American College of Coverage Counsel 9th Annual Meeting

2020-2021 Conference Co-chairs:
Spence Taylor
John Bonnie
Vice Chairs:
Laura Hanson
Tracy Saxe

These materials are available to registered Fellows only.

Abbreviated Agenda
Speaker Bios
Attendee List (as of 9/15/21)
Parking Options

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Coverage Issues from HAL: Risk Management and Insurance for AI Systems & Robotics

  • Laura Foggan, Partner, Crowell & Moring LP
  • John Buchanan, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Lorelie Masters, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Strategic Issues in Insurance Arbitration Clauses

  • Dan Bailey, Bailey Cavalieri LLC
  • Steven Gilford, JAMS
  • Christine Haskett, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Paul R. Koepff, Clyde & Co.
  • Sherilyn Pastor, McCarter & English
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Litigating the Duty to Indemnify

  • Chris Mosley, Sherman & Howard LLC
  • Ellen Van Meir, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan, LLP

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Can You Climb the Excess Tower and Enjoy the View From Up There?

  • Beth Bradley, Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi LLP
  • Margo Brownell, Maslon LLP
  • Gary Gassman, Cozen O'Connor
  • Marilyn Fagelson, Murtha Cullina LLP
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The Illusory Coverage Doctrine: Going Beyond the "Plain Language" of the Policy

  • Mike Hamilton, Goldberg Segalla
  • Vince Morgan, Bracewell LLP
  • Monica Sullivan, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP
  • Moderator: Marion B Adler, Adler Law Practice, LLC

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Six Cases in 45 Minutes

  • Robert Chesler, Anderson Kill, P.C
  • Anthony Leuin, Shartsis Friese LLP
  • Suzanne Midlige, Coughlin Midlige & Garland LLP
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Recent Developments in Excess Judgment Liability

  • William Barker, Dentons
  • Jim Cooper, ReedSmith
  • Rebecca Weinreich, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP 

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Reinfection: Examining Judicial Traits and Estimating Outcomes as Covid-19 Cases Gain Appellate Review

  • Leo Martinez, UC-Hastings/Andersen
  • Rick Hammond, Insurance Claims and Litigation Consultants, LLC
  • John Shugrue, ReedSmith
  • Jeffrey W. Stempel, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas

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Friday, September 24, 2021

Technology for Coverage Geeks: Effective use of technology in coverage and bad faith litigation

  • Edward "Ned" Currie, Jr., Currie, Johnson & Myers, P.A.
  • Gregory P. Varga, Robinson & Cole LLP

Live demonstration only - No Paper or Presentation file

Insurance Issues in Bankruptcy

  • Mary Borja, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Seth Lamden, Blank Rome LLP

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Multiple Insureds with Insufficient Limits - The Law, Considerations and Recommendations

  • Patrick J. Kenny, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
  • Garth Gersten, Shapiro Bieging Barber Otteson
  • Sara Thorpe, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP
  • Meghan Moore, Flaster Greenberg PC
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Insurer Bad Faith 2021 and Beyond: A Survey of Extra Contractual Law and Where Things Stand

  • Bob Allen, The Allen Law Group
  • Jennifer Mathis, Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP

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Coverage Counsel as Witness: The fine line between “claims handling” and “legal advice”

  • Debra Varner, Varner & Van Volkenburg, PLLC
  • Neil Posner, Much Shelist, P.C.
  • Rikke Dierssen-Morice, Maslon

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