At Western Litigation, strength in partnership isn’t something we say, it’s something we practice. That’s why our professionals regularly serve as exhibitors and keynote speakers at a variety of events across the country—to better educate, engage and guide our clients.

If you’re going to be in the area, we encourage you to give us a shout or to come by and see us!

Our Next Stop

WLI will have a representative at the following events:

Speaker's Corner

A WLI representative will be speaking at the following events:

  • CLM 2019 Cyber, Management, and Professional Liability Conference

    7/10/2019 12:00 AM

    Topic: This panel will demystify the concepts of telemedicine, telehealth, eHealth, and mHealth to discuss how technology is transforming the healthcare delivery and medical liability and insurance systems. Our panelists, who hail from legal academia and defense practice and insurance claims and underwriting, will discuss the trends, benefits, and risks of high-tech healthcare. We will tackle issues such as whether interactions between healthcare providers and e-health users create a doctor-patient relationship, whether mHealth apps are medical devices or products, the benefits and risks of electronic data aggregation and whether data security risks are covered in professional liability policies, how to handle choice-of-law and venue selection in cross-border telemedicine, and more. We will look at case studies and policy language to dissect some of these issues on the ground level. Additionally, since our medical liability and insurance systems are constantly evolving to accommodate technology growth, we would also like to introduce all participants to a legal design thinking exercise as a take home tool for discovering new approaches and solutions to the challenges that eHealth and telemedicine inject into medical malpractice claims and litigation. • Panel Discussion: Telemedicine – the Cryptocurrency of Professional Liability: Trends, Benefits, and Risks

    Speaker: • Panelists: Anna Berent, Claims Counsel (Western Litigation); David Hilton (Morrison Mahoney); Jennifer Schoenthal (Beazley Insurance); Mindy Nunez Duffourc (Burglass Tankersley); Michael Depetrillo (Oschner Medical Center, Louisiana)

    Location: Boston


  • CLM Claims College – School of Professional Lines

    9/4/2019 12:00 AM to 09/06/2019

    Topic: Alternative Litigation Strategies & Coordinating the Claims Process. • Course Overview: CLM views the education of claims professionals as very important, so in 2012 they established Claims College and enlisted some of the industry's top professionals to create and teach courses within their areas of expertise in the College's eleven specialty schools. The Schools of Casualty Claims, Construction, Cyber Claims, Insurance Fraud, Professional Lines, Property Claims, Transportation and Workers Compensation are three-level programs. Upon successful completion of these Schools, students earn their Certified Claims Professional (CCP) in that specialty. The Schools of Claims Mediation, Extra-Contractual Claims and Leadership are one-level programs. Upon successful completion of these Schools, participants earn a Certificate of Completion for that program. Since its inception, hundreds of students have attended Claims College and nearly 300 have earned their CCP designation.

    Speaker: • Faculty: Gary Leonard. Senior Vice President, Western Litigation; Kara Altenbaumer-Price, Senior Vice President, Corporate Risk & Governance, USI Holdings Corporation; Robert Baer, Claims Executive, Arrowpoint Capital; Mark Bernstein, VP, Regional Claims Advocate-California, HUB International, Brian Bornstein Regional Claims Executive, American International Group; Jeanette Bourey, Claims Counsel, Markel Service, Incorporated; Jeffrey Chen, Senior Claims Analyst, Excess Casualty Claims, AXIS Insurance; Sally Combs Manager, Third Party Administrator Oversight, North America, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty; Andrew Davitt, Attorney, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin; Jo Beth Earl. Technical Director-Litigation, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty; Kevin Fisher, Vice President, Healthcare Professional Liability Claims, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd.; Joseph Garin Attorney, Lipson Neilson P.C.; Larry Goanos CEO, Andros Risk Service; Ron Goldstein, Managing Director, Aon; Stanley Greenspan, Director-Coverage, Crum & Forster; Guy Hollingsworth. Architects & Engineers Professional Liability Claims, Hanover Insurance; Haralyn Isaac, Vice President Claims, Great American Insurance Company; Richard E. King, Managing Member, Melchiode Marks King LLC; Charles Kinney, Attorney, Collins and Lacy; Michael Leahy Partner, Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP; Deborah Molitz, Senior Complex Claims Specialist, Vela Insurance Services LLC; Timothy O'Leary, Shareholder, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.; Frances O'Meara Managing Partner, Thompson Coe & O'Meara, LLP; Deborah Saunders, Senior Director Claims Management, Comcast NBCUniversal; Susan Schwartz Attorney, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP; Laura Shimshidian AVP, Claim Manager, Chubb; Jayne Spies, Claims Manager, Oklahoma Municipal Assurance Group; David Topol, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

    Location: Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel

    (Baltimore, MD)

  • American Society for Health Care Risk Management (ASHRM) (1)

    10/14/2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM (ET)

    Topic: • Panel Discussion: Session #M-11: Claim Strategy: Taking Your Program to the Next Level

    Speaker: • Presenters: Pamela Popp, MA, JD, DFASHRM, CPHRM, DSA, AIM - Executive Vice President/Chief Risk Officer; Elizabeth Huntington, Senior Claims Counsel

    Location: Baltimore Convention Center

    (Baltimore, MD)

  • DRI – Professional Liability Seminar

    12/5/2019 1:30 PM

    Topic: A crowd-sourced discussion of questions directed to claims professionals across all lines. Topics will include coverage nightmares, claim headaches, issues with panel counsel, undisclosed ongoing negligence in renewal applications, burning limits, excess exposure, suing your insured and/or panel counsel, lying to the carrier, and managing insured expectations. • Panel Discussion: Claims Professional Roundtable: Your Opportunity to Ask the Clients how they Mind Their Business

    Speaker: • Panelists: Moderator: Kimberly K. Noble, Argo Pro (Chicago, IL); Bolanle Akinrimisi, Beazley Group(Atlanta, GA); Lisa Brennan, Markel Corp. (Chicago, IL); Megan Halverson Trexler, Chubb (Basking Ridge, NJ); Todd Hampton, Berkley Select (Chicago, IL); Nicholas A. Gumpel, Esq., Western Litigation (Bridgewater, NJ)

    Location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

    (New York, NY)

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