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Joanna Gau Swartout is an associate who concentrates her practice in the areas of general commercial litigation, coverage litigation, public entity coverage, and reinsurance. Her practice includes advising clients on various insurance coverage issues and representing insurance companies in coverage disputes.

In law school, Joanna served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law and Social Policy and was Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Prior to law school, Joanna worked as a senior manager in the Washington, D.C. and New Delhi offices of a multinational business research firm.

Representative Matters

Rockhill Ins. Companies v. CSAA Ins. Exchange, Case No. 3:17-cv-00496-HDM-WGC (D. Nevada) In granting summary judgment, court concluded claim was excluded under $1 million GL limit; no bad faith under pollution coverage because CSAA never made a demand within those eroded remaining limits, and because Rockhill’s settlement offers followed the advice of defense counsel.

Presentations

Points and Considerations Related To Specific Public Entity Claims (2014)