Advanced Insurance Practice 2013

  • 8:30 AM - 4:25 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: New York State Bar Association
  • The New Yorker Hotel
  • Source: New York > Foreclosure
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Advanced Insurance Practice 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
- Location -
The New Yorker Hotel
481 Eighth Avenue @ 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 244-0719

Recent natural disasters have raised awareness of intricate insurance coverage issues. This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area. Topics to be discussed include:

Lessons from Super Storm Sandy
Declaratory Judgment Actions and Discovery
Employment Practices and Social Media
Allocation Issues
Bad Faith Update
A Look at the Future

Who Should Attend:

Insurance company attorneys
Civil Litigators: Plaintiff and Defense
Attorneys representing clients whose homes or businesses have been or may someday be impacted by floods or other natural disasters

This opportunity to gain insights on hot button insurance coverage issues from highly respected insurance law practitioners is not to be missed! Register online today!

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Water, Water Everywhere: What Every Lawyer Should Know About Super Storm Sandy
and Other Natural Disasters

- Overview of first party coverage
- Groundwater, Floods, Surge and Coverage
- Business Interruption Insurance
- Policyholder and carrier counsel perspectives
Speaker: Glenn A. Kaminska, Esq., Ahmuty Demers & McManus, Bohemia

10:25 a.m.- 10:35 a.m. Coffee Break

10:35 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. Declaratory Judgment Actions and Discovery

- What is relevant and discoverable in coverage litigation;
- Understanding the nature and content of claims files and underwriting files
- How to properly raise privileges and secure or oppose applications for protective orders;
- Ethical considerations with regard to privilege claims
- Discovery and protection of Electronically Stored Data
Speaker: Eric D. Suben, Esq., Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry, Hawthorne

11:35 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Who Goes First? Allocation Issues for Defense and Indemnity:

- "Other insurance" issues
- Primacy, proration and sharing
- Obligations to defend, choosing defense counsel, dividing defense costs
- Indemnity obligations between and among primary, excess and umbrella carriers
- Long tail claims - lead, asbestos and other challenging claims
Speaker: Michael P. Kandler, Esq., Goldberg Segalla, LLP, NYC

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)

1:45 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Bad Faith Update

- First Party Bad Faith Claims
- GBL 349
- Unfair Claims Settlement Practices and Available Damages
- Bad Faith in the Third Party Context-An Update
Speaker: Robert J. Permutt, Esq., Nationwide Insurance, White Plains

2:35 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Employment Practices and Social Media:

- Ethical rules relating to social media investigation and discovery
- Employer's rights to demand passwords
- Constructing appropriate discovery demands and securing records from social media sites
Speaker: David Edward Potter, Esq., Lazare Potter & Giacovas LLP, NYC

3:25 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Refreshment Break

3:35 p.m. - 4:25 p.m. Look Back - Top Ten Insurance Coverage Decision in the Past Year and a Peek Through
the Looking Glass

- What decisions have changed the paradigm?
- What's on the horizon?
Speaker: Alan C. Eagle, Esq., Rivkin Radler LLP, Uniondale

4:25 p.m. Adjournment

6.5 MCLE credits (5.5 Areas of Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics)

Joanna M. Roberto, Esq., Goldberg Segalla, LLP, Garden City: Overall Planning Co-Chair and NYC Local Chair
By Subway: The closest subway station is "34th Street Penn Station" for A, C and E train.

The last day to pre-register online is May 2, 2013