Attorneys

Jennifer Yu Sacro

Summary

Jennifer Yu Sacro is a partner at Palmer, Lombardi & Donohue LLP. Ms. Sacro’s business practice focuses on general and complex litigation in state and federal courts. Ms. Sacro’s practice areas include commercial contracts, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, commercial real estate, unfair competition (UCL) and business practices, Proposition 65 litigation matters and class actions. She has represented businesses in the insurance, real estate, food and beverage, franchise, healthcare and entertainment industries, serving as liaison counsel in various multi-plaintiff, multi-defendant actions. Ms. Sacro has tried and arbitrated various cases, most recently serving as first chair in a trial involving contractual and legal malpractice claims. She is also experienced in corporate law, and has advised corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies on corporate governance matters.

Ms. Sacro is admitted to practice before all California state courts, as well as before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California. Ms. Sacro is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate as a broker.

Education

Ms. Sacro earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a member of the Moot Court Honors Program. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was on the dean’s list.

Professional Activities

Ms. Sacro is a board member for the Philippine American Bar Association. She previously served as Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Vice Chair for the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.

Articles & Publications

  • “Does an Insurer Have a Duty to Assist the Insured in UM Litigation?” LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis (co-authored with William T. Barker) (2011)
  • “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage,” § 6.02, New Appleman Insurance Bad Faith Litigation, Second Edition (William T. Barker & Ronald D. Kent, ed.) (2010)
  • “Proposition 65 And Food, You Have Now Been Warned,” ABA Business Law Today (May/June 2009)
  • “We Like Our Potatoes Cooked—Why The Effects Of Carcinogens At Trace Levels May Be Overstated,” ABA Products Liability Website (2008)
Representative Matters

  • Soco West, Inc. v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., et al. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No., BC 361135 (2008).
  • State of California v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London, et al. Riverside County Superior Court, Case No. 239784 (2005).
  • Lockheed Corp v. Continental Ins. Co., 134 Cal. App. 4th 187 (2005).
  • Block v. Golden Eagle Ins. Corp., 121 Cal. App. 4th 186 (2004).
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