As we head into the end of 2023, this webinar will explore the perennial coverage issues in the professional and management liability space and discuss key insurance coverage decisions issued within the past year. Attendees will learn what judicial trends have developed in 2023, how policy language can be modified to avoid coverage litigation, and what the potential emerging coverage issues are.

The Year in Review webinar hosted by PLUS not only attracted an impressive gathering of over 150 attendees but also provided a comprehensive overview of pertinent cases within the industry. With a panel featuring six distinguished figures in the realm of professional liability, participants were guaranteed a wealth of valuable information.

This marks the culmination of the free webinars for the year 2023, and we encourage you to stay tuned to the PLUS website’s Event Calendar for updates on forthcoming webinars in the year 2024.

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Meet the Speakers

Elan Kandel, Bailey Cavalieri LLC

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.

Affiliations and Civic Involvement
Professional Liability Underwriting Society

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York NY, J.D. (2000)
Tufts University, B.A. History, cum laude (1997)

Bar Admissions
New Jersey
New York
Carolyn Kang, Old Republic Professional 

Carolyn Kang is Practice Leader for Management Liability Claims at Old Republic Professional where she manages a team of Claims Counsel who handle EPL, D&O, and Fiduciary claims, brought against privately held and publicly traded companies, nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, and law firms. Prior to joining Old Republic Professional, Carolyn served as Senior Claims Manager for E&S Professional Liability Claims at AmTrust Financial Services. Carolyn received her B.S. with honors from Michigan State University and her J.D. from Indiana University in Bloomington where she served as Articles Editor of the Indiana Law Journal. She is admitted to practice in Illinois and Indiana.
Christina Errico, Ascot Group 
Olivia West, ANV Global Services Inc. 
Patrick Mitchell, Coalition, Inc. 

Patrick Mitchell has been the Executive Risks Lead at Coalition, Inc. since November 2019. Prior to joining Coalition, Patrick served as the Management Liability Product Head at Hiscox USA for 3 years, successfully leading a national book of business, including product and P&L responsibility. Prior to Hiscox, Patrick worked at AIG for 13 years in various levels of underwriting responsibility, most recently serving as the Head of SME for Financial Lines, overseeing management and professional liability for AIGs smallest insureds. During his time at these two leading carriers, he launched policy forms, created rate plans, and developed national broker relationships. Based in Arlington, VA, Patrick holds a Bachelors degree in history from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Thomas Lookstein, Starr Companies 

Thomas Lookstein is a Vice President of Financial Lines and Professional Liability Claims at Starr Companies. Prior to joining Starr Companies, Tom worked for several law firms where he represented insurers in coverage litigation in U.S. and London arbitrations, and monitored & handled D&O, EPL and E&O claims on behalf of domestic and foreign insurers. Tom received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
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