2017 Management & PL Symposium

2017 Management & Professional Liability Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

April 05, 2017 - April 06, 2017

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Monday, March 13, 2017

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, April 04, 2017



The new PLUS Management & Professional Liability Symposium is your place to learn, connect and understand the dynamics shaping professional lines. This new event, replacing the Professional Risk Symposium, will bring key players from the industry to the stage to discuss the latest trends and hot topics across PL coverage lines.
 
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Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Member Early Registration $745.00
Member Regular Registration $875.00
Non-Member Early Registration $950.00
Non-Member Regular Registration $1075.00

Available Functions

Wednesday - April 05
7:15 am - 8:15 am
  Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:30 am
  Welcoming Remarks from the Chairs
8:30 am - 9:30 am
  A Man Walks Into an ERISA Law Office
Through an interactive role play between plan participant, plaintiff’s counsel and insurance carrier, the panel will present three fiduciary liability claim scenarios: failure to enroll and denial of disability benefits claim; losses alleged by excessive fees charged by service providers and; losses alleged by a drop in value of the company stock in the plan. This engaging session will examine recent trends in fiduciary liability claims, including types of exposures targeted by plaintiff’s counsel, and how underwriters are responding both in terms of underwriting and coverage.
10:00 am - 11:15 am
  Who Knew Compensation Could Be So Complicated?
This panel will examine the EPL risks attendant to employee compensation. It will discuss the DOL and EEOC enforcement activities driven by the Obama administration, consider the changes employers might expect under the Trump administration and provide insight as to how employers may benefit from changing their compensation strategy.
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
  Luncheon with Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, CITL
Peiter Zatko, known professionally as Mudge, is the Director of Cyber Independent Testing Lab (CITL) and is a respected network security expert who has been prominent in the security field for over 20 years. He published some of the first security advisories and research demonstrating early vulnerabilities in computer systems and was an early advocate for educating the public about computer security and safety. In 2010 he took an appointed position as a Department of Defense official within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he was responsible for redirecting the DoD’s cyber research efforts. After his tenure at DARPA he was corporate VP of engineering at Motorola, and then the Deputy Director of Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, before stepping down to be the Director of The Cyber ITL.
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
  Fool with a Tool - An Analytics Discussion
With increasing use of data analytics in risk selection and exposure based pricing, there is a risk that the specialty insurance industry could become overly reliant on pricing tools at the risk of ignoring the art of traditional underwriting exposure acumen. Join this panel of industry experts to hear about the latest in underwriting analytics, and how analytics combined with traditional underwriting can bring the best results. Speakers will include a CUO and underwriters for large and small risks.
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  Stolen Law Firm Client Data: E&O or Cyber Claim?
Law firms are heavily involved in cyberrisk as breach coaches, privacy attorneys and compliance counsel among other roles. Until recently, very little focus has been placed on law firms themselves as targets of hackers but that changed with the headline grabbing incident in which two Chinese hackers have been charged in the Southern District of New York with infiltrating servers of two law firms for the purpose of accessing nonpublic information about pending mergers and acquisitions. The information obtained was allegedly used to trade on pending deals, resulting in approximately $4million in profit to the alleged hackers. This scenario raises many questions regarding cybersecurity, insurance coverage and overall risk management within law firms, including: (1) how a standard lawyers E&O policy and/or a stand-alone cyber form may respond to loss of law firm client data (and the law firm's own data) due to the breach; (2) How can law firms prepare for such a breach; and (3) What preventive measures can be taken to minimize the loss?
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Insurance Defense Professional Guide to Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is often viewed as a roadblock in litigation. But it need not be an impediment and may be advantageous to the defense of claims. Join this session to hear the perspectives of bankruptcy trustee, professional liability defense attorney, complex claims specialist and a plaintiff’s attorney, and gain an understanding of the bankruptcy process, the interplay between bankruptcy and insurance defense litigation, and identify how to take advantage of a related bankruptcy.
5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  Networking Reception
Thursday - April 06
7:45 am - 8:50 am
  Second Day Breakfast
8:50 am - 9:00 am
  Second Day Welcoming Remarks fom the Chairs
9:00 am - 10:15 am
  The Art of the Deal - Best Practices for Settling Management Liability Cases
Over 98% of management and professional liability cases are resolved before trial. Reviewing pre-filmed segments with the audience, this interactive panel of experts will discuss critical parts of a mediation and provide insight on the best methodology to use. This panel will address when and how to effectively mediate; how to contain risks and costs of litigation and the interaction between carrier, underwriter and broker. Learn what happens when the Insured doesn’t want to settle; when there is friction between mediator and carrier; or when there is a question on the value of the case. How are each of these, and other issues resolved during the mediation process.
10:30 am - 11:30 am
  Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Any More?
Privately-held and non-profit organizations are increasingly less “private” as regulators, administrative agencies and consumer groups demand transparency and accountability. This panel will examine the exposures that can arise as regulators increase compliance pressures, administrative agencies demand increased reporting and consumer groups can more readily access and share information.

