Elizabeth K. Green
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Elizabeth K. Green

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Elizabeth K. Green is a partner with Kantor & Kantor who joined the firm at its inception in 2004. Elizabeth represents individual clients seeking health benefits pursuant to ERISA benefit plans. She has developed a specific focus on mental health benefits and particularly the protections provided by federal and state mental health parity laws. Elizabeth enjoys the unique challenges of ERISA and health law and being an effective advocate for her clients.

Elizabeth’s legal career has focused on representing individuals to obtain insurance benefits. Elizabeth has also represented individuals seeking long term care, disability, and life insurance benefits at Kantor & Kantor. Following law school, Elizabeth represented insureds to obtain homeowners’ insurance benefits at Quisenberry & Kabateck LLP.

Elizabeth was born in Illinois, raised in Southern California, and lives in Glendale with her husband and their three children. On weekends, she enjoys running the trails in Griffith Park and watching her kids’ soccer games.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, American University, Washington College of Law, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, English and Women Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1994

Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Publications

Notable Decisions

  • Bowen v. Consolidated Elec. Distributors, Inc. Employee Welfare Ben., 461 F.Supp.2d 1179 (C.D. Cal. 2006)
  • Walker v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2008 WL 426068 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Walker v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 585 F.Supp.2d 1167 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Rodden v. Jefferson Pilot Financial Ins. Co., 2008 WL 5422890 (N.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Novick v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am., 570 F. Supp. 2d 1207, 1211 (C.D. Cal. 2008)
  • Hajjar v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas, 2009 WL2902482 (C.D. Cal. 2009)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 449 Fed.Appx. 646 (9th Cir. 2011)
  • Dine v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6131312 (C.D. Cal. 2011)
  • Harlick v. Blue Shield of California, 686 F.3d 699, 703 (9th Cir. 2012) cert. denied, 133 S. Ct. 1492, 185 L. Ed. 2d 547 (U.S. 2013)
  • Jennifer A. v. United Healthcare Ins. Co., 2012 WL 762071 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2012)
  • Lukas v. United Behavioral Health, 2013 WL 223111 (9th Cir. 2013)
  • Lauren B. v. Baxter Int’l Inc. & Subsidiaries Welfare Ben. Plan for Active Employees, 298 F.R.D. 571 (N.D. Ill. 2014)
  • Noah U. v. Trib. Co. Med. Plan, 138 F. Supp. 3d 1134 (C.D. Cal. 2015)
  • V. v. Health Care Serv. Corp., 2016 WL 4765709 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 13, 2016)
  • Munnelly v. Fordham Univ. Fac., 316 F. Supp. 3d 714 (S.D.N.Y. 2018)
  • S.B. v. Oxford Health Ins., Inc., 419 F. Supp. 3d 344 (D. Conn. 2019)
  • Jessica U. v. Health Care Serv. Corp., 2020 WL 6504437 (D. Mont. Nov. 5, 2020)
  • Jamie F. v. UnitedHealthcare Ins. Co., 474 F. Supp. 3d 1052 (N.D. Cal. 2020)
  • Doe v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, 492 F. Supp. 3d 970 (D. Ariz. 2020)

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