Nancy J.W. Brown

Partner, Los Angeles Office


Nancy J.W. Brown is a partner in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. She represents insurers carriers in coverage disputes and insurance related litigation in Federal and State court, with particular expertise in the areas of excess and reinsurance. She handled a series of matters that evolved into a line published case law and other significant authorities that address excess policies and reinsurance contracts issued to employers who self-insure for workers compensation.  Ms. Brown also has substantial insurance coverage and litigation experience involving many types of primary and excess insurance policies, including general liability, professional liability, and directors and officer’s liability policies.  Her work involves both direct representation of carriers and oversight of insurance litigation throughout the country.  She also has performed regulatory work on behalf of insurers and their managing general agents.

Ms. Brown has bench, jury trial, and appellate experience representing insurance carriers as well as other businesses and professionals.  She has represented insurance brokers, attorneys, accountants, real estate brokers, building contractors, and various retail and wholesale businesses in matters involving professional liability, breach of contract, licensing, intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and other commercial disputes.

She previously owned a specialty practice representing fine artists, musicians, production and management companies, independent record labels, theatre companies, and non-profit arts and music foundations. She has served on boards of several non-profit music and theatre foundations.

After law school, Ms. Brown clerked for Justice Robert Rose of the Supreme Court of Nevada.



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Ms. Brown has contributed her time on a pro bono basis to these non-profit organizations: Ami Aloni Music Foundation, Westchester Parents Nursery School, California Lawyers for the Arts, 18th Street Art Center, Festival Theatre USA, Inc.


  • State Bar of California 
  • State Bar of Nevada 
  • U.S. District Courts, Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals