Kimberly Klinsport is the Litigation Office Chair of both the Los Angeles and San Diego offices. She is an experienced litigator with wide-ranging experience litigating complex contractual and commercial disputes across the United States. She frequently represents companies in the healthcare and insurance industries as well as companies with licensing and copyright issues. Kimberly has successfully represented Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies in all phases of commercial disputes, ranging from pre-litigation dispute resolution, trials, arbitrations and appeals.
Kimberly has extensive experience litigating a wide range of cutting edge healthcare disputes, including provider-payor payment claims, coverage actions, ERISA litigation and other issues related to the reasonable and customary value of service charges. She frequently counsels and represents clients on disputes relating to recoupment and medical necessity claims, and represents counties in administrative hearings before the California Department of Health Care Services.
In the insurance industry, Kimberly represents clients with respect to complex insurance brokerage and agency litigation. In addition to her experience leading bad faith litigation matters, Kimberly has particular expertise in coverage issues involving cyber and data privacy, director and officer liability, construction projects, additional insureds and policies with multiple insurers on the risk.
Kimberly’s complex commercial expertise includes the successful resolution of disputes relating to contract termination and performance across a wide variety of industries including food and beverage, services, manufacturing and healthcare. Kimberly’s practice in these areas is particularly focused on fraud, payment disputes and the scope of fiduciary duties. She also regularly provides advice and counsel to companies litigating copyright, trademark and licensing disputes.
Kimberly has been selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars lists (2013–2018).
Kimberly earned her law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D., 2008) where she was a note & comment editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. During law school, she served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Gary A. Feess, U.S. District Court Judge. Kimberly is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A., 2005) where she majored in psychology with a minor in law and society and was honored with the Order of Troy award.
Kimberly is an active member of her community and committed to providing pro bono legal services. She served as an executive board member of the Associates Advisory Board for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) from 2010 – 2018 and had the honor of serving as chair of the board from 2016 – 2018. In addition to providing pro bono legal services through LAFLA and the Inner City Law Center, Kimberly has provided pro bono legal services to veterans and adoptive parents in adoption proceedings. She has also handled multiple sensitive guardianship proceedings for a client with special needs and a transgender youth.
Kimberly’s publications include a piece about the importance of volunteering with local boards and community organizations published in the September, 2014 issue of Los Angeles Lawyer, several pieces written for Sedgwick’s Insurance Law Update and “California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006: Meaningfully Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions or Merely a Set of Empty Promises?” Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review (2007).
Admissions & Certifications
Kimberly is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in California as well as all state courts in Texas. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential, a global gold standard and key industry benchmark accredited by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).