Michael S. Little is a partner in the law firm of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. He specializes in the areas of insurance coverage / bad faith litigation, cyber law, data breach notification, privacy, contract interpretation, employment matters, and general business litigation.
Mr. Little’s background includes positions in corporate, insurance and law firm settings where he worked with a wide array of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, real estate developers, global insurance companies, transportation companies, public utilities, retailers, museums, technology conglomerates, aerospace corporations, national restauranteurs, film/music/television companies, and theme parks.
Among his diverse areas of practice, Mr. Little has handled substantial and complex commercial litigation matters, including multi-party insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, litigation arising from catastrophic loss, cyber law, data breach notification and response, multi-unit real estate development disputes, multi-party commercial litigation, environmental toxic tort litigation, professional malpractice, construction defect litigation, wrongful termination, and workplace discrimination matters. Mr. Little is also well-versed in the protections afforded by various forms of insurance, including commercial general liability, cyber liability, errors and omissions, professional liability, directors and officers, and employment practices liability coverage.
Mr. Little is a seasoned litigator and litigation strategist. He maintains membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the California Building Industry Association, and DRI. Mr. Little is a member of the inaugural class of the Litigation Management Institute of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance. Mr. Little also served as a Board Member of the Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita.
Mr. Little is a frequent author and panelist regarding insurance law, cyber liability, employment law and business litigation. Among his articles and publications, Mr. Little is the co-author of California’s Insurance Claims Handling Guide published by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.