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Austin J. Sutta

Phone: +1 415.365.7404
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Austin J. Sutta is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Insurance/Reinsurance Group in the San Francisco office. Austin represents insurers and reinsurers in all aspects of the dispute resolution process, with an emphasis on insurance coverage disputes and bankruptcy litigation. Austin has represented and counseled insurers in disputes regarding trigger of coverage and Cumis counsel issues.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Austin was general counsel at Green Planet 21, Inc., a recycling and sustainability company. In her position as general counsel, she was primarily responsible for the drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of contracts, including commodity and service agreements and contracts for the lease and purchase of real property. She managed all phases of litigation and settlement involving the company and served on the Board of Directors for the Insurance Captive through which the company obtained its workers compensation insurance.

In addition to her work as general counsel, Austin maintained a solo law practice, which included her successful litigation of a petition for writ of mandate brought pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, and the Forest Practice Act on behalf of an environmental not-for-profit client.

During law school, Austin was a judicial extern for the Honorable Harry M. Dorfman in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, where her experience included the review of applications for civil harassment temporary restraining orders and the drafting of such orders. Additionally, Austin was a board member of the Environmental Law Society.

Austin received her B.A. from the University of Oregon in 2007 and her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2014.


  • University of Oregon, B.A. (2007)
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. (2014)


Admitted to practice: California

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