In-house counsel at insurance carriers and policyholder companies are invited to attend four programs in New York City on some of the most urgent topics they face today, HB CEO Tom Hagy announced. While open to attorneys and others for a fee, the programs are free to a limited number of in-house counsel, Hagy said.

(Re)Insurance Industry Outlook 2012, March 28, 2012, New York

This program features six in-house counsel and a keynote by the senior sanctions advisor with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. Topics include: Dodd-Frank; anti bribery and corruption; mergers & acquisitions; trade sanctions; data privacy; audits; e-discovery; and arbitration.

Program chairs:
• Art Coleman, Citadel Group and Chairman of the Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC)
• Rick Rosenblum, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss & Feld
• Wendy Shapss, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

All Sums, Reallocation & Settlement Credits, May 10, 2012, New York

This program features mock oral arguments with judges and mediators. Topics include: All sums versus pro rata allocation; applying all sums to complex insurance programs; what happens after the “spike”?; and best practices in courtroom persuasion.

Program chairs:
• Seth Tucker, Partner, Covington & Burling
• Mary Licari, Partner, Bates Carey Nicolaides LLP

Additional Insured & Indemnification Conference, May 11, 2012, New York

Topics include: duty to defend; navigating priority of coverage; contractual indemnification and additional insured coverage; SIRS and deductibles; ethics; and perspectives from in-house counsel.

Program chairs:
• Scott Godes, Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP
• Timothy Delahunt, Partner, Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP

Fidelity Bond & Crime Coverage – contact HB for date and location

A panel of attorneys and industry executives will educate attendees about the fidelity bond and crime coverage marketplace; handling and investigating claims; juror dynamics; coverage elements; cyber risk; bankruptcy; and subrogation. One panel will present perspectives from in-house and outside counsel.

Program chairs:
• Matthew J. Schlesinger, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
• Michael R. Davisson, Partner, Sedgwick LLP

HB is a leading provider of certified legal education conferences on insurance, reinsurance and torts. For more information, registration and discounts, contact Brownie Bokelman at 484-324-2755 x212 or

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