Carol A. Treasure is an associate in the San Francisco office of Manning & Kass, where she practices in the Real Estate and Professional Liability Teams.
Ms. Treasure has extensive litigation experience in many areas of practice, including healthcare law, medical malpractice, employment and labor law, personal injury, torts, and contractual disputes. In the managed care context, Ms. Treasure has tremendous experience defending bad faith claims against health care service plans and HMOs based on ERISA preemption. She has won dismissals and summary judgments for health care organizations, hospitals and medical providers and worked on high profile drug and pharmaceutical product litigation including the Fen-Phen and Accutane Litigation as well as other matters spawned by the Neurontin Litigation. In addition to her arbitration and trial experience Ms. Treasure has argued numerous motions in state and federal court. She has helped to develop and implement litigation plans and strategies for large exposure cases and effectively use experts to assist in litigation defense.
Prior to joining Manning & Kass, Ms. Treasure worked as a civil litigator, and brings a rich and diverse background which compliments her broad-based litigation practice. Before becoming a lawyer, she obtained a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and worked as a college professor, in addition to being a registered nurse and elementary school teacher. While attending Golden Gate University Law School, Ms. Treasure served as law clerk at the Alameda Public Defender’s Office as well as a summer judicial intern under Justice Timothy Reardon in the First District Court of Appeals in California. During her studies, Ms. Treasure also had the notable distinction of being selected to argue a copyright infringement case before California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar.