Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 7:05 PM EDT
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Yankee Stadium 
1 E 161 St
Bronx, NY 10451

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The Westin New York Grand Central 
212 East 42nd Street
New York, New York 10017

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Cut-Off Date: May 31, 2023, or when room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

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Courtney Peters 
Professional Liability Attorney Network 
Visit the PLAN Website: www.planattorney.org

PLAN Regional Meeting: New York 

Join the members of PLAN for education & networking with insurance industry colleagues.

Join fellow industry colleagues and the members of PLAN on Thursday, June 22 for a day of networking and education, along with a highly anticipated baseball game with the Yankees and the Mariners, at Yankee Stadium! Our program begins with lunch and will include an afternoon of timely presentations and education. Our day will conclude with watching the Yankees battle it out with the Seattle Mariners. 

Program Agenda:

*A full agenda with session details will be coming soon!

Program Chairs: Melissa Lessell of Deutsch Kerrigan, LLP and Reshma Khanna of Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck LLP 

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Registration & Lunch at NY Steak

1:55 pm – 2:00 pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Today's Legal and Insurance Profession

Description: The legal profession is generally perceived as behind other professions when it comes to diversity and inclusion. However, change is afoot. Many law firms have increased efforts in participating in diversity and inclusion programs. Our presenters will explore what diversity and inclusion efforts are now required by clients, how programs like Mansfield Cerification, Human Rights Campaign and NAMWOLF have positively impacted the legal profession, and how to avoid reverse discrimination arising from diversity and inclusion efforts.

Moderator: Reshma Khanna, Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck LLP (New York)
Speakers: Anne Catapano, Ascot, Shari Mattis, ANV, Erin Ringbloom, Allied World, and Shannon Stevens, Markel

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Pardon the Interruption: EPL and MPL Updates

Description: Get the latest rundown on emerging topics in employment practices and professional liability in this engaging panel presentation. Presenters will try to beat the clock all while providing legal updates on subjects such as workplace violence, chat gpt and AI as an increased risk for professional errors, cannabis in the workplace, trends in miscellaneous professional liability, the generational differences impacting the post-COVID workplace, and much more!

Moderator: Christopher R. Hedican, Baird Holm, LLP (Nebraska)
Speakers: Frank Amato, AXA XL Cyber Team, Carla Caliendo, Sompo, Colleen Corriston, Chubb, and Vijay Mago, O'Hagan Meyer

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Social Inflation, Nuclear Verdicts, and Lizard Lawyers

Description: The terms "social inflation," "reptilian tactics," and "nuclear verdicts" are all of the buzz the past few years, in some cases eventually paving the way to legislative changes. But, what can be done in the day-to-day to best defend and guard against these cases and their potential "nuclear" outcomes? This session will discuss what lies at the heart of these cases as well as targeted defense strategies and risk management techniques to help mitigate the risk of a runaway verdict and "slay the lizards".

Moderator: Melody Jolly, Cranfill Sumner, LLP (North Carolina)
Speakers: Scott Barabash, Aspen Insurance, Robyn Lauber, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, and Jonathan Vine, Cole, Scott, and Kissane

5:30 pm
Closing Remarks; Adjourn to the Suites for a Reception, Pictures and Autographs with a Surprise Guest!

7:05 pm
Yankees v. Mariners

Registration is FREE and OPEN ONLY to insurance industry professionals.

We will provide evaluations via email following the workshop.

Attendance Policy:
You must be present at all sessions to receive full Continuing Education credit. Continuing Legal Education credits will be based on the total amount of time attended. Late arrival or early departure will jeopardize the amount of credits you receive but will not preclude entrance into the sessions.