Rebecca R. Weinreich


  • location icon Los Angeles, CA
    633 West 5th Street
    Suite 4000
    Los Angeles, CA 90071

Rebecca Weinreich is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and chair of the Bad Faith Litigation Practice. She devotes her practice to coverage and bad faith litigation arising from first and third party policies, in both commercial and personal lines. Ms. Weinreich has represented insurers in a wide variety of complex, large exposure lawsuits brought by policy holders, has tried cases in both state and federal court and has lectured extensively on numerous topics within her field of expertise.


“The New Reaches of ‘Due Process’: Potvin v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company,” Corporate Risk Spectrum, Andrews Publications, October 2000

Professional Presentations

  • Defamation: The Second Offense. Sexual Abuse and Harassment Claims in the #MeToo / Time’s Up World, New York, New York, November 2018
  • How Do You Say ‘Do Over’ in Latin? Known Loss, Rescission and Reformation, New York, New York, April 2017
  • Number of Occurrences, Claims Made and Coverage Counsel-Knowing What You Know, Knowing Whom to Ask and Knowing When to Stop, New York, New York, March 2016.
  • Morris, Damron and Cumis – What You Need to Know, Phoenix, Arizona, March 2015
  • Recent Developments in Coverage and Bad Faith, Western and Southern United States, Chicago, Illinois, February 2014
  • The Intersection of Class Actions and Coverage – How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? Schaumburg, Illinois, February 2014
  • Recent Developments in Coverage and Bad Faith, A National Survey, New York, New York, September 2013
  • In House Counsel and Alleged Bad Faith – A New Tripartite Relationship, Hartford, Connecticut, June 2013
  • Spotting and Avoiding Common Bad Faith Traps, Hartford, Connecticut, June 2013
  • Medicare Set Asides and Fair Claim Handling – The New Frontier, Jersey City, New Jersey, May 2013
  • Hallmarks of a Well Handled Claim, Jersey City, New Jersey, February 2013
  • Claim Handling: The Good , The Bad and The Ugly, Los Angeles, California, June 2012
  • The Duty to Settle Covered and Uncovered Claims, New York, New York, January 2012
  • Buss Reimbursements: Protecting Your Rights, Enforcing Your Rights, San Ramon, California, July 2010
  • Am I Doing This Right? Tips for Proper Claim Handling, Vista, California, June 2009
  • General Concepts of Good Faith, Ocala, Florida, June 2007
  • The Well Handled Claim, Orange, California, August 2007
  • Additional Insureds: What They Are and What They’re Not, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2005
  • Life of a Bad Faith Case, Los Angeles, California, January 2005
  • Independent Counsel and Litigation Management – Finding a Way, New York, New York, April 2003
  • Business and Professions Code Section 17200 - Who’s Deceiving Whom? Recent Growth in Deceptive Trade Practices Litigation- San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, June 2001


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • District of Columbia
    • Massachusetts
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of California
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions
    • Kentucky
    • Minnesota
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa



United States District Courts for all Districts in California

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

District of Columbia

Supreme Court of the United States of America


Fellow, American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC)


Boston University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 1986

University of Michigan

Bachelor of Arts, 1982

Appellate Decisions

  • AIG Property Casualty Company v. William H. Cosby, Jr. (1st Cir.) 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 15389
  • McMillin Management Services, L.P. v. Financial Pacific Ins. Co. et al. (2017) 17 Cal. App. 5th 187
  • Bamberger v. Marsh USA, Inc. and National Union Fire Insurance Company (9th Cir.) 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20427
  • Manhattan Loft v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania (2013) 528 Fed. Appx. 752
  • R & R Sails, Inc., dba Hobie Cat Company v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania (9th Cir. 2012) 673 F.3d 1240
  • 2156 Stratford Circle LLC v. AIG, Inc. et al. (2012) Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 109
  • Shalant v. Girardi and National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh Pa. (2011) 51 Cal.4th 1164
  • ROC Design, Inc. v. Lexington Insurance Company (2011) Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 8960
  • City of Carlsbad v. Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania (2009) 180 Cal.App.4th 176
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. v. Great American Insurance Company et al. (9th Cir. 2008) 532 F.3d 1007
  • Hablian et al. v. Zurich American Insurance Company et al. (2003) Cal. App. Case B168265
  • Morrow, Scuria, Golenor & Salisbury v. AIG Claim Services, Inc., et al. (2003) Cal. App. LEXIS 7752
  • Crystal Towers, LTD, et al. v. Prudential-LMI Commercial Insurance Company, et al. (2002) Cal. App. LEXIS 5110
  • Marin v. Phillips Plywood, Co., Inc. et al. (2001) Cal. App. Case B146238
  • Shipman v. Boething Treeland Farms, Inc. (2000) 77 Cal.App.4th 1424
  • Bockrath v. Aldrich Chemical, et al. (1999) 21 Cal.4th 71 (lead brief)
  • Moss v. Garrity et al. (1997) Cal. App. Case B108006
  • Selcer v. Saltarelli & Steponovich et al. (1996) Cal. App. Case B083546
  • Ebersole v. Gifford-Hill Cement Company (1994) Cal. App. Case E012020
  • McLaughlin v. Brockton (1992) 587 N.E.2d 251
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