BERWYN, Pa. — Today HB Litigation Conferences LLC President Tom Hagy announced the upcoming list of fully accredited continuing legal education teleconferences, including three focusing on litigation and insurance ramifications of the Madoff and similar investment schemes.

The three Madoff-related teleconferences are:

“Insurance Coverage Issues Arising from the Madoff Ponzi Scheme Fraud,” Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Richard J. Bortnick and Kevin Mattesich of Cozen O’Connor and James Murray of Dickstein Shapiro.

“Madoff International Feeder Fund Litigation,” Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Javier Blelchmar of Labaton Sucharrow and others to be announced.

“The Madoff Ponzi Scheme: Investor Litigation & Class Actions,” Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Brad Friedman and Jonathan Landers of Milberg.

Other high-level teleconferences for attorneys and in-house counsel from HB include:

“Containing Insurance Losses When Pandemics Strike,” a rebroadcast with live Q&A that is free for insurance companies, July 14 at 2 p.m. Speakers: all from Nelson Levine de Luca & Horst, are Robert T. Horst, William O. Krekstein, Michael R. Nelson, and Timothy Stalker.

“Attorney Flex Time,” July 14 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Robert Riley of Schiff Hardin; Cynthia Thomas Calvert of PAR and WorkLife Law of the University of California Hastings College of the Law; Michele Coleman Mayes, SVP and GC, Allstate Corp.; and James Potter, SVP, GC and Secretary, Del Monte Foods.

“Private Data Breaches: Insurance Coverage Implications & Prevention,” July 15 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Scott Godes of Dickstein Shapiro; Arturo Perez Reyes, Saylor & Hill Company; and Timothy Delahunt of Kenney, Shelton, Liptak & Nowak.

“Credit Crisis Coverage Claims,” July 21 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Lorelie Masters of Jenner & Block and Lon Berk of Hunton & Williams.

“Diacetyl Litigation Update,” July 22 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Corey Gordon of Blackwell Burke; Jason Meyer of Gordon & Rees; Ronald Gots, M.D., Ph.D., The International Center for Toxicology and Medicine; and Faten Sabry, Ph.D., NERA Economic Consulting.

“How to Handle Products Post-Recall,” Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Corey Gordon and Alyssa Rebensdorf of Blackwell Burke and Tracie Rose of ENVIRON International Corp.

“Latest Developments in Wrap-Up Insurance,” Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: George Dale, CEO of Wrapid Speciality and Jeffrey Masters of Cox, Castle & Nicholson.

“Chinese Drywall Litigation Update,” Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Ervin Gonzalez of Colson Hicks Eidson; Arnold Levin of Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman; Richard Lewis of Hausfeld LLP; and John Mullen and Robert Stickley of Levine de Luca & Horst.

“Global Warming Update & Insurance Coverage,” Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Svend Brandt-Erichsen of Marten Law Group; Lisa Cirando of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; Robert Kole of Choate, Hall & Stewart; and William Stewart of Cozen O’Connor.

“Green Building Law: Opportunities & Risks,” Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. ET. Speakers: Matthew Fortney and David Muth of Quarles & Brady; and Carolyn Kaplan, Counsel & Chief Sustainability Officer, Nixon Peabody.

HB teleconferences generally cost $149 per conference room (one phone line) or $99 for an individual listener, and run for 100 minutes. They are accredited for CLE. Some exceptions are made for specific programs. More information can be found in the Teleconfercences section of Contact HB by email at, or call the company at (484) 324-2755.

HB Litigation Conferences LLC is an independent, nationally accredited provider of multi-media legal programs covering mass torts such as asbestos, lead paint and benzene litigation, pharmaceutical products liability, insurance, reinsurance, financial, and construction defect litigation.