Cassandra S. Franklin
Mediator, Arbitrator, Neutral Evaluator ~ Complex Insurance Coverage Matters
Cassandra Franklin is a JAMS neutral with extensive experience on both the carrier and policyholder sides of complex insurance coverage matters. Cassandra served for almost 6 years as Managing Attorney-Claims Coverage Counsel at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, where she led a team of experienced coverage attorneys, in addition to handling her own matters. Prior to joining Allianz, Cassandra spent almost 14 years representing policyholders in diverse lines of business.
In her years of experience in the insurance coverage arena, Cassandra provided strategic legal counsel, with an eye toward pragmatic resolution of both litigated and non-litigated disputes. Cassandra’s matters involved a wide range of insurance issues and products, including commercial general liability, errors and omissions, entertainment, media liability and intellectual property coverage, among others. She has also spoken and written extensively on a variety of insurance coverage topics.
Earlier in her career, Cassandra served as litigation counsel for clients involved in commercial and entertainment disputes. She also served as a member of UCLA Law School's clinical faculty for a number of years and began her legal career as a law clerk to Otto M. Kaus and Edward A. Panelli, then associate justices on the California Supreme Court. In her spare time, Cassandra enjoys travel, reading, yoga, and hiking with her dogs.