2019 General Liability Program Defense Counsel Recruitment

Extended Deadline!

The University of California Office of the General Counsel in partnership with the Office of Risk Services, General Liability Program, is conducting a Request for Proposals to select a limited number of preferred outside law firms to represent the University and its employees in litigation under its General Liability Program.  General liability claims exposure is covered by the University’s General Liability Self-Insurance Program and typically involves third-party lawsuits alleging personal injuries (auto accidents, slip and fall, etc.), non-employee discrimination and harassment, ADA violations, libel, slander and invasion of privacy, appellate work and claims involving sexual violence/harassment/Title IX.  This recruitment does not include employment, medical malpractice or professional liability-related lawsuits or police misconduct.
The purpose of this recruitment is to secure high-quality, cost-effective legal services from qualified law firms and attorneys who would be available for retention and assignment for individual claims and legal actions at the University’s ten campuses and its medical centers at the Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco campuses, as well as the medical school at the Riverside campus. Please see the attached RFP document for full details. 

Interested law firms may apply by using the application available below.  The deadline for submission of the completed application has been extended to October 21, 2019.

RFP Announcement and Application for Panel Recruitment