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Jeffrey M. Brenner

Education

  • Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, Dean's List, 2012) Temple Law Review, Lead Articles Editor (2011-2012; Staff Member (2010-2011); Robert E. Lamberton Award (2012), Graduating with highest grade in Constitutional Law
  • Pennsylvania State University (B.A. in American Studies, Dean's List, 2005) Vice President, American Studies Club; Study Abroad Programs: Barcelona, Spain (2002); Prague, Czech Republic (2003)

Bar Memberships

  • New Jersey, 2012
  • Pennsylvania, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 2017

Affiliations

  • American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
  • National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)

 

Jeffrey M. Brenner

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 587-1133

(610) 334-4817 Mobile

(215) 320-4883 Fax

jbrenner@postschell.com

Jeffrey M. Brenner is an Associate In the Firm's Insurance Law Department and represents national and regional insurers in life and disability insurance in the ERISA context as well as novel annuity and structured settlement disputes. His ERISA litigation practice focuses on defending matters involving sophisticated preemption issues; fiduciary issues; fiduciary misrepresentation claims; prohibited transactions; Section 510 cases; benefit claims and challenges to health plans.

Mr. Brenner has extensive experience in the areas of annuities and structured settlement litigation. This experience includes representing national insurers in litigation where “factoring companies” attempt to purchase or transfer structured settlement payment rights stemming from annuities or reinsurance agreements. This litigation often focuses on opposition to the attempted sale or transfer of these payments on the grounds that these transactions violate state structured settlement protection acts (SSPA) or Workers’ Compensation statutes, anti-assignment provisions, implicate minors, or are premised on misrepresentation or fraud. Additionally, Mr. Brenner works extensively with Post & Schell’s Regulatory and Tax Controversy groups to counsel insurers on the novel regulatory and tax issues implicated in such litigation.

As coverage counsel, he is actively involved in the consulting and litigation of complex coverage and bad faith disputes involving all commercial lines, including commercial general liability (CGL), commercial crime, commercial property, business owner’s policies (BOP), errors and omissions (E&O), and employer’s liability (EL) policies. He has served Post & Schell's insurance clients in over forty states, including: California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, with a full spectrum of complex coverage consulting services, including coverage opinions, reservation of rights and denial letters, examinations under oath (EUO), rescission, interpleader, and declaratory judgment actions. Additionally, he routinely handles insurance bad faith litigation, agent-broker disputes, and causes of action filed under Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Law (UTPCPL).

Prior to Joining Post & Schell, Mr. Brenner was an Associate with a Philadelphia-based insurance firm where he compiled First Chair trial experience. Mr. Brenner routinely serves as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Brenner was selected for inclusion in the 2015 - 2017 editions of Philadelphia Magazine’s "Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Rising Stars," a listing of the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth who are 40 or younger or have been practicing for less than 10 years.