hastings, he was executive editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Janet Choi, who joins Maynard Cooper as an Associate, focuses her practice on insurance defense and products liability. She has substantive experience in all aspects of litigation and seeks the most efficient and cost-effective approach to clients’ cases. She earned a J.D. from University of California Hastings College of Law in 2014 where she was a staff editor of the Hastings Law Journal.  In 2010, Janet received both a B.S. in Environmental Economics and a B.A. in Legal Studies, with highest honors, from University of California, Berkeley.

“Our insurance litigation practice in California is growing and we’re very pleased to add two such talented and experienced lawyers in San Francisco,” said Drew Kitchen, Managing Partner of Maynard Cooper’s San Francisco office. “Norman and Janet are a great fit with our existing team, and their industry experience will allow them to hit the ground running on a very active insurance litigation docket.”

Maynard Cooper has built a premier practice representing insurance companies in a variety of contexts throughout the country. Firm clients include life, health, disability fidelity, property and casualty, as well as issuers of annuities and other non-traditional insurance products. Maynard Cooper lawyers regularly counsel clients on all aspects of their businesses, from regulatory compliance to product development to all types of litigation, including claims, coverage, bad faith and class action.  The firm’s Insurance and Financial Services Litigation Practice Group consists of over thirty-five (35) seasoned lawyers who practice primarily in this area of law.