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Challenging Force Majeure & Insurance Defenses for Successful Recovery CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

SKU: 297460 $179.00 $149.00 Rossdale Savings:: $30.00

Learn the latest on Suing & Defending Covid-19 Breach and Liability Claims 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.

Challenging Force Majeure & Insurance Defenses for Successful Recovery CLE

90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
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.


As clients have now lost trillions of dollars due to Covid-19, there is an immediate need for attorneys to challenge force majeure & insurance defenses for successful recovery, business disruption advice, & bankruptcy considerations. All companies, clients, and governments need to assess their rights and counter-party's rights and remedies as performance of obligations become hindered due to this epidemic. While the virus further spreads around the country and world, attorneys must be fluent in cutting-edge legal issues involving business losses, impracticability, impossibility, insurance litigation, force majeure, commercial claims, defenses, distressed assets, and bankruptcy, among others. The faculty for this seminar features several leading authorities who will share the latest legal developments, strategies, and requirements for government, in-house, & private practitioners alike. This comprehensive program is a must-attend for attorneys seeking to best counsel clients on challenging force majeure & insurance defenses involving the Coronavirus. Registration includes online access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and techniques discussed in the program.


a. Impracticability & Impossibility due to Coronavirus/Covid-19

b. Critical Legal Challenges facing Governments, Companies, Workplaces, & Individuals

c. Successful Business Disruption & Insurance Recovery Claims

d. Developments involving Insurance Defenses

e. Force Majeure Arguments & Defenses

f. Cutting-edge Bankruptcy Claims involving Covid-19

g. Understanding Federal & State Regulations

h. Effective Insurance Recovery

i. Handling Distressed Assets due to the Coronavirus

j. Clauses relating to Disease, Epidemic, Pandemic, & Quarantine

l. Legal Issues involving Supply Chain & Distribution

Recorded Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Robert D. Chesler is a Partner at Anderson Kill, where he represents policyholders in a broad variety of coverage claims against their insurers and advises companies with respect to their insurance programs. He is also a member of Anderson Kill's Cyber Insurance Recovery group. A leading participant in the birth of modern insurance law in the early 1980s, Mr. Chesler has earned the reputation as "The Insurance Guru" for exceptional insurance coverage knowledge, and has emerged as a leader in such new areas of insurance coverage as cyber-insurance, D&O, IP, and privacy insurance. He has served as the attorney of record in more than 30 reported insurance decisions, representing clients including General Electric, Ingersoll-Rand, Westinghouse, Schering, Chrysler, and Unilever, as well as many small businesses including gas stations and dry cleaners. He has received numerous professional accolades, including a top-tier ranking for Insurance Litigation: Chambers USA: American's Leading Lawyers for Business, which dubs him a "dominant force in coverage disputes" and cites a client who calls him "a dean of the insurance Bar; one of the brightest in writing about and analyzing insurance coverage." He is also listed in The Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Who's Who Legal in the Insurance and Reinsurance section of the publication. Mr. Chesler holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

2. Sean A. Gordon is Partner at Thompson Hine, where he is a member of the firm's Business Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy practice group. He focuses on bankruptcy reorganization and litigation, creditors’ rights, loan restructuring and workouts, foreclosure, and commercial and real estate litigation. Mr. Gordon represents lenders, corporations, creditors’ committees, trustees, individual creditors, lessors, lessees, debtors and landlords, both inside and outside of bankruptcy. He has broad experience in federal, state and bankruptcy courts throughout the United States. He also concentrates his practice on defending lenders and mortgage servicers in actions brought by borrowers asserting mortgage-related claims, including allegations of wrongful foreclosure, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) violations, Truth in Lending Act (TILA) violations, slander to title and state mortgage statute violations. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

3. John C. Allerding is Counsel at Thompson Hine, where he is a member of the Firm’s Business Restructuring, Creditor’s Rights & Bankruptcy and Business Litigation practice group. He represents clients in a wide range of industries on a variety of different matters, including commercial and creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, distressed and special asset workouts, drafting and negotiation of asset purchase agreements, preference action litigation, fraudulent transfer litigation, Uniform Commercial Code disputes, assignments for the benefit of creditors, commercial litigation, contract analysis and negotiation, corporate director and officer liability litigation, financial institution and mortgage servicer defense under various federal and state consumer protection statutes, and trust reformation and litigation. Mr. Allerding is also committed to improving the lives of those in our community through his work as a member of the Board of Directors for Towards Employment, a member of the American Bar Association Military Pro Bono Project, and The Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. He is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School.

4. Nicholas M. Insua is a Partner at Anderson Kill, who focuses his practice on insurance recovery litigation and counseling. He also represents clients in business disputes outside the insurance coverage context. Mr. Inua represents policyholder clients in catastrophic first-party property damage and business interruption claims. He is co-author of Business Income Insurance Disputes, and a leading treatise on business interruption and time-element insurance issues. In his liability coverage work, he represents companies and executives under D&O and E&O policies. Mr. Insua has represented clients under general liability insurance policies for all manner of underlying claims; as well as claims under employment practices liability policies, inland marine insurance policies, and fidelity and crime policies. He has also worked on reinsurance arbitrations, including domestic and foreign confidential arbitrations. In his commercial litigation practice, Mr. Insua has represented former business partners in disputes involving RICO and Lanham Act claims; a dispute between former corporate affiliates involving the interpretation of the former subsidiary’s distribution agreement; and disputes involving contractual and creditor rights. His experience includes all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. He has successfully gone to verdict for his clients on both jury and non-jury trials, an increasing rarity in contemporary commercial ligation. He has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country, and has also represented numerous clients for insurance and commercial litigation matters in both state and federal appellate courts. He is a graduate of Yale University and Rutgers School of Law.

5. Gerald P. Konkel is a Partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he focuses on recovering insurance assets by being trial-ready and trying or arbitrating high stakes cases when necessary. He was recently a trial team leader for ITT in two successful bench trials seeking declaratory relief on the issues of trigger of coverage, all sums v. pro rata allocation, vertical v. horizontal exhaustion, the impact of an allowed claim in insurer liquidation proceedings on accessing excess coverage, the duty to cooperate, and the application of prior insurance and non-cumulation of liability conditions to a insureds’ thousands of asbestos losses. ITT prevailed on all of the issues. The resulting decisions included a well-supported extension of the landmark Viking Pump “all sums” decision finding support for all sums based not only on prior insurance and non-cumulation of liability conditions in the policies but the standard “death at any time resulting therefrom” policy language, drafting history, and testimony of London ’71 umbrella form drafter Peter S. Wilson that Jay elicited at deposition and at trial. ITT also prevailed on its arguments concerning the non-impact of non-cumulation of liability conditions on its recoveries based in large measure on Mr. Wilson’s testimony. Mr. Konkel was also a key trial team member in a declaratory judgment asbestos coverage action for Goulds Pumps against a holdout insurer involving $50 million in coverage resulting in a successful judgment affirmed on appeal. In addition to preserving and recovering insurance assets through trials and by being trial-ready, Mr. Konkel works closely with the product liability and mass tort teams as well as business and finance attorneys to provide cross-disciplinary solutions to address clients’ liabilities and other business losses.

CLE Credit: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.

Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

California State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut for 1.5 CLE Credits

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Iowa Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE Credits

Kentucky Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Montana Commission of CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oklahoma Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits

Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE Credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Tennessee Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners 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.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

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