Free PLUS Webinar
2021 Round-Up: Survey of Key Management Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Decisions
January 12, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
1:00 - 2:00 pm Central Time
Understanding how courts interrupt perennial coverage issues and policy language is critical for professional liability practitioners. This webinar will discuss the key management liability and professional liability insurance coverage decisions of 2021 and provide attendees will a better understanding of how policy language can be structured to prevent questions of ambiguity during the underwriting process and how existing policy language is being interpreted by various jurisdictions and the trends association with certain jurisdictions.
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|Wednesday - January 12|
|1:00 pm - 2:00 pm|
Free PLUS Webinar: 2021 Round-Up: Survey of Key Management Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Decisions
Join us for this free webinar at 1:00 pm Central Time.
Kristine L. D’Amato, National Claims Counsel, Executive and Professional Risk Solutions (EPS), USI Insurance Services
Christopher Smith, Esq., Vice President, Ironshore
Gabriel M. Speciale, Lead Underwriter, Financial Institutions, QBE
Yaminah K. Williams, Esq., Senior Complex Claims Specialist, Hiscox USA
<p> Chris is a Vice President at Ironshore(a Liberty Mutual Company). Formerly a practicing attorney and partner for a firm in New York, he litigated and tried cases before handling Complex Management Liability claims. He has participated in numerous mediations and settlements in cases involving major Public companies, Private Companies, Financial Institutions, Private Equity Firms and Portfolio companies. He has also handled numerous complex E&O claims and Bankruptcy claims involving insureds. He is presently handling special projects and initiatives for IronPro. <br/><br/> Chris is a graduate of Fordham University Law School. </p>
|Liberty Mutual||Free PLUS Webinar: 2021 Round-Up: Survey of Key Management Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Decisions|
|Elan Kandel (MODERATOR)
<p> Elan represents insurance companies with respect to all aspects of claims involving directors and officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, professional liability and commercial general liability policies. Before joining Bailey Cavalieri, Elan was a member in the insurance department of a large international law firm. Elan received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Elan graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. <br/><br/> <strong>Affiliations and Civic Involvement </strong> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Professional Liability Underwriting Society </li> </ul> <br/> <strong>Education</strong> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York NY, J.D. (2000)</li> <li>Tufts University, B.A. History, <em>cum laude</em> (1997) </li> </ul> <br/> <strong>Bar Admissions</strong> <ul style="list-style-type:disc;"> <li>Ohio </li> <li>Connecticut </li> <li>New Jersey </li> <li>New York </li> </ul> </p>
|Bailey Cavalieri LLC||Free PLUS Webinar: 2021 Round-Up: Survey of Key Management Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Decisions|
<p> Gabriel M. Speciale is a Lead Underwriter, Financial Institutions with OBE North America. Mr. Speciale also has 14 years of experience on the claims side of the business in a variety of financial lines insurance products. Mr. Speciale is a graduate of City College of New York. </p>
|QBE North America||Free PLUS Webinar: 2021 Round-Up: Survey of Key Management Liability and Professional Liability Insurance Coverage Decisions|
<p> Kristine L. D’Amato, National Claims Counsel, Executive and Professional Risk Solutions (EPS) is based in New York, New York. Kristine’s role is to advocate on behalf of clients in relation to coverage and legal matters arising from complex EPS claims. <br/><br/> Kristine is an attorney with almost 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining USI, Kristine was Coverage Director and Counsel for the Executive Risk Department of Crum & Forster, overseeing all aspects of coverage for the Professional Liability, Management Liability, and eRisk-Cyber departments, as well as overseeing claims for the Management Liability department. Prior to that, Kristine oversaw a team that handled a wide variety of Management Liability and Professional Liability claims as Assistant Vice President for Liberty International Underwriters, and handled claims across those lines for Liberty since 2011. Prior to that, Kristine was a Claims Consultant in the Public Company D&O group at the Hartford, and began her career in private practice as an insurance defense and coverage attorney. <br/><br/> Kristine received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York, and her B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Kristine is admitted to practice law in the State of New York. </p>
|USI Insurance Services|
|Yaminah Williams||Hiscox USA|
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