Ms. Vanalek is an associate at Gordon & Rees and has experience covering a wide range of insurance and business related matters. She also has experience in certain employment matters. Ms. Vanalek is a member of the firm's Insurance practice group.
The focus of Ms. Vanalek’s insurance practice is on the legal and procedural issues facing insurance companies in the areas of liability, property, and “bad faith” claims with regard to both first and third party claims. She also has extensive experience defending insurance companies and disability plans with regard to ERISA disability matters. Substantive areas of her practice include environmental, professional liability (insurance agents), directors and officers, mold, ERISA disability, insurance liquidation, workers compensation, and a wide-range of commercial disputes.
Ms. Vanalek’s business related experience includes contract and shareholder disputes, unfair competition and related claims under California Business and Professions Code sections 17200 and 17500, litigation under the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act and the California Rosenthal Debt Collection Practices Act, and product liability matters.
United States District Courts, California
California State Bar