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Brenda A. Bissett

Special Counsel
Los Angeles
F: +1.213.443.2793

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Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 1984, cum laude, American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1980, magna cum laude
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Overview

Brenda Bissett is a special counsel in the Business Trial practice group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

As a Special Counsel in the Business Trial practice group in the Los Angeles office, Brenda focuses her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation matters. Brenda counsels insurers in matters involving a diverse array of underlying claims and a variety of coverages at all levels, including general liability, personal lines, business automobile liability and professional liability.  She also litigates coverage disputes at the trial court and appellate level, with emphasis on actions presenting particularly difficult legal and logistical challenges.

Before joining Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton in September 2008, Brenda spent more than twenty years representing Underwriters at Lloyd's, London and other foreign insurers at the firm now known as Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP.  She defended London market insurers and domestic insurers in a variety of high-profile insurance coverage litigation, including environmental and construction related liabilities of major corporations and governmental entities and actions against domestic insurers facing breach of contract and bad faith claims involving coverage for technology claims.  With over three decades of experience representing insurers, Brenda is skilled in negotiating case, claim and issue resolution in a careful, creative and cost-effective manner. 

Honors

  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Law Review and Managing Editor Entertainment Law Journal