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January 2010

DRI's Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute: April 14-16 in Chicago

Conference Invitation: Whether you are a seasoned veteran or are new to the coverage and claims arena, DRI's annual Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute will increase your understanding of new and emerging issues to give you an edge. The speakers are drawn from top defense attorneys, in-house counsel, claims personnel, insurance regulators and judges to bring you new views and different perspectives on the latest coverage and claims issues.  This annual program provides plentiful opportunities to be face-to-face with in-house counsel, colleagues and clients to expand your professional network.  Please click here for a copy of the agenda and information about registration.

Insurance Bad Faith: Gordon & Rees Partner Matthew S. Foy (San Francisco), a member of the Steering Committee of DRI, is the Chair of the Insurance Bad Faith track at the conference which will include presentations on strategies for defending against bad faith claims, bad faith dilemmas facing insurers today, and new decisions affecting the attorney-client privilege. The program concludes with a session on bad faith damages, including insight on what it may cost when an insurance company makes a mistake and outlining the steps an insurer can take to minimize damages.

Professional Liability: Gordon & Rees Partner Ryan T. Brown (Chicago) will be presenting a session on the "Liability of Agents and Brokers" as part of the Professional Liability track presented by DRI's Professional Liability Committee.  The session will bring you the most up-to-date law and practice tips on the liability of agents and brokers. The Professional Liability track will concentrate on emerging issues in professional liability, including recurring liability themes related to the modern electronic evils and digital dilemmas.  The track concludes with practical tips on how to avoid and defend legal malpractice claims, and the fundamental differences between occurrence-based and claims-made policies will be covered.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Ryan T. Brown
Matthew S. Foy