Mr. Jonathan A. Braunstein is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, a co-lead of the firm’s Health Care Litigation Practice Group, a co-lead of the firm’s Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Specialty Team, and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Health Law, and ERISA Benefits Litigation Practice Groups.
Mr. Braunstein advises and represents clients in the healthcare, insurance, employee benefits, financial services, real estate, construction, and global defense industries. Mr. Braunstein has niche expertise representing welfare benefit plans and payors in healthcare reimbursement and provider billing litigation under ERISA, RICO and state law, with a particular emphasis on “fraud, waste, and abuse” litigation.
Mr. Braunstein also has substantial expertise representing insurers in complex coverage disputes, extra-contractual claims and litigation concerning life insurance, annuities, business property and commercial general liability policies, builder’s risk policies, hurricane and catastrophe claims, and business interruption coverages.
Mr. Braunstein has also represented real estate and mortgage service providers, construction contractors, private global defense contractors, investment and financial service advisors, bank depositors, and businesses engaged in international shipping and commerce.
Mr. Braunstein has successfully litigated hundreds of individual and/or class action contract, tort and statutory claims on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout California and beyond, including trials and appeals, and in matters set for arbitration before FINRA. Mr. Braunstein serves as Chair for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Tort & Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) Life Insurance Committee, and as Vice Chair for the ABA TIPS Employee Benefits Committee.
In his TIPS leadership role, Mr. Braunstein also works closely with the TIPS Health & Disability Committee and the TIPS Insurance Regulation Committee in planning the annual Mid-Winter Symposium on Insurance and Employee Benefits. Mr. Braunstein is also a member of the ABA Health Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association (“AHLA”), and the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys (“CSHA”).
Mr. Braunstein is a leader in his community. The 2015 recipient of Seyfarth’s Inspirational Leader Award, Mr. Braunstein leads the San Francisco office’s annual participation in Food From the Bar, a joint collaboration between the Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank to fight hunger and feed low-income seniors, children, and working poor families. Mr. Braunstein also serves on the Executive Committee for San Francisco’s Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
- J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (2003)
- King Hall Pro Bono Certificate
- B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2000)
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