Melissa K. Eaves specializes in complex civil litigation, false claims act litigation and appellate work. She has more than 20 years experience with a focus on reinsurance and insurance insolvency litigation. She has worked on the Mission Insurance Group and Executive Life Insurance Company insolvencies and was primarily responsible for negotiating and documenting over 500 reinsurance commutations and settlements with reinsurers worldwide, representing recoveries in excess of $1.3 billion. Ms. Eaves also has substantial experience in both state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court, enforcing judgments abroad, and supervision of domestic and foreign outside counsel.
Quackenbush v. Allstate Ins. Co., 517 U.S. 706 (1996).
Quackenbush v. Allstate Ins. Co., 121 F.3d 1371 (1997).
Quackenbush v. Mission Ins. Co., 62 Cal. App. 4th 797 (1998).
Quackenbush v. Mission Ins. Co., 46 Cal. 4th 458 (1996).
In re Mission Ins. Co. (Imperial), 41 Cal. App. 4th 828 (1995).
Sunburst Bank, N.A. v. Executive Life Ins. Co., 24 Cal. App. 4th 1156 (1994).
Prudential Ins. Co. v. Garamendi, 3 Cal. 4th 1118 (1992).
California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan v. Garamendi, 232 Cal. App. 3d (1991).
Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, 1985, University of California, Los Angeles, BA, 1982.