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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-3197
United States

Work Department

Insurance and Reinsurance


Richard Doren has extensive experience representing insurers in courts and before regulators throughout the country. He regularly handles class actions, coverage and bad faith litigation, regulatory investigations and proactive litigation aimed at rooting out insurance fraud. He has worked with a wide variety of insurance products, including fixed and variable annuities and commercial, homeowners, health, life and disability insurance.


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JD, University of San Diego, 1986, cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, University of San Diego Law Review.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Healthcare: health insurers

In the health insurer space, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is known for its advocacy efforts in class action and antitrust matters. Its most notable client is industry giant UnitedHealthGroup, for whom it acts on a number of different cases. The team also has experience acting for Aetna, with experienced Los Angeles-based partner Richard Doren representing them in a number of civil litigations. Also based in LA is Heather Richardson, who adds expertise in domestic and international arbitrations to her litigation practice.

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers

With a team of experienced trial, appellate, crisis management and investigations lawyers, the practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP stands out most recently with its defense of insurers in an array of Covid-19 business interruption claims, some of which have been precedent-setting. More generally the practice includes coverage and bad faith suits, class actions challenging business and employment practices, government and regulatory investigations and litigation, False Claims Act matters and whistleblower allegations of fraud. Los Angeles-based acclaimed insurance litigator Deborah L. Stein co-heads the team with Geoffrey Sigler in Washington DC, who is experienced in defending against class actions as is key lawyer Richard Doren in Los Angeles.