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Bullivant Houser Bailey PC Announces New Practice Group Leader for the Insurance Law Group

06.27.19 | NEWS

By Irina Belova
Director of Marketing & Business Development, 503.499.4481

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, a nationally recognized law firm with offices in Washington, Oregon, and California, has appointed Samuel H. Ruby of the San Francisco, CA office as the new firm-wide Practice Group Leader for the Insurance Law Group. Sam replaces Matt Sekits, who was elected to the Bullivant’s Board of Directors earlier this year. Matt served as the Insurance Law Group Practice Group Leader since April 2015.

“We are delighted that Sam Ruby has accepted this leadership position,” said Loren Podwill, firm’s President. “We are confident that he will continue our history of strong leadership in the Insurance Law Practice Group and will ensure continued strength in addressing the needs and interests of our clients. We also would like to thank Matt Sekits for his thoughtful leadership during his tenure as the Practice Group Leader and dedication to the firm. We are grateful for the time and energy he has invested in firm leadership and management.”

Sam serves as the Shareholder-in-Charge for the San Francisco office and advises and defends national and international insurers in connection with complex property, liability, and marine insurance claims. He has defended multi-million-dollar lawsuits for declaratory relief, breach of contract, and bad faith. Sam also provides coverage opinions and represents insurers at appraisals and examinations under oath. Sam is an associate member of the Loss Executives Association (LEA) and serves as Bullivant’s lead delegate to the annual PICG Conference in London.

About Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC represents clients nationwide who rely upon our success as trial lawyers, our practical business advice and our expertise in insurance coverage. While we practice out of offices in the western U.S., our reputation is respected nationally, where we have managed client needs across many jurisdictions. Our clients tell us that our legal talents are matched by the service we provide them. Learn more at

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