PHILADELPHIA – March 8, 2010 – Philip Hecht of K&L Gates and Harry Lee of Steptoe & Johnson will chair the “Asbestos Insurance Litigation Conference” at The Hub Cira Centre at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia on April 21, 2010, Tom Hagy, CEO of HB Litigation Conferences, announced today.

“Hecht and Lee bring to the program decades of experience handling insurance coverage matters where the underlying claims involve not only asbestos injuries and damage, but other long-term injury and property damage claims such as general toxic torts and environmental contamination,” Hagy said.

Working directly with HB President Sharon Boothe, the chairmen have prepared an agenda that will cover claims trends and projections, the impact of products versus operations, the number of occurrences, additional insureds, annualized limits, types of actions (from “Wellington” arbitrations to misrepresentation claims), solvent schemes of arrangement, a review of recent case law, negotiating coverage-in-place agreements, the status of the asbestos bankruptcy actions, and the impact of the Supreme Court decision in Travelers v. Cohen.

For more information about the Asbestos Insurance Litigation Conference, contact HB Litigation Conferences by phone at (484) 324-2755 x212, by email at, or by visiting the conferences section at HB’s website at

HB Litigation Conferences is a nationally certified provider of continuing legal education conferences, webinars, teleconferences and multi-media products in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, toxic torts, asbestos, construction, products and financial litigation. Tom Hagy, HB’s CEO, is former editor and publisher at Mealey Publications and vice president at LexisNexis. Sharon Boothe, HB’s president, was Mealey’s Conferences director since its first program in 1992 through 2008.

Name: Sharon Boothe
Title: President
Phone: (484) 324-2755 x208