Learn the latest on Mastering Insurance Law CLE with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.
Mastering Insurance Law CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
Includes Online Access to complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
Today, more businesses and individuals are turning to insurance to shield liabilities and protect assets. Insurance claims and disputes have consequently increased in both number and complexity in recent years. Developments in the law and regulatory changes warrant a use of cutting-edge techniques to best advantage your client. An authoritative panel of three of the top insurance lawyers in the country will share their insight on the most effective strategies and techniques in insurance coverage and claims. Topics include obtaining key documents, allocating costs, and investigation of claims. The faculty will also cover property insurance issues, class actions & certifications, bad faith exposure, and reservation of rights, among others. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the seminar. Agenda: 1. Winning Techniques in Insurance Coverage & Policy Disputes:
a. Solutions for Negotiating Policy Claims
b. Effectively Obtaining & Using Key Documents
c. Allocating Costs in Covered & Non-Covered Claims
d. What Successful Lawyers Need to Understand in Investigations of Claims 2. Winning Techniques for Defending Insurance Companies:
a. Strategies on Defending Underwriters
b How Can An Insurer Best Reserve Its Right?
c. Corporate Deals & Related Insurance Issues
d. Director & Officer Liability
e. Groundbreaking New Cases This Year & on the Horizon 3. Successful Techniques for Property Insurance & Class Cases:
a. Strategies on Reducing Class Action & Bad Faith Exposure
b. Class Issues Related to Hurricane & Flood Insurance
c. Winning with the Class Action Fairness Act & Class Certifications
d. The Role of Daubert in Insurance Disputes
e. What Counsel Needs to Know about Claim-handling Practices
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Paul Koepff
is a Partner at Clyde & Co. He has handled insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes for over 30 years and has been counsel of record in some of the most significant and far-reaching insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes. He has served as lead counsel in precedent setting cases, including those relating to rejecting joint and several liability, adopting allocation, adopting a fair reading of pollution exclusions, as well as significant coverage issues. In addition, he is the contributing author of a prominent multi-volume text on insurance law, a multi-volume treatise entitled “Law and Practice of Insurance Coverage Litigation,” and also recently published a book entitled, “Inside the Minds: The Insurance Business.” Mr. Koepff is recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 USA as one of the nation’s leading insurance lawyers.
2. John S. Vishneski
is a Partner at Reed Smith, where he focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage litigation. He places special emphasis on toxic tort, environmental and intellectual property insurance coverage disputes, having represented clients in many jurisdictions. Mr. Vishneski has represented clients in insurance coverage disputes involving diverse types of insurance, including First Party Property policies, General Liability policies, Directors & Officers Liability policies and Employment Practices Liability policies and has extensive knowledge of insurance policy drafting history. His practice is nationwide and has also involved Lloyds and the London Market. Mr. Vishneski also acts as both neutral and party appointed arbitrator in complex insurance coverage disputes. He has written and spoken extensively on insurance law, including on developments for policyholders, payouts, liabilities created by Sarbanes-Oxley, and coverage for sub-prime claims. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
3. Wystan M. Ackerman
is a Partner at Robinson & Cole, where he chairs the Firm’s Class Action Team. He has defended class actions in a variety of industries, including insurance, products liability, financial services, consumer contracts, and securities. Mr. Ackerman’s practice has a major focus on insurance. He writes a popular blog on insurance class actions, which was recently selected as a top insurance blog of the year. He also contributes to a popular blog on property insurance. Mr. Ackerman regularly serves as national counsel for insurance companies in class actions, complex coverage litigation, and appeals. He currently represents insurance carriers in various putative class actions involving insurance coverage and market conduct/claim-handling practices. He has served on the defendants’ steering committee and as a lead author of trial and appellate briefs on behalf of numerous insurers in high-profile class actions arising from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, such as, In re Katrina Canal Breaches Litigation (flood exclusion), the Louisiana attorney general’s class action against the insurance industry involving the Road Home program, and the class action litigation involving the Louisiana Valued Policy Law. Mr. Ackerman has extensive experience with respect to issues of federal jurisdiction for class actions under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). He successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Standard Fire Insurance Company v. Knowles, No. 11-1450, the first case in which the Court has granted certiorari on an issue of federal jurisdiction under CAFA. Mr. Ackerman also has considerable experience advising insurers with respect to complex coverage issues and litigating coverage cases at the trial and appellate levels. He has counseled insurers with respect to homeowners, commercial property, and builders risk claims for Chinese-made drywall. He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.
You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed. CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
1. Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
2. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits
3. Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
4. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
5. Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
6. Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
7. District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
8. Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
9. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
10. Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
11. Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
12. Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
13. Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**
14. Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
15. Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**
16. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
17. Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
18. New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
19. New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
20. South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**
21. Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462. REGISTER FOR CLE CREDIT AND LISTEN & LEARN AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH THIS CONVENIENT 24/7 ON-DEMAND SEMINAR & PODCAST.
You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.