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Susan P. White

Susan P. White

Special Counsel


  • Litigation
  • Insurance Law

WSG Practice Industries


California, U.S.A.


Susan White is an experienced commercial litigation attorney with a specialty in insurance recovery.  Ms. White represents corporate and individual policyholders and has recovered millions in insurance proceeds on their behalf in all types of complex litigation against their insurers.  She is able to think out of the box, using creative and strategic approaches to both find and maximize insurance coverage for her policyholder clients.

Throughout her 30 years of practice, she regularly has represented a wide variety of clients on numerous insurance coverage issues and has resolved complex insurance matters through settlement, arbitration or trial.  Ms. White has extensive experience with complex insurance matters, which include:

  • directors and officers liability
  • employment practices liability
  • data breach and privacy issues
  • errors and omissions liability
  • fiduciary liability
  • general liability, including property damage, bodily injury, and personal and advertising injury liability
  • crime/employee theft
  • first party property loss, including for business interruption and extra expense

Ms. White counsels clients operating in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, software and Internet technology, financial services, entertainment, and real estate.

Acting as insurance coverage counsel, Ms. White also represents companies in bankruptcy and advises trustees for bankrupt estates in connection with the recovery of insurance assets for the estate. She also provides risk management guidance to clients to maximize the coverage provided by insurance policies. Additionally Ms. White speaks regularly on various insurance coverage issues.

Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association, ABA’s Committee on Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation section

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • Loyola Law School
  • Wheaton College
Areas of Practice

Insurance Law | Litigation


  • Challenging Insurer Imposed Rate Limits
  • Ninth Circuit Sharply Curtails Excess Insurers’ Ability to Challenge Propriety of Primary’s Exhaustion in AXIS Reinsurance Co. v. Northrop Grumman Corp.
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID-19: Opposite Sides of the Table: Restaurants Seek Recovery From Insurers for Business Interruption in the Wake of COVID-19
  • Buchalter Client Alert COVID 19: COVID-19 Insurance Coverage Checklist
  • California Supreme Court holds that “Notice-Prejudice Rule” Is a “Fundamental Public Policy” of California for the Purpose of Choice of Law Determination

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