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Matthew S. Foy

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(415) 875-3174
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San Francisco
275 Battery Street
Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94111


Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1996

B.S., University of Southern California, 1992

Honors

Recipient of the Moot Court Best Brief Award (1996, SCU School of Law)

American Jurisprudence Award for Insurance Law (1996, SCU School of Law)

Best Business Plan (1992, USC Marshall School of Business)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Insurance Coverage: Products (2016)

Matthew Foy is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Francisco office and serves both as the National Practice Group Leader of the firm's Property and Casualty insurance practice as well as the Practice Group Leader of the San Francisco Insurance group. Mr. Foy has more than 15 years experience representing national insurers at the claims stage, in trial, and on appeal.

Mr. Foy’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and advice involving primary and excess liability policies with an emphasis on complex personal and advertising injury, cyber-liability, environmental, asbestos, other mass torts, and construction defect matters. He also regularly handles all aspects of insurance cases involving professional liability insurance, inland marine, first party property, and life, health, and disability matters.

Mr. Foy assists clients with drafting policy language and claims manuals. He also provides in-house client seminars on coverage and claims handling issues, as well as litigation planning.

In addition to his insurance practice, Mr. Foy regularly represents corporate clients in connection with contract negotiation, dispute resolute, and related litigation. He also maintains an active professional liability defense practice which focuses on the defense of legal professionals and insurance brokers.

Mr. Foy is a frequent speaker on issues confronting the insurance industry and is active with DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, for which he is currently serving as Chair of its Insurance Law Committee and is the lead for its ALI Task force which was formed to address concerns with ALI’s Insurance Restatement Project. Matt is also a member of the International Association of Defense counsel. 

Admissions

California
Massachusetts

Memberships

California State Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Massachusetts State Bar Association
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar - Chair, Insurance Law Committee
 

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Contact

(415) 875-3174

mfoy@gordonrees.com


Offices

San Francisco

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 1996

B.S., University of Southern California, 1992

Honors

Recipient of the Moot Court Best Brief Award (1996, SCU School of Law)

American Jurisprudence Award for Insurance Law (1996, SCU School of Law)

Best Business Plan (1992, USC Marshall School of Business)

Super Lawyers® distinction in the fields of Insurance Coverage: Products (2016)

Matthew S. Foy

Partner

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Biography

Matthew Foy is a partner in Gordon & Rees’s San Francisco office and serves both as the National Practice Group Leader of the firm's Property and Casualty insurance practice as well as the Practice Group Leader of the San Francisco Insurance group. Mr. Foy has more than 15 years experience representing national insurers at the claims stage, in trial, and on appeal.

Mr. Foy’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and advice involving primary and excess liability policies with an emphasis on complex personal and advertising injury, cyber-liability, environmental, asbestos, other mass torts, and construction defect matters. He also regularly handles all aspects of insurance cases involving professional liability insurance, inland marine, first party property, and life, health, and disability matters.

Mr. Foy assists clients with drafting policy language and claims manuals. He also provides in-house client seminars on coverage and claims handling issues, as well as litigation planning.

In addition to his insurance practice, Mr. Foy regularly represents corporate clients in connection with contract negotiation, dispute resolute, and related litigation. He also maintains an active professional liability defense practice which focuses on the defense of legal professionals and insurance brokers.

Mr. Foy is a frequent speaker on issues confronting the insurance industry and is active with DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar, for which he is currently serving as Chair of its Insurance Law Committee and is the lead for its ALI Task force which was formed to address concerns with ALI’s Insurance Restatement Project. Matt is also a member of the International Association of Defense counsel. 

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Admissions

California
Massachusetts

Memberships

California State Bar Association
San Francisco Bar Association
Massachusetts State Bar Association
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar - Chair, Insurance Law Committee
 

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