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Elizabeth K. Green

Partner

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.

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Education

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

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

  • Co-Presenter, " How to Fight for Insurance Coverage," NAMI Greater Los Angeles County, March 10, 2022

  • Co-Presenter: " Navigation Mental Health Insurance With Kantor & Kantor, LLP". NAMI California Townhall, February 8, 2022

  • Co-Panelist, “Shedding the Light on Employer Responsibility Under MHPAEA,” ABA Employee Benefits Committee, January 20, 2022

  • Presenter, "Navigating Mental Health Insurance Claims and Appeals During a Pandemic", International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, March 18, 2021

  • Co-Presenter: "Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorder Treatment" The University of Southern California Gold School of Law, February 25, 2020

  • Co-Presenter: Kantor & Kantor Webinar - "Obtaining Explant Insurance Coverage" 

Publications