Claudia M. Morehead, Esq.
Claudia M. Morehead is a California corporate attorney and advisor with close to 30 years of experience assisting companies, businesses and organizations in the for profit and nonprofit sectors accomplish their goals in a creative and cost effective manner. She represents a wide array of clients, ranging from large multi-national corporations to small family owned businesses. Most recently she has developed a vibrant nonprofit practice which includes clients that are emerging megachurches and educational institutions in Southern California as well as private foundations, associations, and other tax exempt organizations.
Ms. Morehead spent fourteen years in New York City serving for 2 years as counsel to Scor Reinsurance Company and for 7 years counsel to Munich American Reinsurance Company. In 1996 she became the general counsel of the CORE Group, a start-up group of five insurance and reinsurance companies funded by GE Capital and Employers Reinsurance Company. In 1999 she relocated to Southern California where she first joined Bryan Cave LLP and later the Los Angeles office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. In 2007 she joined the Costa Mesa office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP as a partner. In April 2009 Ms. Morehead left the large firm environment to open her own firm in Newport Beach.
Ms. Morehead's practice focuses on five primary practice areas: Churches and Other Nonprofit Organizations; For Profit Corporations and Businesses;Reinsurance & Insurance Coverage; Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation; and Labor and Employment Law. Her broad experience in the reinsurance industry, where her responsibilities included structuring reinsurance transactions, drafting reinsurance contracts and providing counsel to the claims, marketing and human resources departments, has given her unique insight into all aspects of business law. From business plans, to corporate reorganizations, to employment litigation, she is ready to ensure your success. In addition, the Morehead Firm has several ongoing “Of Counsel” relationships with lawyers who provide special expertise to the firm in the areas of tax, real estate and litigation.