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ABA: 31st Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Mid-Year Program
February 23 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 5:00 pm
This year’s Program will feature a variety of timely and important insurance related topics. The Program will address business interruption losses under cyber insurance policies; an examination of coverage issues and policy defenses under professional liability policies; developing issues in representations & warranties insurance market; and mediation of complex insurance disputes in the context of underlying claims.
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
On behalf of the committee’s dedicated members and leadership, I wish to warmly welcome all new and past attendees to the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s 31st Annual Mid-Year Conference. I have been actively involved in the ICLC for nearly two decades and have attended most of the ICLC’s mid-year meetings during those years. At every meeting, the scope and content of the programs, and the knowledge and expertise of the speakers, have been impressive. I am confident that the ICLC’s 31st Mid-Year Conference will maintain this standard of excellence.
This year’s Program will feature a variety of timely and important insurance-related topics. Beginning on Thursday, February 23, 2023, the Program will address business interruption losses under cyber insurance policies; an overview of builder’s risk insurance policies, including the application of exclusions for faulty workmanship; ethics issues related to the practice of law in the post-Covid world; and coverage issues for opioid claims under professional liability policies, managed care E & O policies, and life science policies. The Program on Friday morning will continue with an examination of coverage issues and policy defenses under professional liability policies; settlement demands and coverage issues in an era of “nuclear” jury verdicts; and the use of ADR processes to resolve tort claims in high-stakes litigation. Lunch on Friday will include twelve “toolbox” meetings in which attendees can learn about and discuss a number of emerging trends and issues. Friday afternoon the Program will resume with panels on coverage issues arising out of catastrophic fire losses, such as Colorado’s Marshall Fire at the end of 2021, which destroyed more than a thousand structures in less than a day; and trending issues in the arena of D & O liability coverage. The Program Saturday morning will conclude with a panel on developing issues in the representations & warranties insurance market; a coverage case “showdown” in which attendees will decide the outcome of four recent coverage disputes; and a panel on the mediation of complex insurance disputes in the context of underlying claims.
As always, the conference will provide participants several opportunities for meeting and networking with friends and colleagues, including the reception and dinner on Thursday, the Friday night dine-around, and late-night gatherings around the Biltmore’s fire pits.
On behalf of the ICLC, I wish to thank everyone whose hard work has brought the 31st Mid-Year Conference to fruition, including the Chair-Elect, Micalann Pepe; the Program Chair and Co-Chair, Jonathan Walton and Marci Goldstein Kokalas; the Toolbox Co-Coordinators, Jason Reichlyn and Steve Corhern; and, most importantly of all, Janet Hummons and the other members of the ABA staff, without whose dedication and hard work this conference would be impossible.
I look forward to seeing you in Phoenix,
Greg Giometti, ICLC Chair