Ysabelle represents insurers in connection with coverage issues and disputes and monitoring complex claims arising under directors and officers liability, professional liability, and general liability policies, with a focus on underlying exposures presented by securities and derivative litigation, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), and environmental claims.


Representative Matters

  • Obtained ruling by Illinois state court granting excess fiduciary liability insurer’s motion to dismiss lawsuit seeking coverage for defense in litigation against insured’s benefits plans over a buyback of the insured’s common stock because the policies, which cover only allegations relating to fiduciary obligations, were not triggered. Tribune Media Co. v. U.S. Specialty Insurance Co. et al., 2019 CH 08330 (Cir. Ct. Cook Cty. 2020)
  • Advises insurers on coverage issues, including applicability of various policy exclusions and conditions.
  • Drafts motions and pleadings on behalf of insurers involved in coverage litigation.
  • Serves as monitoring counsel in connection with ongoing litigation in federal and state courts.
  • Conducts legal research addressing a wide variety of substantive and procedural issues for clients involved in complex insurance litigation.


  • Filipino American Lawyers Association of Washington, DC (FALA DC)
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
    • Member, Insurance Law Committee
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA)
    • Mentor, Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund (AEF)
  • Harvard Mediation Program (HMP)

Practice Areas



J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., Ateneo de Manila University

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

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