A trusted adviser and litigator who also has 20 years’ experience serving as outside general counsel for a design/build entertainment systems firm, Janice is highly experienced in analyzing complex liability, damages, and insurance coverage issues, managing outside counsel to budget, proactively addressing HR issues, handling business negotiations, drafting business-related contracts, and advocating on her clients' behalf. Her background also includes serving as trial and appellate counsel in insurance coverage and commercial litigation.
Janice's strengths include building strong internal and external relationships, simplifying complex buckets of information into digestible formats, and developing cost-effective solutions for complicated problems.
In her spare time, she serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations -- Saint Vincent's Day Home (where she co-chairs the long term fundraising committee) and the Educational Foundation of Orinda (where she also serves as an Executive Board member and Corporate Secretary) -- while maintaining an active membership in the Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley and attending all of her son's lacrosse games.
Licensed since 1986
I endorse this lawyer. It's always nice to know a lawyer who really understands insurance law. After reviewing Ms. Hugener's very comprehensive and on point answers on Avvo, I will certainly be referring cases to her office in the future.
Hillary Johns Family Attorney
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|Shareholder||The Hugener Law Group PC||2011 - Present|
|Partner, D&O Liability & Insurance Practice Groups||Tucker Ellis & West, LLP||2003 - 2011|
|Counsel & Sr Assoc, D&O Liability & Ins Practice Groups||Arter & Hadden LLP||1998 - 2003|
|Associate, D&O Coverages & Insurance Practices||Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold, LLP||1994 - 1998|
|General Counsel||Thomas Gregor Associates||1986 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Pro Bono Military Project||Volunteer Attorney||2012 - Present|
|Educational Foundation of Orinda||Board Member & Corporate Secretary||2011 - Present|
|Saint Vincent's Day Home||Board Member & Co-Chair of Second Century Committee||2011 - Present|
|Kiwanis Club of Moraga Valley||Member, Budget Committee||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member, Cyberspace & Nonprofit Org. Committees||2011 - Present|
|King Harbor Yacht Club||Member & Insurance Chair (2005-09)||2005 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Litigation Section||Member & Co-Chair Bus & Prac Dev Subcom (2010-12)||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section||Member & Vice Chair, Professionals, D&O Liab. Committee||1998 - Present|
|Professional Liability Underwriters Society||Member||1998 - Present|
|Unified Western Grocers, Inc. v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., 457 F.3d 1106 (9th Cir. 2006)||Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of professional liability insurer in declaratory relief-bad faith litigation involving allocation of Loss, leading to a heavily discounted settlement on terms favorable to the insurer.|
|TIG Ins. Co. of Michigan v. Homestore, Inc., 137 Cal. App. 4th 749 (2006)||Obtained summary judgment in favor of professional liability insurer|
|Salt Lake Toyota Dealers Ass'n v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co., 2006 WL 1547996 (D. Utah Jun. 6, 2006)||Obtained summary judgment in favor of professional liability insurer in coverage litigation involving late notice and the contested application of the notice-prejudice rule to a claims made policies in a case of first impressions.|
|Annual Review of Intellectual Property Law Developments 2011||Ch. 4 - Copyright (Contributing Author)||2012|
|"Concussion In Amateur Sports" presentation at American Bar Association Business Law Annual Meeting||Advising An Amateur Sports Team Parent Board: The Top Five Things You Need To Know About Insurance||2012|
|American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal||Recent Developments in Excess Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance & Reinsurance Law (Co-Author)||2007|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|Loyola Marymount Univ||Studio Arts||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting (Chicago, Aug. 3-5, 2012)||Panelist, Insuring For Cyber Threats: Everything A Business Lawyer Needs To Know (But May Be Afraid To Ask)||2012|