Irene Yesowitch

Cozen O'Connor PC

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Montgomery Street 101
San Francisco 94104 CA US

Irene K. Yesowitch understands the challenging business aspects as well as the litigation environment faced by the insurance industry. Having spent more than 30 years representing insurers, including more than seven years in-house with Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, Irene has become a sought after lawyer for her excellent strategy skills for those seeking insurance coverage advice and litigation.

Beginning in the early days of bad faith litigation in California, and continuing to the present time, Irene has been able to develop a unique perspective, both in terms of depth and width. Representing directors and officers, lawyers, and accountants in myriad matters in the mid-1980s, Irene developed experience that is invaluable to her insurer clients. A trial lawyer at heart, she utilizes this experience and knowledge of business/corporate litigation and insurance to maximize the impact of her services to her clients.

Irene continues to provide insurers strategic analysis and advice attendant to bad faith litigation, e-commerce, marketing, product development, regulatory compliance, market conduct, agency relationships, loss control, risk management, reinsurance, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Office of Foreign Asset Control regulations. Additionally, she continues to emphasize a coverage and bad faith practice that includes litigation, coverage analysis, and other issues attendant to the business of insurance.

Irene is an avid speaker having presented numerous programs to claims and underwriting professionals, as well as lawyers, on such topics as fair settlement practices, insurance coverage analysis, evidence in a bad faith lawsuit, additional insureds and contractual indemnity coverage, the duty to defend, DOI regulations, reservation of rights, personal and advertising injury coverage, coverage for construction litigation exposures, and proper use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

The dozens of articles that she has published over the last more than 30 years further exemplify her place as one of the leading business and insurance coverage litigation attorneys in California.


  • University of California, Davis, J.D., 1983
  • American University, M.S., 1975
  • Cornell University, B.S., 1973




  • Member: State Bar of California
  • Association of Defense Counsel
  • San Francisco Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
  • Claims and Litigation Underwriting Society
  • Member: Claims and Litigation Management Alliance


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