Professional Notes & Events

  • Dec 12, 2008 - Litigation Management Training Seminars
    image The Council on Litigation Management (CLM) will host two complementary training seminars in San Francisco, CA on December 12, 2008. Instructors include Barger & Wolen litigation partner Jack Pierce.

    Litigation 101 for Insurance Professionals
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Begin training your litigation managers of tomorrow today! Attendees will be exposed to the litigation process (from filing suit through trial) and the vocabulary associated with same.

    Economics of Litigation Management
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    This course will help attendees make cost-effective decisions to achieve the best possible result for the client/insured, taking into account the range of risk and reward. Concepts to be introduced include the three areas that have the largest affect the economics of Litigation Management: Litigation Plans; Litigation Budgets; and, Valuations, Dispositions and Resolutions.

    Lunch will be served with both programs.

    Location: 650 California Street, Floor 1B, San Francisco, CA 94108

    For more information, click here. To register for the program, click here.
  • Nov 13, 2008 - New England Claim Association
    Los Angeles litigation partner Martin Rosen will present Mediating the Litigated Disability Lawsuit at the New England Claim Association, November 13th, 2008 (Springfield, MA). Click here for registration details.
  • Sep 24, 2008 - American Conference Institute’s “Reinsurance Claims & Arbitration”
    Evan L. Smoak will present at ACI's Reinsurance Claims & Arbitration conference (New York, NY) on Enforcing and Challenging Arbitration Remedies. The paper he will present at the conference, "Standards for Vacating Arbitration Awards," is available on request to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
  • Sep 22, 2008 - AB 2956 Workshop - Washington, DC (UPDATED)
    Presented by Robert W. Hogeboom the Workshop for Insurers and Brokers on California Broker Fees will provide a 2-hour overview on the background regarding the distinction between an agent and a broker. Mr. Hogeboom will review how AB 2956, pending in the California legislature, seeks to clarify the positions taken by all segments of the industry, including insurers, producers, consumer advocates, the trial bar and the California Department of Insurance (DOI) on the issue of broker fees, insurer liability, disclosures, compensation agreements and the effect of Proposition 103.

    $75.00 registration fee includes course materials, CLE credit (California) and lunch.

    Registration: 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Program: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

    RSVP: Please send a completed registration form to Veronica Montero.

    AB 2956 Registration Form
  • Sep 21, 2008 - ICA Annual Conference
    Martin E. Rosen will speak at the International Claim Association's 99th Annual Educational Conference on Mediating the Litigated Disability Lawsuit (Palm Desert, CA).
  • Sep 19, 2008 - AB 2956 Workshop - New York (UPDATED)
    Presented by Robert W. Hogeboom the Workshop for Insurers and Brokers on California Broker Fees will provide a 2-hour overview on the background regarding the distinction between an agent and a broker. Mr. Hogeboom will review how AB 2956, pending in the California legislature, seeks to clarify the positions taken by all segments of the industry, including insurers, producers, consumer advocates, the trial bar and the California Department of Insurance (DOI) on the issue of broker fees, insurer liability, disclosures, compensation agreements and the effect of Proposition 103.

    $75.00 registration fee includes course materials, CLE credit (California) and breakfast.

    Registration: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Program: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Location: Grand Hyatt New York

    RSVP: Please send a completed registration form to Veronica Montero.

    AB 2956 Registration Form
  • Sep 09, 2008 - AB 2956 Workshop - Los Angeles (UPDATED)
    Presented by Robert W. Hogeboom the Workshop for Insurers and Brokers on California Broker Fees will provide a 2-hour overview on the background regarding the distinction between an agent and a broker. Mr. Hogeboom will review how AB 2956, pending in the California legislature, seeks to clarify the positions taken by all segments of the industry, including insurers, producers, consumer advocates, the trial bar and the California Department of Insurance (DOI) on the issue of broker fees, insurer liability, disclosures, compensation agreements and the effect of Proposition 103.

    $75.00 registration fee includes course materials, CLE credit (California) and breakfast.

    Registration: 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

    Program: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Location: Los Angeles Airport Marriott

    RSVP: Please send a completed registration form to Veronica Montero.

    AB 2956 Registration Form
  • Sep 03, 2008 - ARIAS Intensive Arbitrator Training Workshop
    Stephen C. Klein and Evan L. Smoak will present arguments to new arbitrators during a hands-on mock arbitration at ARIAS' September Training Workshop (Tarrytown, NY). The format of the training workshop is structured so that all attendees have the opportunity to participate on a panel during a hands-on mock arbitration.
  • Jul 23, 2008 - ACIC 19th Annual General Counsel Seminar
    Robert J. Cerny and Steven H. Weinstein will both present at the ACIC 19th Annual General Counsel Seminar (Las Vegas, NV). Mr. Cerny will participate on the Panel on California Insurance Regulations. Mr. Weinstein will speak on Representing Insurers on Rate Filings.
  • Apr 28, 2008 - Defending the Insured
    Barger & Wolen partners John S. Pierce, Robert G. Levy, Larry M. Golub, Dawn N. Valentine and Travis Wall, have co-authored a book published by Aspen Publishing, updated in 2008, entitled Defending the Insured. The book is a practical guide for insurers and defense counsel concerning issues that arise nationwide in providing a defense to insureds pursuant to liability policies. Topics covered include the nature of rights and duties in the tripartite defense relationship, the use of independent counsel and allocation issues between the insurer and the insured. First published in 2004, the publication is the first of its kind to provide a state-by-state guide to legal professional ethics issues that impact the insurance industry, including the use of billing guidelines, staff counsel and legal fee audits.
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