Mary E. Gregory
Mary E. Gregory is an associate in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Gregory specializes in business litigation, first and third party insurance coverage issues, and bad faith defense. Ms. Gregory represents insurers defending construction defect lawsuits brought by homeowners against residential and business property developers, general contactors and subcontractors. Ms. Gregory also provides coverage advice to carriers issuing general liability policies who have received claims from their direct insureds as well as third parties.
Ms. Gregory also has experience representing health care service plan providers licensed under California’s Knox-Keene Act of 1975 in both the complex class action and arbitration forums. Among representative cases is the defense of a major health care provider in a class action arbitration. Ms. Gregory was responsible for determining the scope of the class and evaluating the provider’s potential exposure to claims made by 66,000 class members who alleged their health insurance contracts were changed mid-year in breach of their contracts with the provider.
Ms. Gregory received her B.A. from Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina in 1982. She received her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 2000. Ms. Gregory was an editor of the Southwestern University Law Review for two years, and received the Outstanding Editor Award for the 1999-2000 school year. Ms. Gregory was also a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program. Ms. Gregory participated in two national competitions as an oral advocate and brief writer, and competed in the final round of the August J. Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Competition (taking second place) and the semifinals of the Benjamin Cardozo Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition (taking third place).
Ms. Gregory co-authored an article entitled “Mold Exposure in Bad Faith Litigation” that was published in Mealey’s Litigation Reports – Mold, in June 2002. She also co-authored a paper entitled “ Big Picture Insurance Issues and Their Impact on Construction Defect & Mold Litigation” which was presented at the Mealey’s Construction Defect and Mold Litigation Conference on December 10, 2004.
Ms. Gregory is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.