February 06, 2018

ABA TIPS to host insurance litigation conference in Phoenix

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2018 — Key issues in the world of insurance — including the impact of politics on the insurance industry, international ADR, the resurgence of pollution exclusion issues,  employment practices coverage and claim trends — will be discussed during the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s  26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Conference, Feb. 22-24 in Phoenix.

What:   26th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Midyear Conference
             Sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section 

  Feb. 22-24, 2018

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
             2400 E. Missouri Ave.
             Phoenix, Ariz. 85016

Program highlights include:

“Managing the Catastrophic/Complex Case from Coverage to Conclusion” — This panel will provide a comprehensive review of the “nuts and bolts” and practical issues including coverage and bad faith that every practitioner, in-house counsel and insurance professional has had to or can expect to deal with during their career.
Thursday, 12:45-2:15 p.m.

“Emerging Trends and New Challenges in the D&O and Professional Liability Worlds”
— This panel will explore the emerging trends and new challenges in the D&O and professional liability space, including changing market conditions, the increasing prevalence and severity of certain types of claims and evolving claims management issues.
Thursday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

“The Impact of the Trump Administration on Coverage and the Insurance Industry”
— This panel will explore the potential coverage issues arising out of the 2017 executive orders and impact on coverage and claims world.
Friday, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

“The Three R’s of Cyber Readiness: Resilience, Risk and Response”
—Staying “cyber educated” in the technology age requires attorneys to be familiar with a distinct “Three R’s”: Resilience, Risk and Response. This session will examine the current state of cyber risk and emerging exposures, and provide proven strategies that attendees can use to effectively become cyber resilient, both in their practices in counseling clients of all sizes and industry verticals, as well as in their own law firms. Additionally, the panel will highlight proven risk transfer strategies in light of the state of the cyber insurance market, as well as a review of emerging cyber insurance coverage jurisprudence.
Friday, 3:30-5 p.m. 

“Back to the Drawing Board: Resurgence of Vapor Intrusion, Radon and Other Pollution Exclusion Issues”
— So you thought the law was settled and no more surprises with respect to pollution exclusions? This panel will discuss some of the recent decisions that have breathed new life into the pollution exclusion realm.
Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

A complete agenda of the program can be found online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at robert.robinson@americanbar.org.

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