January 09, 2013

Wayne Gross Profiled In LA Daily Journal

LA Daily Journal
by Emily Green
January 9, 2013
Wayne Gross - New OCBA PresidentNEWPORT BEACH- Wayne R. Gross had a rough but rewarding year in 2011, including winning a $50 million verdict for a company that had started out in the lawsuit as the defendant. So he was tired by year’s end when he headed to Cleveland for a deposition. He ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and asthma. But he also got an idea for one thing he wanted to accomplish as the 2013 president of the Orange County Bar Association: to provide some sort of health insurance benefit to association members.
Co-chairman of the litigation group in Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Irvine office, Gross has good health insurance. But many sole practitioners and lawyers in small firms can’t afford it, he said.
The experience that winter in Cleveland “reminded me how important to our members good health care is,” he said.
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