Event Date

June 28th, beginning at 12:30pm

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PLAN Contact

Kimbelry LaBounty
Professional Liability Attorney Network
Phone: 630.832.7526 
Email: KLaBounty@PLANattorney.org

Event Location

Hartford Marriott
200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT

Visit the PLAN Website: www.planattorney.org

PLAN Regional Meeting: Hartford
June 28, 2022

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

Program Agenda:

Program Chairs: Shannon Bell of Kelly Law Partners and Barry Postman of Cole, Scott & Kissane P.A. 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm         
Registration & Lunch

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm          
Welcome & Opening Remarks

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm          
You be the Judge: Evaluate Professional Liability and EPL Cases to Determine Real v. Fake

Moderator: Melissa Lessell, Deutch Kerrigan
Panelists: Jessica Aguiar, AWAC; Jessica Mendelson, Travelers;  Andy Dorman, Reminger; Tom Moore, Cap Specialty

Put your knowledge of EPL and professional liability law to the test in this interactive session led by industry professionals and defense attorneys. This continuing education course will be presented in moderated panel format, with each presenter discussing one or two of the “fact or fiction” case scenarios, impacts of the same, takeaways, etc.

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm           Break


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm           
What You Need to Know about Your Case Going to Trial...Aside from the Facts
 Moderator: Barry Postman of Cole, Scott & Kissane, PA

Panelists: Charlie Meyer, O’HaganMeyer; Rachel Plzak, Travelers

Proper analysis of each new case involves an evaluation of numerous variables. These variables change as the case moves through each litigation phase. The phases of litigation include: (1) Pre-Trial; (2) During Trial; and (3) Post-Trial. Our presentation is designed to help you understand the variables, so that you may take advantage of opportunities to resolve claims in a cost-effective manner.

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm           Break

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Mediation Missteps: How to Set the Stage for Successful Mediation and Avoid Mediation Traps 

ModeratorBrett Adair, Carr Allison
PanelistsGavino Cartiera, Chubb; Nadine Pare, Allied World; Stella Szantova Giordano, AXA XL

This session will include a discussion of current trends in mediation and of strategies to maximize the chances of reaching a settlement. The panel will share do’s and don’ts of mediation and offer tips on everything from selecting the right mediator to documenting the settlement.

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm         Closing Remarks

5:45 pm - 6:15pm         Shuttles to Hartford Athletics Game!

7:00 pm                         Hartford Athletics v. Colorado Springs Switchbacks

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Registration is FREE and OPEN ONLY to insurance industry professionals.