Joseph David Trujillo


San Francisco

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Joseph Trujillo is an associate in the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.  He focuses his practice on the representation of corporate clients and individuals in state and federal courts in various civil matters, including contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation claims, securities enforcement actions, and insurance-related claims. 

Since joining the firm, Joseph has made pro bono service an integral part of his ethic as an Orrick lawyer. His pro bono representations range from housing disputes in San Francisco to broader actions before the federal courts.

As a law student, Joseph competed in Stanford Law's 2014-2015 Marion Rice Kirkwood Moot Court competition, served as the president of the Youth and Education Advocates at Stanford Law School, was a member of the Stanford Law Latino Student Association (SLLSA), and regularly volunteered with the Catholic chaplaincy at the Stanford Hospital.

Joseph enjoys hiking, playing sports, and his home state of California.


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Five Coverage Tips from Recent E-mail Scam Insurance Decisions

The number of decisions considering claims for insurance coverage resulting from Business Email Compromise (“BEC”) scams has been increasing, providing policyholders with some hope, and some clarity, in this muddy area.  (Here and here).

Policyholders got a recent win when a federal court in New York found in Medidata Solutions, Inc. that a data-services provider’s commercial crime policy covered an almost $5 million loss suffered as a result of a BEC scam.  The Court in Medidata found coverage under the insured’s computer fraud and funds transfer rider, reasoning that “fraudulent access to a computer system” extends to email spoofing.  Parting company with the Fifth Circuit in Apache , the Court in Medidata recognized that such spoofing can be a legal cause of the insured’s loss.  And even though an authorized employee willingly initiated the transfer, the funds were not transferred with Medidata’s “knowledge or consent.”

Despite recent wins, there remains enough uncertainty in the coverage landscape (here and here) that we suspect insurers will continue their full-on fight against coverage for these losses.  To help policyholders prepare for battle, here are five things you can do NOW to maximize insurance coverage for losses from a BEC scam. READ MORE