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17 Aug 2016 Upcoming Webinar on Aug. 23: What Keeps You Up At Night?

  It can be invaluable to implement a strong compliance program and back it up with a well-considered insurance program. Barnes & Thornburg’s compliance, insurance and white collar attorneys are hosting a complimentary webinar on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 3 p.m. (Eastern) that will introduce tools to evaluate and manage emerging risks – the ones that keep you up at night and how they can be covered by insurance.   Specifically, our insurance recovery attorneys will discuss insurance coverage that may be available for government investigation and litigation defense under a variety of policies, including directors and officers (D&O), professional errors and omissions (E&O), cybercrime, and commercial general liability policies. Reviewing your coverage may result in finding “hidden treasure” that might relieve your company – and individual…

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16 Dec 2015 Andy Detherage and Charlie Edwards present Lessons from a Recent $204 Million Jury Verdict Against 17 Insurers

Andy Detherage and Charlie Edwards, co-chairs of the firm’s Insurance Recovery & Counseling Practice Group, recently provided two CLE’s on the subject “Handling A Complex Insurance Claim:  Lessons From A Recent $204 Million Jury Verdict Against 17 Insurers.”   On Dec. 4, Andy and Charlie presented at the Winter ACCumulate Conference for the ACC Indiana chapter. Nearly 60 in-house counsel members of the chapter attended the event which was held at the MISO headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.   On Dec. 15, Andy and Charlie, joined by Andrea Warren of the Indianapolis office, did a similar presentation via webinar to a group of approximately 30 participants.   Both presentations included the following topics: Understanding your coverage Putting together your claim Avoiding procedural traps The importance of preparation…

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08 Sep 2015 Now available for viewing – Insurance Law Webinar: You’re Covered, But…

Two weeks ago, attorneys from our Policyholder Insurance Recovery and Counseling practice group hosted a webinar which featured discussion on tips to help policyholders get all the coverage they bargained for. The webinar was recorded and is now available for viewing.   The speakers and topics in the webinar include:   Full Coverage – An Insurance Agent’s Duty to Advise? Robert G. Devetski, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg   Absent a “special relationship,” an agent generally owes no duty to advise a policyholder about the adequacy of coverage. Here we consider factors which can create that “special relationship” and a resulting duty to advise.     Your Liability Insurer Agreed to Defend? Don’t Relax Yet John Fischer, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg   Getting your liability carrier…

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04 Aug 2015 Join Us for an Insurance Law Webinar: You’re Covered, But…

Mark your calendar and join us for an insurance webinar on Tuesday, August 25 at 3 p.m. (Eastern). The Barnes & Thornburg Insurance Recovery and Counseling attorneys will provide tips to help your company get all the coverage it bargained for. The program is complimentary, and 1.5 hours of CLE credit is pending. You don’t want to miss this!   Full Coverage – An Insurance Agent’s Duty to Advise? Robert G. Devetski, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg Absent a “special relationship,” an agent generally owes no duty to advise a policyholder about the adequacy of coverage. Here we consider factors which can create that “special relationship” and a resulting duty to advise.   Your Liability Insurer Agreed to Defend? Don’t Relax Yet John Fischer, Partner, Barnes…

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28 May 2015 Management of Insurance Claims Webinar – Now Available for Viewing

In April, Barnes & Thornburg insurance recovery attorneys presented on best practices in managing insurance claims. The webinar was recorded and is now available for viewing.   Featured speakers discussed:   The Importance of Choice of Law – Adam Hollander This overview identified several fundamental variations in substantive state coverage law, different choice of law approaches throughout the country, and choice of law issues that all policyholders should consider to optimize their chances for a successful recovery.     Top Ten Tips for Pre-Litigation Coverage Practice – Andrea Warren This assessment highlighted the importance of initial communication with your carriers and provided best practices for getting your claim paid without litigation—or improving your position if coverage litigation is necessary.     Strategies for Creating a…

