Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 12:45 PM to 7:05 PM CDT
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American Airlines Conference Center  
1101 W Waveland Ave f2
Chicago, IL 60613


Wrigley Field 
1060 W Addison St
Chicago, IL 60613

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InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile 
505 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

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Cut-Off Date: June 28, 2023, or when room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Please note: This hotel is in downtown Chicago (on the Magnificent Mile) and is not by the baseball field as in previous years.

PLAN Event Contact

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

PLAN Regional Meeting: Chicago 

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

Join fellow industry colleagues and the members of PLAN on Thursday, July 20 for a day of networking and education, along with a highly anticipated baseball game with the Cubs and the Cardinals, at Wrigley Stadium! Our program begins with lunch and will include an afternoon of timely presentations and education. Our day will conclude with watching the Cubs battle it out with the Cardinals. 

Program Agenda:

Program Chairs:
Kevin O'Hagan of O'Hagan Meyer and Shelly Pagac of Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm
Registration & Lunch

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

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
AI in the Legal and Insurance Worlds

Moderator: Jamie Filipovic, O'Hagan Meyer
Speakers: Ryan Benson, O'Hagan Meyer, Scott Karalis, Intact Insurance, Gail Rabinowitz, The Hartford, and Sarah Abrams, Bowhead Specialty Underwriters

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"Weathering the Storm: How to Shelter Clients from Harassment Claims"

Description: This panel will address how to investigate complaints of discrimination or harassment; describe what constitutes harassment; teach claims professionals how to train employees; and how to recognize ways to defend claims if they are made. Using an actual case, we will discuss ways the case could have been handled differently so that claims do not arise.

Moderator: Shelly Pagac, Pietragallo Gordon Alfanso Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Speakers: Andy Dorman, Reminger and Trenton Gill, Reminger, Cynthia Carter, Berkley Select, and Camille Cribaro-Mello, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Social Inflation, Nuclear Verdicts, and Lizard Lawyers

Description: Nuclear verdicts are multi-million dollar awards, disproportionate to the injuries sustained or medical bills incurred by the plaintiff, usually for a plaintiff's subjective and immeasurable pain and suffering. This session will focus on recent nuclear verdicts throughout the U.S., the "why" behind nuclear verdicts, what the insurance professional and their counsel can do to combat these verdicts, and how to identify and combat the plaintiff attorneys' reptile strategy which is a main driving force behind many of these nuclear verdicts.

Moderator: Kevin O'Hagan, O'Hagan Meyer
Speakers: Kelly Theard, Deutsch Kerrigan, Joel Lasky, Nautilus, Mark Kohler, Travelers, and Marty Schnabel, Falcon, Corrie Hurm, Embroker, Jeff Yao, Berkley Select, Laura Zaroski, Gallagher, Jennifer Bergstrom, Hiscox, Michael Powell, Renne Robak, Starr Companies, and Barrie Brejcha, Axis Capital

5:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Closing Remarks

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Network Reception

7:05 pm
Cubs vs. Cardinals

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.