Wednesday, April 20

6 p.m. | Wine & Beer Reception

The Water Club Indoor Pool

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Thursday, April 21

7:45 a.m. | Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m. | Opening Remarks

Richard H. Epstein Sills Cummis & Gross |  Walter “Pete” H. Swayze Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd. | Marc Goldberg Veritext Legal Solutions

9:15 a.m.

Are You and Your Insurer Connecting on Cyber Risk?

Cyber risks faced by businesses — lost data, network disruption, data breaches of personal and confidential information, fraudulently induced electronic funds transfers | Potential coverage under CGL policies | Potential coverage under crime and fidelity policies | Coverage under cyber insurance and related products | Current developments in technology and the evolving nature of cyber risks | Gray areas concerning war and terrorism

Kate Browne Swiss Re | Evan Fenaroli Philadelphia Insurance Companies | Laura Foggan Wiley Rein LLP | Vincent J. Vitkowsky  Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP


Additional Readings

Are You and Your Insurer – WTH Cyber Ins

Are You and Your Insurer – The Internet of Things

Are You and Your Insurer – CPCL 2015

10:15 a.m. | Session A | Studio 1 

eDiscovery: Federal Rules, Recent Rulings & Strategy

Overview of the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure | Update regarding recent e-discovery cases | Predictive coding and other strategies for reducing the cost of e-discovery

Brett M. Anders Jackson Lewis P.C. | Jeff Salling Complete Discovery Source | Martin T. Tully, Akerman LLP



10:15 a.m. | Session B | Salon B & C 

Emerging Risks of Today

Internet of Things (wearables, bio-technology, smart cars, telematics) |  Drones | EMV Chip/Pin | Legalized marijuana

Lance Albright Vice President, QBE North America | Megan Grossman Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd. | Matthew Werbel Methfessel Werbel


11:15 a.m. | Break

11:30 a.m. | Session A | Salon B&C 

Internal Investigations: Reduce the Dread

New DOJ policy on individual accountability, cooperation and independent investigations | Cyber security/internal investigations – how will new NYSDFS  regulations impact financial institutions? | Whistleblowers | Tackling the cost of responding | Corporate ethics

Susan Frank Divers LRN Corp. |  Mike Delikat Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | Joseph Jaffe Chairman, Guidepost Solutions LLC



Additional Readings

Internal Investigations-Yates Memo

Internal Investigations – Whistleblower Law Developments

11:30 a.m. | Session B | Studio 1 

Emerging Risks of Tomorrow

Climate change | Nanotechnology | Artificial intelligence

Brad Boucher iconectiv | Dawn Krigstin Ironshore Environmental | Pete Swayze Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney Ltd.  Stuart A. Panensky Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP

12:30 p.m. | Networking Buffet Lunch

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1:45 p.m. | Session A | Salon B&C

Essential Strategies for Preparing for Trial

Spoliation of evidence – use of discovery demands to create negative inferences at trial. | Requests to admit – how to use them for trial and settlement purposes. | Focus groups – when and how to use them before trial. | The busy executive – preparing her for trial testimony. | Settlement opportunities – preparing for possible settlement just before and during trial.

Dr. Christina Marinakis, PhD Psychology, J.D., Director of Jury Research, Litigation Insights | William S. Ohlemeyer, Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP | Bruce Nagel Nagel Rice


1:45 p.m. | Session B | Studio 1 

High-Profile Cases and How They Have Changed the D&O Game

Staying Ahead of the Latest Employment Risks

Practical steps through interactive dialogue over hypothetical scenarios | Resolving high-exposure employment claims in the most efficient manner | When bullying becomes harassment – how to prevent and curtail it | Employees’ use of social media – ethical and legal considerations surrounding the increasingly blurred lines of personal/work use | Same-sex bathrooms | Reclassification of hourly/salaried workers, contractors | Fair Credit Reporting Act

Dominick Cirelli Deputy General Counsel, Coface North America Insurance Co. | Hon. John J. Hughes (ret.) JAMS, U.S. Magistrate Judge, District of New Jersey | Todd H. Girshon Jackson Lewis PC | Stefani C. Schwartz Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso LLC

2:40 p.m. | Session B | Studio 1 

Data Security Breach! Are You Prepared?

3:25 p.m.  |  Break

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 3:45 p.m.

— Legal Ethics —
Steps to Maximizing Privilege Protection
When You Wear Many Hats

Don’t let your roles as legal adviser, regulatory gatekeeper, and business adviser trip you up on privilege.

DO NOT assume every communication is privileged–know the parameters. | Real-world examples of what is NOT privileged. | No presumption that advice is legal in nature. | Separate business and legal documents and communications. | Prohibit outside dissemination of communications.

Stephen Wagner Cohen Tauber Spievack & Wagner P.C. | James A. Paone, II  Davison, Eastman & Muñoz PA | William Crosby Interpublic Group



4:45 p.m.  |  Adjourn

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