Mr. Halpern’s practice area is business litigation, with exceptional expertise in insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Halpern has successfully represented policyholders in numerous coverage and bad faith actions across the United States, at the trial and appellate levels, in arbitration and other ADR proceedings, in insolvency proceedings and for claims under nearly every policy type. He has led many high dollar and high profile insurance litigations, and has briefed and argued key insurance issues in the Courts of Appeal, Federal Circuit Courts and at the State Supreme Court level. To date, Mr. Halpern has tallied over $800 million in insurance-related recoveries for his clients.
In addition to his litigation expertise, Mr. Halpern also counsels businesses on the strategic management of insurance portfolios, to maximize present and future recoveries. Mr. Halpern started his career at Latham & Watkins where he became a lead litigator for some of the firm’s largest insurance coverage clients. Before forming Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP, Mr. Halpern was a named partner at one of the predecessor firms, Abelson Herron Halpern LLP.