Lessons for Both Sides

All businesses are, or should be, concerned with protecting themselves from employee fraud, dishonesty, embezzlement and/or lost resulting from fraud by a counter-party.  Unfortunately, these incidents are on the rise.  For the policyholder, it is important to understand what may be covered under financial institution or crime bonds, how to effectively recognize a potentially covered loss and handle the submission of a claim and the insurer’s investigation.  The insurer, for its part, must understand how to investigate a submitted claim in a manner that both protects its rights, but is sensitive to the needs of the policyholder.  

In this webinar — created by HB Litigation Conferences exclusively for West LegaledCenter® — you will hear from the following experienced speakers:

MATTHEW J. SCHLESINGER, Esq., ReedSmith

MICHAEL DAVISSON, Esq., Sedgwick LLP

BRAD MURLICK, Navigant

When: Nov. 29, 2012 at 2PM Eastern Time

Price: $195 (applicable West LegaledCenter membership or subscriptions discounts will be applied)

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AGENDA

1) What’s Covered and What Is Not – The Basics

2) Timing of Notice and Proof of Loss

a. The concept of “discovery” and how it drives the timing of submissions under the bond.

b. What should the insurer and the policyholder expect after providing notice?

c. Managing internal expectations.

3) Demonstrating and Proving the Loss

a. When and how to use a certified fraud examiner.

b. The makeup of the proof of loss

4) Analysis of the insurers duty to investigate and/or help to mitigate loss

5) The Duty to Cooperate – How Far Does It Extend?

a. Analysis of the thorny issues of work product/attorney-client communications.

6) Negotiating a Resolution of the Claim – Key coverage Issues to Keep In Mind

7) Recovery from Third Parties

a. Computation of loss

b. Subrogation issues

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