Jodi Green is a member of the firm’s cannabis and insurance recovery teams and represents clients in a range of non-litigated and litigated business matters.
With over ten years of experience in insurance coverage, Jodi is familiar with a vast range of first-party and third-party insurance policies, including among others: Bermuda Form, builder’s risk, cannabis and hemp, commercial general liability and excess, crime, cyber, directors and officers and management liability (D&O), employment practices (EPLI), homeowners; pollution; property and business interruption, and representations and warranties. Jodi has also evaluated coverage for disputes arising in a variety of contexts, including: advertising injury; cannabis and hemp; construction; employment and wage disputes; ESG and environmental; healthcare, life sciences, and pharmaceutical claims; sexual abuse; and mass tort and products liability, many of which implicated hundreds of millions of dollars or more, such as the Las Vegas Harvest Festival lawsuits and the opioid multi-district litigation matters.
Jodi’s insurance coverage background encompasses disputes arising in numerous jurisdictions, including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, as well as international disputes arising under Bermuda, Canada, and English law. Jodi has also evaluated and litigated insurance coverage issues in bankruptcy and has litigated motions to withdraw the reference and motions to compel arbitration.
By working with insurance brokers and clients at the policy procurement stage—including in mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions—Jodi helps clients evaluate and understand how insurance policies work together to avoid coverage gaps and duplicative coverage. She also negotiates broader policy provisions and advises on complementary insurance and indemnity provisions in contracts. At the claims stage, Jodi assists with tender and collection on insurance and indemnity claims, and litigates and negotiates insurance and indemnity disputes.
Jodi also has experience evaluating and litigating international law issues, including complex jurisdictional issues implicating constitutional due process, forum-selection and arbitration clauses, The Federal Arbitration Act, the New York Convention on arbitration, the Hague Convention on service of process, as well as anti-suit injunctions in the United States and abroad.
Complementing her law practice, Jodi is a prolific writer who is regularly called upon by the media to provide commentary on cannabis and insurance issues for outlets such as Law360, Property and Casualty360, and Insurance Journal. Jodi is also a dynamic public speaker for in-house events, as well as national and international seminars hosted by organizations such as the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, and Insurance Business America. She has also testified before the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) on cannabis and insurance issues and authored an online course on “Managing the Risks of Cannabis-Related Businesses” for ALM Media/National Underwriter.
Insurance Recovery Plus
Evaluated insurance coverage for thousands of opioid liability claims totaling trillions of dollars
Evaluated insurance coverage for thousands of sexual abuse claims in excess of a billion dollars
Evaluated insurance coverage for construction defect disputes at numerous commercial and residential facilities
Assisted in insurance coverage evaluation and resolution of mass shooting claims in relation to Las Vegas Harvest Festival shooting
Obtained recovery of proceeds under cyber insurance policy for claim arising from ransomware event
Obtained summary judgment in favor of lending institution in $4 million breach of note action
Obtained summary judgment in favor of creditor construction firm in preference and fraudulent transfer action in Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court
Prevailed in California arbitration seeking indemnity for criminal penalties and fees arising from the death of an employee. The arbitration panel found that the intentional conduct of the claimant’s employees barred indemnity.
Obtained affirmance of trial court judgment on appeal of issue of first impression in California on behalf of subcontractor regarding right to equitable subrogation as to defense costs incurred by insurance company on behalf of general contractual (Carter v. Pulte Home Corp., 52 Cal. App. 5th 571 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. 2020))
Obtained affirmance of trial court judgment finding that subcontractor was entitled to jury trial in equitable subrogation claim arising under indemnity contract and that subcontractor was not jointly and severally liable for defense costs incurred by insurer on behalf of general contractor (Berg v. Pulte Home Corp., 67 Cal. App. 5th 277 (Cal. App. 3d Dist. 2021))
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment in the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, in favor of a public entity based on tort immunity (Dempe v. Metropolitan Pier & Expos. Authority, 2016 Ill App. (1st) 142535-U (Ill. App. Ct. 2016))
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a matter involving misrepresentation under an insurance policy
Prepared amicus briefs in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in cases involving business interruption losses under property insurance policies arising from novel coronavirus and COVID-19
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Cannabis Section, Vice Chair Marketing, 2022-present
- American Bar Association, Member, 2019-present
- Appellate Lawyers Association, Member, 2016-present
- Chicago Bar Association
- Insurance Law Committee, Chair, 2015-2016
- Insurance Law Committee, Vice-Chair, 2014-2015
- YLS Insurance Coverage Committee, Co-Chair, 2013-2014
- International Cannabis Bar Association, Member, 2021-present
- Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Member, 2022-present
- Psychedelic Bar Association, Member, 2022-present
- National Cannabis Industry Association
- Risk Management & Insurance Committee, Member, 2021-present
- Chief (connecting and supporting women executive leaders), Member, 2021-present
- Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
- Western Division Associate Board, 2016-2020
- Defense Research Institute
- Writer’s Corner, Chair, 2017-present
- Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member, 2019-present
- Selected for inclusion by Super Lawyers—Rising Star, 2016-2020
Outside the Office
In her spare time, Jodi is an avid runner and hiker, having completed 15 marathons across ten states, a counterpoint to her love of food and wine. A native Wisconsinite who traded snow for the sun, Jodi can often be found enjoying the ocean breeze at Venice Beach with her husband, Ryan.