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OVERVIEW

Matthew B. O'Hanlon
Partner

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 310-284-3878

F 310-284-3894

OVERVIEW

Matthew B. O'Hanlon
Partner

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P 310-284-3878

F 310-284-3894

Matt O’Hanlon works with corporate and individual policyholders to resolve insurance coverage disputes through tactical negotiation and litigation. He is dedicated to helping policyholders secure the benefit of the insurance coverage they purchased.

OVERVIEW

Matthew B. O'Hanlon Partner

Los Angeles

2029 Century Park East
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P : 310-284-3878

Matt O’Hanlon works with corporate and individual policyholders to resolve insurance coverage disputes through tactical negotiation and litigation. He is dedicated to helping policyholders secure the benefit of the insurance coverage they purchased.

Matt’s insurance coverage experience has spanned numerous types of insurance policies, including commercial general liability, D&O, E&O, media liability, cyber, disability, long-term care, automobile liability and life insurance policies, among others.

In addition to his insurance coverage practice, Matt is a seasoned business litigator with experience in virtually all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal court. His experience has included complex commercial litigation involving creditor’s rights, business torts, unfair competition, real estate disputes, mortgage lending and intellectual property.

He has represented companies and individuals in the real estate, entertainment, financial services, aerospace, pharmaceutical and apparel industries, among others.

During law school, Matt was a judicial extern for the Honorable Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. In addition, he was a legal fellow in intellectual property for U.S. Congressman Howard L. Berman during Rep. Berman’s time as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Public Counsel’s Leadership Council

Honors

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018

Experience

Experience

Real Estate

  • Represented homeowners in lawsuits against insurers for breach of contract and bad faith arising out of flood and other water damage claims
  • Represented a homeowner in a lawsuit against an insurer for breach of contract and bad faith arising out of a hillside collapse
  • Represented homeowners in disputes with home designers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, construction managers, neighbors and neighborhood associations
  • Represented a commercial property owner in a lawsuit against an insurer for breach of contract and bad faith arising out of water intrusion from a neighboring property
  • Represented a homeowners association in an insurance coverage dispute regarding homeowner claims
  • Represented a hotel owner in insurance coverage disputes regarding liability claims asserted against the hotel
  • Represented a home purchaser in a fraudulent transfer action against the sellers of a home who transferred assets to avoid paying a judgment against them
  • Represented the homeowners in disputes with insurers over losses arising out of jewelry theft
  • Represented a property owner in an inverse condemnation lawsuit against a water district arising out of flood damage
  • Represented a real estate developer in a sister state enforcement of judgment proceedings against homeowners

Entertainment

  • Represented a music content company in a lawsuit against an insurer for breach of contract and bad faith
  • Represented a television producer in insurance coverage disputes arising out of a criminal investigation
  • Represented a musician in an insurance coverage dispute relating to the cancellation of the concert tour due to illness
  • Represented business managers in insurance coverage disputes alleging wrongful use of client funds
  • Represented a film producer in an insurance coverage dispute regarding alleged wrongful conduct of executive
  • Represented a television personality in a revenue sharing dispute with a business partner
  • Represented a performing rights organization in interpleader actions in state and federal court in connection with disputes over royalties for musical compositions
  • Represented a performing artist’s management company in a lawsuit alleging business interference torts and fraud arising out of a cancelled concert
  • Represented television show producers in disputes over prizes allegedly owed to contestants and over contingent compensation allegedly owed to a former consultant
  • Represented a headphone manufacturer in a trademark infringement lawsuit against an infringer

Financial Services

  • Represented the lenders in connection with enforcement of judgment proceedings against borrowers and guarantors
  • Represented the secured lenders in judicial and non-judicial foreclosure proceedings, including the appointment of receivers pending foreclosure
  • Defended construction lenders from lawsuits alleging mechanics' lien, bonded stop notice and unjust enrichment claims
  • Represented a securities broker in an insurance coverage dispute
  • Represented a bank in an enforcement action by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation involving allegedly deceptive marketing practices
  • Obtained a dismissal of national banks from wrongful foreclosure actions at the pleadings stage
  • Defended banks from suits alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment and related claims under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act
  • Defended mortgage lenders from lawsuits alleging housing discrimination and in connection with a subpoena to appear and produce documents before a federal grand jury
  • Represented the court-appointed receivers in real property disputes regarding fulfillment of their duties
  • Obtained a $2 million fraud judgment against an officer of a borrower for inducing a lender to make a secured loan that the borrower later claimed was unsecured
  • Assisted in obtaining a $4 million judgment against a guarantor for breach of contract who failed to honor his obligations in connection with a secured loan that had gone into default
  • Defended a state pension agency from lawsuits alleging public contracting discrimination, business interference torts, and breach of contract

Aerospace

  • Defended aerospace companies from suits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and breach of implied contract

Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical

  • Defended pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement and false advertising lawsuits brought by competitors
  • Represented a nutraceutical company in a trademark infringement lawsuit against a competitor
  • Represented a medical food distributor in a contractual dispute with a manufacturer
  • Represented a doctor and an associated medical corporation in a lawsuit alleging billing fraud and violation of anti-kickback laws

Motorsports

  • Represented a motorsports company in insurance coverage disputes arising out of product liability and personal injury claims

Franchise

  • Represented the franchisors in an insurance coverage dispute relating to claims asserted by franchisees

Apparel

  • Represented apparel companies in a lawsuit against the insurers for breach of contract and bad faith arising out of breach of duty to defend the underlying lawsuits
  • Represented a textile company in seeking insurance coverage for a government investigation
  • Represented the exclusive distributor of an apparel brand in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract and fraud against the manufacturer
  • Represented a sportswear company in a personal injury lawsuit arising out of allegedly defective sports equipment

*A portion of the above experience occurred prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg.

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