Lorelei Craig is an associate with the firm’s health care and litigation practice groups. Her health care practice includes employment, business, and regulatory advice and litigation for health care entities, providers and insurers. Her practice regularly involves advising clients on federal and state health care and insurance related laws, including HIPAA, ERISA, and the Affordable Care Act.
Lorelei’s litigation practice emphasizes defense of entities and individuals at the federal and state trial court level in the areas of employment claims, commercial transactions, and intellectual property.
Prior to joining HLGR, Lorelei was a senior litigation associate at the San Francisco location of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP. There, she served clients in business disputes, complex litigation and class actions with an emphasis on health care, financial services and technology litigation. Previously, she was with Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, in San Francisco and New York City, where she worked with their litigation and insurance teams as an associate attorney.
Lorelei graduated from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as a research assistant and senior editor for The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. She was also a member of the International Law Society and Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Lorelei obtained her B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004.
Lorelei is a member of the Oregon, California and New York State Bars and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the Northern District of California, the Central District of California and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Lorelei is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers, the Health Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, the Lane County Bar Association, the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association, and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.
San Francisco, California, 2015
Key member of litigation team representing client in AAA Arbitration resulting in complete defense verdict in suit involving acquisition of sub-prime mortgages and seeking over $27 million in damages.
Wuxi Luoshe Printing & Dyeing Co. v. Standard Fiber Inc.
California Superior Court, County of San Mateo, 2013
Key member of litigation team representing international client Wuxi Luoshe Printing & Dyeing Co. in suit involving claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty relating to textile business that resulted in $26 million judgment plus interest for Wuxi Luoshe, generating a $72 million recovery.
People v. WellPoint, Inc.; Jennifer W. Horton and Thomas Jones, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated v. WellPoint Inc. et al.
California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, 2011
Key member of litigation team representing client WellPoint, Inc. in related cases involving representative action filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney seeking over $1 billion in fines and restitution and class action lawsuit alleging claims for violations of the California Unfair Competition Act based on the health plan’s rescission of member policies. Cases were settled on favorable terms.
Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. v. Actelion Ltd.
California Superior Court, County of San Mateo, 2011
Key member of litigation team representing client Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation in suit involving claims of interference of contract and breach of confidentiality relating to pharmaceutical product that resulted in $415 million judgment for Asahi Kasei after three-month jury trial that was upheld on appeal, generating a $523 million recovery.