Caroline Ford

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2003

B.A., International Relations, University of Southern California, 1997

Admissions

California, 2004

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Languages

Spanish

Profile

Caroline Hurtado Ford is a counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in the Orange County office of Haynes and Boone. Her practice focuses on the enforcement of rights and claims under insurance policies on behalf of corporate and public entity policyholders. Her extensive background and experience in corporate management gives her special insight into her clients' challenges and need for value-oriented strategies for solving business and risk allocation problems through insurance.

Before beginning her legal career, Caroline worked as operations manager for an international distribution corporation. Her personal involvement in handling complex business transactions with large corporations gave her an ability to perceive the practical needs of corporate clients that she now uses to recommend cost-effective solutions to insurance recovery problems.

Professional Recognition

  • Named a "Top 40 under 40" by the Pacific Coast Business Times, The Business Times Legacy Publishing Division, 2007.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Shrunken Chickens, Neck Flanges, Pill Mills & Bacteria: New Cases Shed Light on Perennially Difficult Issues in Products-Related Coverage,” panelist, Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, March 4, 2017
  • "Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Litigation: Pushing the Limits - Asserting or Defending Against Implied Waiver of the Privilege," speaker, Strafford Publications, Ventura, CA, March 5, 2014.
  • "Allocation Clauses: Hidden Exclusions," author, Enforce, April 1, 2013.
  • "Asserting or Defending Against Implied Waiver of the Privilege," speaker, Strafford Publications Attorney-Client Privilege in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Webinar, Ventura, CA, March 12, 2013.
  • "Risk Management Strategies for Captive Lenders in a Financial Crisis," author, Enforce, September 5, 2012.
  • "Don’t Get Robbed of Your Fidelity Coverage," author, Enforce, May 26, 2011.
  • "Don't Get Robbed of Your Fidelity Coverage," author,  Policyholder Advisor & Alert, August 26, 2010.
  • "Is The Attorney-Client Privilege Bulletproof When Insurance Companies Use It To Disguise Bad Faith Claim-Handling?," author, Enforce, April 1, 2010; Corporate Counsel, March 2, 2010.
  • "Insurance for Lawyers: Are You Covered?," author, Enforce, June 1, 2009.
  • "Insurance Broker Malpractice: Pitfalls Arising Out Of The Broker-Client Relationship," author, Enforce, June 1, 2009.
  • "Fiscal Policies as Decisive Solutions for Troubled Economies: Differing Legislative Enactments in Argentina and Ecuador," author, Loy.L.A. Int'l & Com. L. Rev. 391, January 1, 2002.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Past Member, Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County.
  • State Bar of California
  • American Bar Association
  • Ventura County Professional Women's Network
  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association

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