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ACCC 2023 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 5:30 PM to Friday, May 12, 2023, 12:30 PM CDT
Category: Presented by ACCC

2023 Annual Meeting

American College of Coverage Counsel 11th Annual Meeting

2023 Conference Co-chairs:
Mary Borja
Koorosh Talieh
2023 Conference Vice Chairs:
Suzan Charlton
Barbara O'Donnell

** This meeting is open to American College of Coverage Counsel Fellows only. **

The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held May 10-12, 2023, at the InterContinental Chicago, Chicago, IL.
We will abide by all current COVID-19 health restrictions and guidelines that may be in place at the time of the conference.

Register Now for the ACCC 2023 Annual Meeting

Conference Registration Rates:

Fellows - $675 per person.
Emeritus & Honorary Fellows - $500 per person.
Guests - $300 per person.

Agenda (Subject to change based on speaker availability - CLEs pending)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm      Welcome Reception – Sponsored by KCIC
Camelot Room

Thursday, May 11, 2023

7:00 am - 8:00 am      Registration
Streeterville Foyer

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Breakfast Buffet
Camelot Room

9:00 am –9:15 am       Welcome Remarks
Avenue Ballroom         Mike Huddleston, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr; ACCC President
                                       Mary Borja, Wiley Rein LLP; Annual Meeting Co-Chair
                                       Koorosh Talieh, Hunton Andrews Kurth; Annual Meeting Co-Chair

9:15 am – 10:00 am    In, Out, and Judicial Declarations:
Avenue Ballroom         Procedural Considerations in Declaratory Judgment Actions
                                       Vince Morgan, Bracewell
                                       Christine Haskett, Covington & Burling LLP
                                       Alexander G. Henlin, Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C.
                                       E. Ford Stephens, Christian & Barton LLP

10:00 am – 10:45 am  Don’t Slip on Appeal (or Before Your Trial Judge):
Avenue Ballroom         Effectively Arguing Your Insurance Case to the Court
                                        Judge Catharina Haynes, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
                                        Judge Ralph Erickson, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
                                        Laura Hanson, Meagher & Geer, PLLP
                                        J. James Cooper, Reed Smith LLP (moderator)

10:45 am – 11:00 am  BREAK

11:00 am – 11:45 am  Getting To Yes – Negotiating Settlement Of Coverage For Longtail Claims
Avenue Ballroom          Marilyn B. Fagelson - Murtha Cullina LLP
                                        Eric B. Hermanson - White and Williams LLP
                                        Dorothea W. Regal - Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP
                                        Ray Wong, Duane Morris LLP
                                        Ezra S Gollogly, Kramon & Graham, P.A.

11:45 am – 12:30 pm  The PFAS and the Furious: Insurance Coverage for “Forever Chemical” Suits
Avenue Ballroom         and Other Property and Casualty Claims
                                        Laura Foggan, Crowell & Moring LLP
                                        Sherilyn Pastor, McCarter & English
                                        William Beck, Lathrop GPM LLP
                                        Paul Walker-Bright, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP (moderator)

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm    Lunch
Camelot Room              ACCC Annual Business Meeting

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm      Optional Activity: Intercontinental Historical Property Tour or Extended Work Break

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm      Who’s On First: Developments & Dialogue In Complex D&O Claims
Avenue Ballroom          Micah Skidmore, Haynes and Boone, LLP
                                        Nancy Kornegay, Miller Nash
                                        James Skarzynski, Skarzynski Marick LLP
                                        Leslie Ahari, Clyde & Co

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm     Handling Coverage in Disasters for Commercial and Homeowner Insureds
Avenue Ballroom         Garth Gersten, Otteson Shapiro
                                       Lawrence J. Bracken, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
                                       Stephen Melendi, Tollefson Bradley Mitchell & Melendi, LLP
                                       Jennifer E. Michel, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm      BREAK

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm     Ethical Issues Related to Coverage Disputes & Litigation
Avenue Ballroom         Stephen Walraven, Langley & Banack, Inc.
                                       William Chriss, The Snapka Law Firm
                                       Alycen Moss, Cozen O'Connor

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm      New Fellows & First Time Attendees Reception
Toledo Room

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm     General Reception – Sponsored by BDO
Toledo Room

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm      Dinner – Sponsored by Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation
Renaissance                  Recognition of 2023 Thomas F. Segalla Service Award Recipients
Ballroom                         Recognition of 2022-2023 New Fellows

Friday, May 12, 2023

7:00 am - 8:00 am       Registration
Streeterville Foyer

8:00 am – 9:00 am      Breakfast Buffet & Committee Meetings
Avenue Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am –9:45 am       Bad Faith Case Study: Lessons Learned and Strategies for Invoking
Avenue Ballroom         & Avoiding Bad Faith Liability
                                        Alexandra Roje, Lathrop GPM
                                        Evan Stephenson, Spencer Fane
                                        Amy Johnson, Hepler Broom
                                        Prof. Jeffrey Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City (moderator)

9:45 am – 10:30 am    The Care & Feeding of Fronting Policies
Avenue Ballroom          Doug Richmond, Aon Professional Services
                                        Lorie Masters, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
                                        Patrick Kenny, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
                                        Mike Levine, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

10:30 am – 11:15 am  Tailoring the dispute resolution mechanism to the dispute
Avenue Ballroom          Dave Schoenfeld, Shook Hardy & Bacon
                                        Peter Rosen, JAMS
                                        Jean Lawler, Lawler ADR Services, LLC
                                        Marialuisa Gallozzi, Covington & Burling LLP
                                        Hon. Jerome Abrams, JAMS

11:15 am – 12:00 pm  What is BIPA and Is There Insurance Coverage for it?
Avenue Ballroom         Should I Even Care if I'm not in Illinois?
                                        Angela Elbert, Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
                                        Marc Rosenthal, Proskauer Rose LLP
                                        Adam Fleischer, Bates Carey LLP
                                        Karen Dixon, Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Closing Remarks
Avenue Ballroom         Mike Huddleston, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr; ACCC President

Registration for this event is now closed.

Registration Closes 5/2/2023.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received prior to 5:00 pm ET on Friday, April 28th may be refunded, less a 25% processing fee. No refunds can be issued for cancellations received after this deadline.

Hotel Information:
Room reservations at the Intercontinental Chicago are accepted at this link. As of 3/22/23, the conference special group rate is $309 per night plus taxes and fees for the dates of May 10 & 11, 2023. You may also contact the hotel Reservation Department at 312-944-4100 and identify yourself as an ACCC 2023 Annual Conference attendee to receive the discounted rate. The cut-off date for accepting reservations in the room block is 5:00 PM CT on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 (or when rooms are sold out for the dates of our conference). Reservation requests received after 5:00 PM CT on the cut-off date will be based on availability and accepted at the prevailing rates. Please Note: In the event of a cancellation, hotel guests must cancel their room reservations with the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival, or the 1st night’s room and tax will be charged.

 DO NOT make room reservations for the upcoming ACCC Annual Meeting with anyone who calls or emails, representing themselves as agents of the ACCC or the InterContinental Chicago hotel, offering discounted rooms during the meeting. The ONLY legitimate way to reserve your room at the InterContinental Chicago is by using the booking link provided above, or calling 312-944-4100
 and requesting the ACCC group rate.

Other Hotel Options near The Intercontinental Chicago Include:
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Courtyard by Marriott Chicago Downtown/River North
The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago  
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago-Downtown  
The Royal Sonesta Chicago River North  
Hilton Garden Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile  

Thank you to our 2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors:



American Arbitration Association

Judicate West

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