Mary E. Gregory is special counsel in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.
Areas of Practice
Mary focuses on business litigation, first and third party insurance coverage issues, and bad faith defense. She represents insurers defending construction defect lawsuits brought by homeowners against residential and business property developers, general contactors and subcontractors. Mary provides coverage advice to carriers issuing general liability policies who have received claims from their direct insureds as well as third parties.
Mary also has experience representing healthcare 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 healthcare provider in a class action arbitration. She 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.
While in law school Mary was an editor of the Southwestern University Law Review for two years, and received the Outstanding Editor Award for the 1999-2000 school year. She was also a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program and participated in two national competitions as an oral advocate and brief writer, competed in the final round of the August J. Rendigs Products Liability Moot Court Competition (taking second place), and competed in and the semifinals of the Benjamin Cardozo Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition (taking third place).
J.D., Southwestern University, 2000
B.A., Furman University, 1982
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California.