January 28, 2019 – El Segundo, California
Payne & Fears LLP is pleased to announce the addition of a prominent business and insurance litigation partner to its growing Los Angeles office. Robert C. Leventhal joins the firm from Foley & Lardner LLP.
Mr. Leventhal’s practice for over 30 years has focused on complex business litigation, health care litigation and insurance coverage disputes, which provides a natural synergy with the Firm’s Los Angeles team. He has successfully represented many hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, religious orders, and construction suppliers, and has several published decisions addressing cutting edge health care reimbursement and insurance issues.
Mr. Leventhal has also contributed articles to the Litigation Section of the American Bar Association's Health Care Law Newsletter and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in the area of insurance.
“I am pleased to be joining Payne & Fears’ fast-growing Los Angeles office,” Leventhal said. “I believe that the Firm will give me the platform that I need to continue providing excellent, but even more cost-effective services to my clients.”
Mr. Leventhal received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
“Bob’s expertise is a perfect fit with our ongoing services for our healthcare and insurance coverage clients, and will be instrumental in broadening our practice,” said Scott Luskin, Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office. He added that “Bob brings not only solid technical skills, but adds another creative litigator to our team.”
Mr. Leventhal is the latest addition to the Firm’s Los Angeles office. In the last 6 months, Payne & Fears has also welcomed two business and insurance litigation associates, Randy R. Haj and Roza C. Rosner. The Los Angeles office is now Payne & Fears’ largest branch office.
Payne & Fears Business Litigation group focuses on contract disputes, business torts, financial institution litigation, real estate disputes, healthcare litigation, product liability, construction law disputes and trade secret and unfair competition litigation for large and small corporations and partnerships, directors and officers of corporations and companies, and individuals.
The Firm’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Group has collectively recovered over 100 million dollars on behalf of its policyholder clients in a broad spectrum of matters, from complex litigation against over 50 insurance companies to simple disputes between one policyholder and one insurer. They have successfully obtained coverage for clients under commercial general liability policies, directors and officers liability policies, errors and omissions policies, employment practices liability policies, and first party policies.