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17 Apr 2015 Best Practices in Managing Insurance Claims

Join Barnes & Thornburg insurance recovery attorneys on Tuesday, April 28, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. for a discussion regarding best practices in managing insurance claims.   During this webinar, featured speakers Kara Cleary, Adam Hollander and Andrea Warren will address:   The Importance of Choice of Law This overview will identify several fundamental variations in substantive state coverage law, different choice of law approaches throughout the country, and choice of law issues that all policyholders should consider to optimize their chances for a successful recovery.   Top Ten Tips for Pre-Litigation Coverage Practice This practical assessment will highlight the importance of initial communication with your carriers and provide best practices for getting your claim paid without litigation—or improving your position if coverage litigation is…

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26 Mar 2015 Ken Gorenberg and Leslie Weiss to speak at upcoming Strafford live webinar A 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Two Barnes & Thornburg partners, Ken Gorenberg from the Policyholder Insurance Recovery Group and Leslie Weiss from the Corporate Department, will be speaking at a Strafford live webinar, “Drafting Enforceable Limitation of Liability Clauses in Business Contracts,” on Tuesday, April 14, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. EDT.   Ken and Leslie will be members of a panel that will provide guidance to business counsel for drafting and negotiating enforceable limitation of liability clauses in business contracts. This is an encore presentation with live Q&A.   The panel will review key issues such as: What considerations should business counsel take into account when drafting and negotiating limitation of liability provisions in contracts? What enforceability challenges do parties commonly face when seeking to invoke a limitation of…

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15 Jan 2015 Ken Gorenberg to speak at upcoming Strafford live webinar A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Ken Gorenberg, from Barnes & Thornburg’s Policyholder Insurance Recovery Group, will be speaking at an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Drafting Enforceable Limitation of Liability Clauses in Business Contracts,” on Tuesday, March 3, 1-2:30 p.m. EST.   Ken will be a member of a panel that will provide guidance to business counsel for drafting and negotiating enforceable limitation of liability clauses in business contracts.   The panel will review key issues such as: What considerations should business counsel take into account when drafting and negotiating limitation of liability provisions in contracts? What enforceability challenges do parties commonly face when seeking to invoke a limitation of liability clause? What is the interplay between limitation of liability clauses and indemnification provisions in business agreements?     We hope…

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09 Jan 2015 2014 Year in Review: A National Insurance Recovery Webinar

Mark your calendar and join us for a national insurance recovery webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. (Eastern). The Barnes & Thornburg insurance recovery attorneys will review 2014’s major legal developments and trends in insurance coverage and recovery. You will learn more about how the events of the past year affected:   Directors and Officers (D&O) coverage Excess umbrella liability coverage Coverage for business torts and consumer false advertising claims Coverage for environmental contamination claims Cyber liability and data breach   BARNES & THORNBURG SPEAKERS             Charlie Denton   Bob Devetski   Charlie Edwards   Scott Godes            Ken Gorenberg   Chris Lynch   David Schack You won’t want to miss this lively discussion of…

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12 Sep 2014 Ken Gorenberg to speak at upcoming Strafford live webinar A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

  Ken Gorenberg, from Barnes & Thornburg’s Policyholder Insurance Recovery Group, will be speaking at an upcoming Strafford live webinar, “Drafting Indemnification and Hold Harmless Provisions in Commercial Contracts,” on Tuesday, October 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m ET.   Ken will be a member of a panel that will be providing guidance to business counsel for drafting and negotiating indemnification and hold harmless provisions in commercial contracts. He will discuss key elements of indemnification agreements, including scope, exclusions and cost allocation; enforceability challenges; and strategies for avoiding common negotiation pitfalls.   Register by September 19 and attend the program at half off. Use this link and the offer will be reflected automatically in your cart. Kenneth GorenbergKenneth M. Gorenberg is a partner in the Chicago…

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