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Barry Goldberg (PANELIST) Office of the Illinois Attorney General  Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Any More?
Beth Goldberg (PANELIST) Starr Companies  Fool with a Tool - An Analytics Discussion
David Vanalek (PANELIST) Markel  Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Any More?
Edward McNally II, Esq. (PANELIST) Lockton Affinity, LLC  Fool with a Tool - An Analytics Discussion
Eric Berman (PANELIST) Venable LLP  Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Any More?
Gregory Fox (MODERATOR) Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin PC  Insurance Defense Professional Guide to Bankruptcy
H. Douglas Hinson (PANELIST) Alston & Bird, LLC  A Man Walks Into an ERISA Law Office
Hillard Sterling (MODERATOR) Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP  Stolen Law Firm Client Data: E&O or Cyber Claim?
James Schibuk (PANELIST) Arch Insurance Group  Stolen Law Firm Client Data: E&O or Cyber Claim?
James DeDonato (PANELIST) Beazley Group  The Art of the Deal - Best Practices for Settling Management Liability Cases
Janis van Meerveld (PANELIST) United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana  The Art of the Deal - Best Practices for Settling Management Liability Cases
Jason Krauss, Esq. (PANELIST) Willis Towers Watson  Stolen Law Firm Client Data: E&O or Cyber Claim?
Joni Mason (PANELIST) Wells Fargo Insurance  The Art of the Deal - Best Practices for Settling Management Liability Cases
Joseph Kelly (PANELIST) Sompo International  Who Knew Compensation Could Be So Complicated?
Kelly Thoerig (PANELIST) Marsh   Who Knew Compensation Could Be So Complicated?
Kimberly Melvin (MODERATOR) Wiley Rein LLP  A Man Walks Into an ERISA Law Office
Laura Zaroski (PANELIST) Socius Insurance Services  Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Any More?
Luke Tenery (PANELIST) Ankura Consulting Group  Stolen Law Firm Client Data: E&O or Cyber Claim?
Matthew Thompson (PANELIST) Charles River Associates  Who Knew Compensation Could Be So Complicated?
Mercedes Colwin (MODERATOR) Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP  The Art of the Deal - Best Practices for Settling Management Liability Cases
Michael Menkowitz (PANELIST) Fox Rothschild LLP  Insurance Defense Professional Guide to Bankruptcy
Nancy Tordai (PANELIST) Peters & Nye, LLP  Insurance Defense Professional Guide to Bankruptcy
Nancy Adams (MODERATOR) Mintz Levin  Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Any More?
Paul Maschmeyer (PANELIST) Maschmeyer Karalis P.C.  Insurance Defense Professional Guide to Bankruptcy
Peiter "Mudge" Zatko (KEYNOTE) Cyber Independent Testing Labratory  Luncheon with Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, CITL
Peter Trunfio (PANELIST) Aon Risk Solutions  Fool with a Tool - An Analytics Discussion
Rebecca Dauparas (PANELIST) Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.  A Man Walks Into an ERISA Law Office
Teresa Renaker (PANELIST) Renaker Hasselman Scott LLP  A Man Walks Into an ERISA Law Office
Wendy Von Wald (PANELIST) Travelers  A Man Walks Into an ERISA Law Office
Wendy Mellk (MODERATOR) Jackson Lewis P.C.  Who Knew Compensation Could Be So Complicated?
Ziad Kubursi (MODERATOR) The Hartford  Fool with a Tool - An Analytics Discussion

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Location Information

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

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Materials

Event Sponsorship Form        
 
 
 
     
     
Session Handout Materials and PowerPoint Slides:    
Keynote: Peiter "Mudge" Zatko
   
   
Who Knew Compensation Could Be So Complicated?
     
   
Stolen Law Firm Client Data: E&O or Cyber Claim?
   
Insurance Defense Professional Guide to Bankruptcy
     
The Art of the Deal - Best Practices for Settling Management Liability Cases
     
Is There Anything Private About Private Companies Anymore?
 

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