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More than 800 attorneys strong, Wilson Elser serves clients of all sizes across multiple industries. It maintains 38 domestic offices, another in London and enjoys more extensive international reach as a founding member of Legalign Global.  The firm is currently ranked 56th in the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500.
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24 Apr 2024 Summit: Princeton United States

Jonathan Meer (Partner-New York, NY) will present “Artificial Intelligence and the Growing Concerns for the Insurance Market” at the Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association BRMA Education Summit to be held April 23–24, 2024, in Princeton, New Jersey. Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the insurance industry, offering unprecedented opportunities for innovation and efficiency. Jonathan will explore the intersection of AI and the insurance market, shedding light on emerging risks, including product liability cases involving AI, AI’s impact on copy right claims and security issues caused by AI use. He also will discuss regulatory considerations shaping the landscape.

More information and registration are available on the event website.

24 Apr 2024 Panel: Princeton United States

Richard W. Boone Jr. (Partner-New York, NY) will present “Emerging Trends in Cyber Coverage” at the Brokers & Reinsurance Markets Association’s BRMA Education Summit to be held in Princeton, New Jersey, April 23–24, 2024. In little more than a decade, insurance coverage for cyber risk has evolved from an adjunct product to a core coverage for nearly every business type. The magnitude and nature of the cyber risks those businesses face, and costs and types of the coverage available for it, have similarly expanded. This program highlights the ever-evolving world of cyber-risk and the impact of growing cyber regulation on insurers and reinsurers. Richard also will discuss the evolution of cyber policies to meet the changing risk, the current trends in first- and third-party coverage, the changing tactics employed by threat actors and the growing challenge of disputes related to business interruption loss.

30 Apr 2024 Webinar: New York United States

New York City partners Ellen Greiper and Eugene Boulé will present “How the Recent RICO Complaints Change the Defense Landscape and What Insurance Companies Need to Do,” a Wilson Elser Forum webinar, on April 30, 2024. This webinar will focus on the implications of plaintiffs increasingly using civil RICO charges to pursue racketeering allegations against attorneys, doctors and other medical providers with varying degrees of success.

Defendants are refusing to testify during the pendency of these RICO actions, resulting in juries being disbanded or mistrials declared in existing matters. Importantly, a trend toward widespread fraudulent RICO claims is emerging, and numerous plaintiffs’ law firms have been identified as bad actors in this regard.

This webinar will explain the protocols our teams are using to assert counterclaims and present affirmative defenses, resulting in motions brought by plaintiffs’ counsel to withdraw their representations.

02 May 2024 Panel: New York United States

Otis Felder has been invited to join the Recreational Boating Committee panel at the 125th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, to be held May 1-3, 2024, in New York City. Other speakers are from the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Boat and Yacht Council. Otis will address developments in marine recreation law following his involvement in two Ninth Circuit cases. Topics include the enforceability of liability waivers under Ehart v. Lahaina Divers Inc.; limitation proceedings following Williams Sports Rentals Inc. v. Willis (In re Complaint & Petition of Williams Sports Rentals, Inc.); and indemnity and duty to defend. Otis has been a Proctor Member in the MLAUS since 2020 and has spoken at many of its past events on various topics, including marine insurance and maritime security issues.

More information is available on the event website.

07 May 2024 Webinar: New York United States

Lisa Wilson (Partner-Dallas, TX) and Stephanie Reda (Of Counsel-White Plains, NY) will present “How to Note the File,” a Wilson Elser Insurance Coverage Master Class, on May 7, 2024. They will provide adjusters with strategies for updating their claim files in a meaningful way to keep the adjustment on track and moving forward. Topics include the problems with “tone” in emails and claim notes that later can impact litigation of the claim; the role of supervisors and their notes in the process; and common mistakes made by even the most experienced adjusters that can impact how others view the file. All of the examples are events from adjusters with 10 or more years of experience.

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09 May 2024 Webinar: New York United States

Ashley Gilmore (Partner-Dallas, TX), Erik Tomberg (Partner-Raleigh, NC) and Blake Crawford (Of Counsel-Dallas, TX) will present “Navigating the Duty to Defend and the Insured’s Right to Independent Counsel,” a Wilson Elser Insurance Coverage Master Class, on May 9, 2024. They will explore the frameworks for determining when a liability insurer has a duty to defend its insured and when the insured has a right to select independent counsel. Topics include the rules for reviewing the underlying pleading, whether extrinsic information can be considered, when a conflict of interest exists requiring independent counsel, and rate and reporting issues pertaining to independent counsel. General principles will be discussed, as well as specific rules in five key jurisdictions: California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas.

10 May 2024 Other: Albany United States

Kadeem Wolliaston (Associate-Albany, NY) will join Hon. Mae D’Agostino, a judge for the Northern District of New York, to present on Law Day 2024, sponsored by United States District Court for the Northern District of New York in partnership with the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. The event is an annual commemoration to celebrate the rule of law and cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal system. This year’s “Voices of Democracy” Law Day theme encourages Americans to participate in the 2024 elections by deepening their understanding of the electoral process. Kadeem and Judge D’Agostino with speak with high school students about participation in democracy. Topics include Understanding the Electoral Process, Discussing Issues Honestly and Civilly, and Turning Out to Vote.

14 May 2024 Webinar: New York United States

Susan Schwartz (Partner-Dallas, TX), Tommy Spitaletto (Partner-Dallas, TX) will present “The Art of Mediation,” a Wilson Elser Insurance Coverage Master Class, on May 14, 2024. They will host mediators who have waded into the murky depths of the coverage battle in the first-party and third-party contexts. Discussions will be practical and enlightening to the professional audience. Issues include how best to present a coverage dispute for the mediator’s consideration, and what coverage counsel need in their toolbox to help the mediator focus on the essential factual and legal issues that need resolution. The mediators will discuss the types of information – or behaviors – that are counterproductive to their efforts. They will guide attendees in knowing what works and what does not in preparation, presentation and success in the mediated case.

16 May 2024 Webinar: New York United States

Richard Boone Jr. (Partner-New York, NY), Jonathan Meer (Partner-New York, NY), Richard Bortnick (Of Counsel-Philadelphia, PA) and Siobhán Mueller (Of Counsel-New York, NY) will present “The Ever-Evolving World of Cyber Coverage,” a Wilson Elser Insurance Coverage Master Class, on May 16, 2024. This program will flag the growing areas of cyber-risk and the impact of cyber regulation on claims specialists and cyber insurers. An update on evolving cyber language in the lines of business and a focus on the current trends in first- and third-party coverage are included. The program will conclude with thoughts on threat actors and their use of growing regulations to threaten organizations, changes in cyber policies, and actions related to disputes over business interruption.

21 May 2024 Webinar: New York United States

Jennifer Martin Partner-Dallas, TX), Graham Pulvere (Partner-Birmingham, AL), Dale Dobuler (Of Counsel-Orlando, FL), Robin Wexler (Of Counsel-Houston, TX) will present “Thorny Issues, Strategic Solutions: Mastering the Legal Challenges of First-Party Appraisals,” a Wilson Elser Insurance Coverage Master Class, on May 21, 2024. This course will arm attendees with the strategies and insights needed to navigate the thorny issues that can arise in first-party appraisals. The presenters will discuss hidden traps and legal landmines that can derail the appraisal process and confound even the most experienced claims professionals, and provide proactive strategies and practical tools to guard against pitfalls.

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