People: Jonathan A. Braunstein, Partner

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Jonathan A. Braunstein

Partner

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1057
Fax: (415) 397-2823
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Mr. Braunstein is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Health Law, and ERISA Benefits Litigation Practice Groups, as well as the firm’s Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Specialty Team. Mr. Braunstein advises and represents clients in the healthcare, insurance, employee benefits, financial services, real estate, construction, and global defense industries.
 
Mr. Braunstein has niche expertise representing welfare benefit plans and other payors in healthcare reimbursement and provider billing litigation under ERISA, RICO and state law, with a particular emphasis on “fraud, waste, and abuse” litigation. 
 
Mr. Braunstein also has substantial expertise representing insurers in complex coverage disputes, extra-contractual claims and litigation concerning life insurance, annuities, business property and commercial general liability policies, builder’s risk policies, hurricane and catastrophe claims, and business interruption coverages. 
 
Mr. Braunstein has also represented real estate and mortgage service providers, construction contractors, private global defense contractors, investment and financial service advisors, bank depositors, and businesses engaged in international shipping and commerce. 
 
Mr. Braunstein has successfully litigated hundreds of individual and/or class action contract, tort and statutory claims on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout California and beyond, including trials and appeals, and in matters set for arbitration before FINRA. 
 
Each year since 2009, Mr. Braunstein has been recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a business litigation "Rising Star," an exclusive designation awarded to only 2.5% of qualified attorneys. In 2015, Legal 500 recognized Mr. Braunstein for his “buoyant healthcare benefits litigation practice.” 
 
Mr. Braunstein serves as Chair Elect for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Tort & Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) Life Insurance Committee, and as Vice Chair for the ABA TIPS Section Employee Benefits Committee.
 
Mr. Braunstein is a leader in his community. The 2015 recipient of Seyfarth’s Inspirational Leader Award, Mr. Braunstein leads the San Francisco office's participation in Food From the Bar, a joint collaboration between the Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank to fight hunger and feed low-income seniors, children, and working poor families. Mr. Braunstein also serves on the Executive Committee for San Francisco’s Light the Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
 
Mr. Braunstein is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Health Law, and ERISA Benefits Litigation Practice Groups, as well as the firm’s Health Care Fraud and Provider Billing Litigation Specialty Team. Mr. Braunstein advises and represents clients in the healthcare, insurance, employee benefits, financial services, real estate, construction, and global defense industries.
 
Mr. Braunstein has niche expertise representing welfare benefit plans and other payors in healthcare reimbursement and provider billing litigation under ERISA, RICO and state law, with a particular emphasis on “fraud, waste, and abuse” litigation. 
 
Mr. Braunstein also has substantial expertise representing insurers in complex coverage disputes, extra-contractual claims and litigation concerning life insurance, annuities, business property and commercial general liability policies, builder’s risk policies, hurricane and catastrophe claims, and business interruption coverages. 
 
Mr. Braunstein has also represented real estate and mortgage service providers, construction contractors, private global defense contractors, investment and financial service advisors, bank depositors, and businesses engaged in international shipping and commerce. 
 
Mr. Braunstein has successfully litigated hundreds of individual and/or class action contract, tort and statutory claims on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout California and beyond, including trials and appeals, and in matters set for arbitration before FINRA. 
 
Each year since 2009, Mr. Braunstein has been recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers as a business litigation "Rising Star," an exclusive designation awarded to only 2.5% of qualified attorneys. In 2015, Legal 500 recognized Mr. Braunstein for his “buoyant healthcare benefits litigation practice.” 
 
Mr. Braunstein serves as Chair Elect for the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Tort & Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) Life Insurance Committee, and as Vice Chair for the ABA TIPS Section Employee Benefits Committee.
 
Mr. Braunstein is a leader in his community. The 2015 recipient of Seyfarth’s Inspirational Leader Award, Mr. Braunstein leads the San Francisco office's participation in Food From the Bar, a joint collaboration between the Bar Association of San Francisco and the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank to fight hunger and feed low-income seniors, children, and working poor families. Mr. Braunstein also serves on the Executive Committee for San Francisco’s Light the Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
 

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law (2003)
    King Hall Pro Bono Certificate
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (2000)

Admissions

  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
  • Supreme Court of California, including all State of California trial and appellate courts

Affiliations

  • California Bar Association, Litigation Committee
  • San Francisco Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Litigation, Insurance Coverage, and Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Committees
  • American Bar Association
     

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