This series was designed for in-house counsel, insurance executives, claims professionals, and risk managers at insurance companies. Topics will include legal issues arising from cyber coverage, trends in class action lawsuits, technology contract issues, and managing outside counsel in first- and third-party claims litigation. Those persons interested in litigation trends and technology contract issues affecting the field of property/casualty insurance will find value in attending this series. The webinars in this series are not pre-qualified for CLE credit, but the content may qualify for individual state bar requirements.
Recognizing that one size does not always fit all, NAMIC has created flexible registration options for your organization. You have the option to register for individual webinars, the full Legal and Litigation Series, or a Company Pass, which gives you access to all six 2022 webinar series. Individual sessions will be listed below as they are confirmed.
All webinars will air at 2 p.m. ET and will be available on-demand to view at your convenience within 24 hours of the live airing. All registered attendees have access to the on-demand recordings for up to one year.
This session will provide an overall economic outlook of the property/casualty insurance industry. This session will include a high-level look at industry trends and disrupters. The always-popular Robert Hartwig, Ph.D., will provide important insights that will help you manage your company’s risk.
Director, Center for Risk & Uncertainty Management
University of South Carolina
Class actions against insurers are on the rise from those related to premiums charged to insureds during the pandemic to total-loss claims and many other areas. During this session, speakers Laura Gregory and Dan Cotter will discuss trends in class action litigation and insurance and how NAMIC members can navigate this growing exposure.
Attorney and Counselor
Howard & Howard
Sloane and Walsh LLP
Most insurance executives and lawyers only deal with intellectual property in a claims environment such as when an insured has been sued for some type for IP infringement. This session, however, will explore the main types of IP and review basic protection and monetization strategies for insurance executives and lawyers so that the insurers’ brands and content may be best protected.
An insurance company’s legal counsel – both in-house and outside counsel – can provide a carrier with invaluable advice and assistance with difficult first- and third-party claims. Insurers and their counsel, however, should take care to ensure that counsel’s scope of representation does not exceed the role allowed by the local jurisdiction. For example, counsel in first- and third-party claims can often be accused of assuming the role of claims professional. Also, insurance coverage counsel in third-party claims can be accused of assuming duties better left to the insured’s defense counsel. This webinar will discuss the proper role of outside counsel in these claims and how moving beyond those roles can have negative effects on a carrier’s attorney-client privilege and good-faith claims handling.
Reichardt Noce & Young LLC
As cyber and privacy events and exposures have increased in frequency and severity, a variety of legal issues are beginning to emerge for insurers handling cyber claims. This session will provide an overview of those issues, which include subrogation, priority of coverage, the duty to cooperate, and the insurability of regulatory fines and penalties.
Executive Assistant – Member Experience