JEAN L. BERTRAND
JEAN L. BERTRAND, Schiff Hardin, San Francisco, is a well-regarded strategic litigator and seasoned trial lawyer. Her 35 years of experience includes dozens of jury trials, several arbitrations, and multiple appellate arguments. As an archrival once said, “Jean knows her way around a courtroom.”
As a litigator, Jean is always looking for the winning solution. Jean focuses her practice primarily on commercial litigation, real estate litigation, and toxic torts, drawing on her substantial trial and appellate experience to help her clients achieve successful outcomes. Extensively experienced in the administration of complex litigation, Jean’s clients benefit from her emphasis on cost-containment techniques.
Jean’s enviable record of wins ranges from defenses of asbestos product liability cases to prosecuting numerous insurance coverage cases. She has also helped clients recover millions of dollars in the settlement of cases involving frauds against lenders.
A founding attorney and former managing partner of Morgenstein & Jubelirer, Jean joined Schiff Hardin in 2007, when the two firms combined. Jean received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
JEAN-PAUL CART, Schiff Hardin, San Francisco, represents clients in complex business litigation matters in all varieties of business torts and commercial disputes, including consumer class actions, trademark infringement, securities fraud and derivative class actions, licensing and contract actions, insurance disputes, privacy litigation and other related commercial litigation. He also provides pre-litigation risk analysis and counseling to clients involved in complicated transactions.
Whether working to avoid litigation or preparing for trial, Jean-Paul approaches every matter from a strategic angle with his client’s business goals in sharp focus. Jean-Paul’s experience covers all aspects of litigation, from declaratory relief actions to nine-figure demands. He is regularly called upon to quickly learn new industries and areas of law, and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Jean-Paul was a member of the business trial and litigation practice of an international law firm. He received his J.D., from the University of California - Berkeley - School of Law.