Mercedes Colwin, managing partner of Gordon & Rees's New York offices, was the moderator of a panel discussion on the topic of "One Degree of Separation Between Employees' Use of Social Networking and Employers' Exposures" at the 24th Annual International Conference of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society ("PLUS"), which took place November 2-4 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Ms. Colwin and her co-panelists provided an in-depth analysis of the rapid growth of social media sites and the challenges employers face when implementing company guidelines and procedures. The panel also addressed best practice guidance related to handling social networking claims and recruiting employees via social networking sites.
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, was the keynote speaker at the conference's Opening General Session. Other speakers included author Daniel Pink of the best-selling book Drive and A Whole New Mind, Dr. Robert P. Hartwig, President of the Insurance Information Institute, and Michael Tchong, founder of Ubercool
About the Professional Liability Underwriting Society: PLUS was founded in 1986 by industry professionals who recognized the need for a forum for individuals involved in the field of professional liability. The mission of PLUS is to enhance the professionalism of its members through education and other activities and to responsibly address issues related to professional liability. Membership consists of over 6,000 individuals, representing over 1,000 companies active in the many fields of professional liability. Please click here for more information about PLUS.