Tom Hagy, Publisher

BVR Legal



 Philadelphia – October 29, 2008 – Insurance lawyers, in-house counsel, and financial professionals have two options this quarter to get up to speed on major legal and financial issues facing the insurance industry.  Top legal experts from companies and firms around the country will assemble here in November and December.


“The Secondary Market for Life Insurance Conference” will take place November 17-18 at the Rittenhouse Hotel.  The program will be chaired by Stephen Baker of the well-known Philadelphia law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.  Baker is a nationally recognized litigator and graduate of Villanova University School of Law. Co-chairing this event is James Hoffman, II of Lincoln Financial Group, a Philadelphia-area based financial services organization with $200 billion in assets under management. Hear from these experts and two dozen others on the challenges facing the insurance industry in this $12 billion market. 


Attendees will benefit from a complete rundown of recent cases and ongoing litigation; advising high net-worth individuals on life insurance options; recent state regulatory developments, such as NAIC & NCOIL model laws; how life insurers investigate policy files for STOLI; how reinsurers underwrite high face-value life insurance, and much more.


December 8-9 presents an opportunity for broader study of issues confronting insurers, with “Insurance Industry Top 10 Risks & Opportunities Conference” taking place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. 


From liabilities created by new technologies to the current turmoil in financial markets, insurance carriers are facing a number of potentially unanticipated risks, but also new business opportunities.  Attendees will learn and network with experts on subjects, including the implications of the capital markets crisis, food recalls and liabilities, the interplay between insurance and reinsurance, coverage for a business’ lost enterprise value, risks in mergers and acquisitions, catastrophic loss disputes, claims involving bodily implants of nanotechnology devices, claims arising from climate change, plus the latest developments in regulatory and legislative arenas. 


Co-chairs of this event are Lloyd Gura of Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass in New York and  Jennifer Devery of Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington D.C. Devery earned her undergraduate degree from Penn State and her J.D. from the University of Maryland Law School. 


For more information, please visit and click on “Live Conferences.” Contact Customer Service at 888-287-8258 or   Discounts available for multiple attendees, corporations, and government agencies.


Please direct other inquiries to Tom Hagy at 610-312-4754 or


These events are produced by BVR Legal (formerly Mealey Conferences), a division of Business Valuation Resources LLC.  BVR legal is an education and information company serving attorneys and business experts in complex legal disputes.