Drew E. Pomerance
5820 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Ph: (818) 992-9999
Fax: (818) 992-9991
|Drew E. Pomerance
Drew E. Pomerance has dedicated his practice to representing
the business community in all aspects of insurance
coverage and bad faith disputes, employment and privacy
issues, and trial and appellate argument.
A business trial and appellate lawyer since 1982, Mr.
Pomerance specializes in the areas of insurance coverage,
insurance bad faith, and employment litigation.
businesses of every size and type in a variety of matters,
typically involving insurance coverage or bad faith issues, as
well as labor and employment counseling. He also litigates
trade secret issues for businesses, including insurance
coverage matters for misappropriation lawsuits.
Mr. Pomerance is one of the most experienced class action
attorneys in the country, having represented a number of
different classes of employers against a variety of property
and casualty insurance carriers for bad faith practices
impacting hundreds of millions of dollars in premiums.
He has also represented different classes of consumers against
their automobile carriers for violations of law in the manner
of assessing premiums. He is one of a select group of lawyers
to handled a class action lawsuit through its beginning
stages, to trial, and ultimately on appeal.
Mr. Pomerance is a member of the American Board of Trial
Advocates (ABOTA), recognized as the most prestigious and well
respected organization of trial attorneys in the country.
Mr. Pomerance was recently selected by the San Fernando
Valley Business Journal as one of the "Top 25 Lawyers in
the San Fernando Valley."
- Landmark insurance bad faith decision
resulting in a $20 million jury verdict against California’s
largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
- Successful defense of a major
misappropriation of trade secrets case against a Fortune 500
- Multi-million dollar malicious
prosecution verdict against a former CIA proprietary
- Obtained eight reported appellate court
decisions including a landmark decision from the California
Supreme Court which upheld the rights of employers to sue
their workers’ compensation insurance carrier for bad faith
conduct which results in unjustifiable premium increases.
- Won a binding $4 million arbitration
award on behalf Childrens Hospital Los Angeles against its
insurer, a decision that is expected to impact how the
industry handles multi-year policies for professional
liability insurance. His performance in this case was
touted as "masterful" by the senior vice president and
general counsel of Childrens Hospital, who described Mr.
Pomerance as one of the "best trial
attorneys" he has ever encountered.
- Obtained a $1.1 million dollar verdict against
State Fund on behalf of an occupational medical clinic due
to wrongful exclusion from provider network. Then won
a reported appellate decision upholding the jury verdict,
and obtained a further award of $425,000 in attorneys fees.
- Obtained a $500,000 settlement from a major
international insurance company after the carrier refused to
defend a non-profit charitable organization in a lawsuit.
- Honor: Named
"Workers' Comp Executive's Most Influential People in
California Workers' Compensation"
chosen for his contributions and influence on legislation
and policy, leadership, and representation.
- Honor: Named a member of the American
Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), a national organization
recognizing only the most experienced trial lawyers.
- Honor: Named one of the "Top 25 Lawyers in the
San Fernando Valley" by the San Fernando Valley Business
- Presenter: Lectures at trade group and
association seminars on various topics including preventing
or defending wrongful termination and harassment lawsuits.
- Expert Opinion: Authored the chapter
“Settlement Negotiations” in Mark Dombroff’s 1987 treatise
Personal Injury Defense Techniques and the article “Trade
Secret Insurance” which was published in the November 1999
issue of California Lawyer Magazine.
- Educator: Recognized for his expertise in
employers’ rights issues, assisted in drafting employee
handbooks and manuals for a variety of companies.
- Appointment: President of one of City of Hope’s
fund-raising chapters for two years.
- Admitted to practice: California, 1981
- Hastings College of the Law, San
Francisco, J.D., 1981
- University of California at Berkeley,
B.S. in Political Science, 1978