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Darren Teshima helps corporate policyholders resolve their most complex insurance coverage disputes by providing both creative business solutions and strategic representation in litigation. Chambers USA (2022) has clients praising Darren as “incredibly efficient, responsive and practical” adding, “For any insurance coverage questions, he is my first call.”

Darren serves as a true business partner to technology and financial services clients, working closely with in-house risk management and legal departments to guide them through the cutting-edge issues they’re facing today, from D&O coverage on SPAC transactions, to reps & warranties and indemnification coverage in agreements and transactions, to E&O and cyber coverage related to data breaches.

When litigation is necessary, Darren helps clients assert their rights. He has successfully litigated high stakes commercial disputes with significant wins in connection with insurance coverage, D&O coverage, and cyber insurance for some of the largest data breaches in history.

Darren also is deeply committed to pro bono work and community involvement. He’s handled administrative trials and hearings on behalf of asylum seekers and low-income tenants and provided litigation advice to nonprofit organizations. For his efforts, Legal Services for Children honored him with the Pro Bono Advocate Award twice.

Darren also is a leader in the community, and currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, and has previously served on the board of the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA).

When a company learns it is the subject of a class-action lawsuit, insurance coverage may not be top of mind, but considering available coverage for the defense and resolution of the case should be a priority.  A variety of insurance policies may provide coverage depending on the underlying allegations, even if some of the allegations or relief sought present coverage challenges.  To ensure companies are taking full advantage of available coverage, and meeting any notice obligations under insurance policies, it is wise to dust off the applicable policies and consult with coverage counsel.

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