Recording Date: September 9, 2009
Duration: 98 minutes

090909 Global Warming

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Agenda and Speakers

Global Warming Update and Insurance Liability Discussion
• Overview of climate change litigation and weather-related losses
• The 2007 Supreme Court ruling, the EPA’s recent finding on greenhouse gas dangers to public health and welfare, and its impact on new legislation and project risk management
• What kind of coverage disputes are arising in this area? At what numbers and what are the results?
• How is the insurance industry adapting to the consequences of climate change and what are the financial implications?
• The impact of the NAIC disclosure requirement
– What actions can carriers take to respond to their risks?
– How much of the insurance industry will be affected by the requirement?
– How will carriers engage and educate their policyholders per the requirement?
– The investment disclosure requirement and what will be likely change in investment strategies?

Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Esq., Marten Law Group PLLC, Seattle
Lisa Cirando, Esq., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York
Robert Kole, Esq., Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston
William Stewart, Esq., Cozen O’Connor, West Conshohocken, PA