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Brett DeArmond Bissett is an associate in the Insurance Recovery Practice Group with experience in insurance coverage litigation, counseling on insurance-related issues, directors' and officers' liability, and general commercial litigation. Brett has represented insureds in third-party insurance disputes regarding property and environmental damage as well as coverage for government investigations including qui tam actions. Brett has further experience in creditors’ rights in bankruptcy including preference litigation and creditors’ rights in municipal bankruptcies.

Additionally, Brett has been involved with pro bono work. He has represented minors seeking to obtain guardianship and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, helped secure asylum for refugees, and represented multiple tenants in unlawful detainer actions. 


Representative Matters

  • In re Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1566: Represents utility company in consolidated class actions from seven states, alleging wholesale natural gas price manipulation. Cases are currently in the MDL district court for further proceedings (D. Nevada, 2014-present)
  • William Parrish et al. v. Latham & Watkins LLP: Represented a law firm and its named defendant partners to successfully win an award of over $1.6 million for reasonable attorneys' fees and costs as the prevailing party on a successful anti-SLAPP motion (California, 2017-2018)
  • Bedivere Insurance Company et al. v. Maxus Energy Corporation: Represented a policyholder seeking coverage for defense and indemnification damages in underlying litigation over historic environmental liabilities in Louisiana (Texas, 2018)

Prior to joining the firm:

  • Kan-Di-Ki, LLC et al. v. Indian Harbor Insurance Company: Represented insureds in the healthcare industry in litigation to obtain directors’ and officers’ coverage for qui tam lawsuits and corresponding government investigations (California, 2014-2015)
  • Southern Natural Gas Company v. London Market Insurers: Aided in representation of policyholder in litigation seeking coverage for historic environmental liabilities; prepared briefs to the Alabama Supreme Court; the court upheld two jury verdicts in favor of coverage (Alabama, 2013)
  • Assisted in representation of CalPERS in multiple Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy cases including city of Stockton and city of San Bernardino (California, 2012-2013) 


Rankings & Honors

  • Super Lawyers Southern California "Rising Star," 2018-2020

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J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, 2011

B.A., magna cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 2007

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2011

Bar Associations

  • California, 2011
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