Ann-Martha Andrews

Shareholder || Phoenix

Ann-Martha Andrews is a shareholder in the Phoenix office of Ogletree Deakins.  She practices insurance coverage and bad faith litigation in state and federal courts throughout the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.  Her particular expertise is employee benefits litigation, including life, health, and disability insurance, and she has represented numerous major insurers in this field.  Ms. Andrews regularly counsels and defends clients on both ERISA and non-ERISA matters, including institutional, “pattern and practice” bad faith cases.  She also regularly litigates complex rescission matters. 

Ms. Andrews is actively involved in DRI’s Life, Health, and Disability Committee. She currently serves as Co-Editor of DRI’s ERISA Report.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1989
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Maryland College Park, 1986

Admittance to Practice

  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas

Professional Activities

  • Defense Research Institute, Life Health and Disability Committee
  • Defense Research Institute, Co-Editor, ERISA Report

Speeches

  • Definitive Disability Conference 2 - "Rescinding a Disability Policy Avoiding Traps and Getting It Right" - Boston - October 2015
  • DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar - "Recurring Discovery Issues in Non-ERISA Claims Litigation" - Washington - April 2015
  • DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar - "Rescission Vision: The Modern Day Rescission Waterfront" - Chicago - April 2013
  • DRI Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims Seminar - "Tribal Nations and Other ERISA Exempt Organizations" - San Francisco - April 2008
  • May 2017 - ERISA Report - "Know Your Limits"
  • August 2016 - ERISA Report - "Possible Changes to ERISA Disability Claim 'Review and Response Rights"
  • October 2015 - Definitive Disability Conference 2 - "Rescinding a Disability Policy Avoiding Traps and Getting It Right"
  • May 2015 - ERISA Report - "Recent Developments in Applying the ‘Governmental Plan’ Exemption"
  • April 2015 - DRI Defense Practice Seminar Course Materials - "Recurring Discovery Issues in Non-ERISA Claims Litigation"
  • 2015 - ABA Publishing, (2nd ed.) - "Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey"
  • August 2014 - ERISA Report - "The Futility Exception to the Exhaustion Doctrine - Factors to Consider When Suite Includes an Unexhausted LTD Claim and a Ripe STD Claim"
  • January 2014 - ERISA Report - "Complete Versus Conflict Preemption In ERISA Cases"
  • Summer 2013 - Life, Health & Disability News - "Rescission: Common Procedural Pitfalls"
  • April 2013 - DRI Defense Practice Seminar Course Materials - "Common and Evolving Attacks on Policy Rescission"
  • April 2013 - ERISA Report - "Reimbursement for LTD Overpayments Questionable in the Ninth Circuit"
  • Fall 2012 - Life, Health & Disability News - "Material Changes in Health Between Life Insurance Application and Policy Delivery"
  • July 2011 - For the Defense - "ERISA Claims and Tribal Plans"
  • 2011 - DRI Removal Deskbook -- Getting Your Case To Federal Court - "Remand Chapter"
  • September 2009 - For the Defense - "Federal Abstention and Declaratory Judgment Actions"
  • 2009 - ABA Publishing - "Misrepresentation in the Life, Health, and Disability Insurance Application Process: A National Survey"
  • October 5, 2017 - Law360 - "Ogletree Deakins Boosts Presence In West With 3 Attys"
  • The Best Lawyers in America – Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. – Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation (2012-2016); Insurance Law (2019)
  • Martindale-Hubbell – “AV/Preeminent Attorney” Rating