Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
800 Opryland Drive
The 2017 CLM Annual Conference is a mix of interactive educational sessions and networking events for professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. The conference will have numerous industry professionals including Cozen O'Connor attorneys Irene Yesowitch, Janet Davis, Alicia Curran, Jodi McDougall, and Anthony DiPietra, all of the Global Insurance Department.
Irene Yesowitch will participate on the panel "Mock Mediation — Explosive Coverage Arguments Meet Bad Facts." The participants in this session will actually decide the terms of a mediated settlement between two insurers.
Janet Davis will be joining the panel "The Sky is Falling or Is the Sky the Limit? Managing Potentially Catastrophic Exposures in D&O Claims." With securities litigation filings at their highest levels since the securities laws revisions in 1995, the number of securities claims is on the rise.
Alicia Curran's session is titled "The Insurer's Duty to Settle Third-Party Liability Claims." In third-party liability claims, insurers frequently deal with pre-litigation and litigation policy limits demands from claimant's/plaintiff's counsel. These settlement demands often come with numerous conditions and short deadlines that require immediate attention from claim managers.
Jodi McDougall will participate on the panel titled "Strategies for Taking the Offensive," wich will focus on taking the fight back to bad acting claimants and will apply equally to claims adjusters, in-house counsel, defense counsel, and insurance executives.
Anthony DiPietra's session is titled "Preventing Water Restoration Contractors from Soaking the Insurer." In homeowners and commercial water damage losses, insurers often are presented with large, and questionable, emergency remediation bills. Insurers and policyholders often are victims of these practices.