Michael S.
Gehrt

Insurance Recovery



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Michael S. Gehrt

Insurance Recovery

Biography

Michael Gehrt is a partner in Liner's Insurance Recovery Group.  Michael focuses on representing policyholders in a variety of complex insurance coverage matters, including coverage advice, pre-litigation disputes, international arbitrations, and coverage litigation.

Michael has been instrumental in collecting hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of insurance policyholders and is experienced in a wide range of matters, including insurance coverage for advertising liabilities; business interruption losses; directors and officers liability; errors and omissions and professional liability; fire, flood, and other natural disaster losses; marine insurance claims; property damage claims; rescission lawsuits; and subrogation claims. He has also represented clients in insurance broker disputes and with general business litigation and contract disputes. 

Michael regularly speaks and writes on insurance law issues. He is also an editor and co-author of the New Appleman Sports and Entertainment Insurance Law & Practice Guide (LexisNexis, 2016), a book that addresses insurance law issues facing policyholders in the sports and entertainment industries.

Prior to joining Liner, Michael was a partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP and a complex commercial litigation and insurance recovery associate at Heller Ehrman LLP. During law school, he worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Michael also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Dickran Tevrizian of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

ADMISSIONS

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education

University of California Hastings College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006)

University of California Los Angeles (B.A.)

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • "D&O Liability Insurance: Hot Buttons Every Firm Needs to Know," The Knowledge Group, September 12, 2016
  • "Complex Business Interruption Claims Following a Natural Disaster," CalCPA Economic Damages Section Meeting, February 24, 2016
  • "10 Things You Don’t Know About Insurance That Can Hurt You," Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Roundtable, June 26, 2014
  • "10 Things You Don’t Know About Insurance That Can Hurt You," Association of Corporate Counsel Southern California Roundtable,  June 25, 2014
  • "Insurance Coverage for Lawsuits Arising Out of Head Injuries in Sports," 2011
  • "Insurance Recovery for Recent Storm-Related Losses in Southern California," December 2010
  • "Insurance Litigation 2010: Highlights from the Policyholder Perspective," Orange County Bar Association Insurance Law Section Meeting, October 22, 2010

Publications

 

Recognition

Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2013-2016)

Community
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association