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May 2019

Los Angeles Partner Asim Desai Featured Presenter on Ethical Issues from Third-Party Bad Faith Setups at DRI Seminar

Insurance litigation partner Asim Desai will co-present "Ethical Issues Arising from Third-Party Bad Faith Setups and Consent Judgments" at DRI's Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability seminar on Thursday, June 6 at 2:10 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Joining Desai as a co-presenter is Krista Horn-Watkins of Travelers.

Their presentation will focus on the not uncommon decision for policyholders or their counsel to manage a claim by "setting up" the carrier for a subsequent bad faith action, laying traps along the way. Desai and Horn-Watkins will discuss how the insurer can recognize when this is happening and how to employ strategies to prevent bad faith liability. They will also address ethical considerations and preventative strategies. 

This three-day seminar will be held in Westin, Washington, D.C., City Center from June 5-7, 2019. For more information, please click here

Asim Desai is a litigation partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. He has extensive experience in high-stakes, complex litigation including insurance bad faith, corporate fraud, commercial litigation, intellectual property, product liability, professional liability and catastrophic personal injuries. Mr. Desai is routinely retained to associate or substitute in as trial counsel on the eve of trial in multi-million dollar exposure cases and has served several insurance carriers and in defense of the businesses they insure.

Desai has authored numerous articles on trial preparation and techniques, insurance bad faith, unauthorized practice of law and punitive damages, and is routinely invited to speak for various national organizations such as Defense Research Institute, the Property Loss Research Bureau, International Association of Defense Counsel and American Conference Institute. Desai is admitted to all California State and Federal Courts and is a member of the invitation only International Association of Defense Counsel and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Asim K. Desai