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Jessamyn is a partner in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice, based in Los Angeles. She focuses her practice on the health insurance and managed health care sectors. Jessamyn represents major health plans and insurers in complex litigation in both state and federal courts, including actions for breach of contract, bad faith denial of benefits, ERISA benefits, and unfair competition, among others, with particular emphasis on out-of-network provider reimbursement disputes.

On May 31, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals published an opinion in Bristol SL Holdings, Inc. v. Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, which has significant implications for the healthcare industry, most notably by clarifying the broad scope of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act’s (ERISA) preemption of state law causes of action arising from pre-service coverage communications between medical providers and health plan administrators.