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1 Eclipsing New Heights Scaling the Skyscrapers of EPLI, Professional Liability and Insurance Defense Co-Hosted by ALFA International s Labor & Employment, Insurance & Professional Liability Practice Groups June 11-13, 2014 The Conrad New York Hotel

2 Eclipsing New Heights Scaling the Skyscrapers of EPLI, Professional Liability and Insurance Defense All About Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is undergoing an exciting revitalization, yet it also retains a rich history. Enjoy the same panoramic views that welcomed millions of immigrants to life in a new land. Explore an abundance of cultural and historical attractions that together tell the tale of New York s rise to become the first modern city in the world, all within comfortable walking distance of your hotel. With panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and New York Harbor, you are also within a five-minute walk of the Skyscraper Museum, Freedom Tower, Wall Street, Museum of Jewish Heritage, and Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. The hotel is a five-minute cab ride to the trendy Soho, Tribeca and Meatpacking neighborhoods known for their boutique shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Conrad New York Hotel is 25 minutes from Laguardia and Newark airports. The hotel is 45 minutes from JFK. What is ALFA International? ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA is the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. We have 145 member firms throughout the world. Our 80 U.S. firms represent 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Our 65 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America. ALFA International s mission is to provide high quality, cost efficient legal services wherever our clients need them. The ALFA model enables our members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, often drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms. ALFA clients benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and accomplished trial and business counsel. Our member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community. Co-Hosted by ALFA International s Labor & Employment, Insurance & Professional Liability Practice Groups June 11-13, 2014 The Conrad New York Hotel Like looking up at imposing skyscrapers from street level, facing the myriad risks presented by EPLI, professional liability and insurance coverage and litigation can be quite intimidating. This skyline of claims, lawsuits and other corporate risks converging upon insurance companies and businesses is rife with pitfalls and challenges. The Insurance, Labor & Employment and Professional Liability Practice Groups of ALFA International have joined together to deliver a program that features first-class presentations on a variety of issues by experienced and well-qualified senior claims personnel, risk managers, brokers, in-house counsel and others. The program is designed to provide practical guidance and present corporate and insurer perspectives on a wide range of issues in the management and defense of EPLI, professional liability and insurance claims, including the many practical and ethical issues that arise in connection with such risks. Cutting edge issues such as cyberliability, accounting malpractice and emerging trends in employment litigation are among those that will be addressed. This program will elevate your understanding and ability to confront these issues with confidence and allow you to reach new heights previously thought unattainable. You will leave this program feeling sky high! Scott Trager Lead Program Chair, Insurance Law Practice Group SEMMES, BOWEN & SEMMES Baltimore, Maryland Yvette Davis Program Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group HAIGHT BROWN & BONESTEEL LLP Los Angeles, California Ryan Mock Program Chair, Professional Liability Practice Group HAWKINS PARNELL THACKSTON & YOUNG LLP Atlanta, Georgia

3 Wednesday, June 11 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EARLY REGISTRATION & FACULTY REHEARSAL Gallery & Studio 6 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ALFA ALL ATTORNEY MEETING Gallery 5 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Welcome Reception & Buffet Dinner Gallery Ballroom, The Conrad New York Hotel Thursday, June 12 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. BREAKFAST Gallery NE 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BREAK 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. PROGRAM SESSIONS 8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks Carol B. Ervin Chair, ALFA International Board of Directors YOUNG CLEMENT RIVERS LLP Charleston, South Carolina 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. GENERAL SESSION Pros and Cons of Arbitration v. Trials Most clients and often counsel believe arbitration is the better choice when it comes to the uncertainty of the jury trial in today s legal environment. Is this really true? This detailed panel discussion will look at the pros and cons of both arbitration and the jury trial for the lawyer and their client. The discussion will focus on some of the significant pitfalls and problems that can be associated with this critical decision. In almost every instance, there are benefits and risks to arbitration that have to be counter balanced against the risks of the jury trial. Is it better to save time and costs while also severely limiting your appellate rights? What does the client need and want to know from counsel when making this decision? What will the procedure for discovery and trial be in arbitration? What role do evidentiary concerns play in the choice for the lawyer and the client? How do you pick your decision maker if you don t have a jury? This discussion and the views of this distinguished panel will focus in detail on this potentially critical decision and the conclusions may surprise you! Jay Davis YOUNG CLEMENT RIVERS LLP Charleston, South Carolina Lee Johnson Senior Legal Counsel TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC. Alvin, Texas Lisa Midkiff Claims Supervisor LAWYER S PROTECTOR PLAN Tampa, Florida Jonathan Brogan NORMAN, HANSON & DETROY, LLC Portland, Maine Michael Hawkins DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP Cincinnati, Ohio 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. GENERAL SESSION Privacy and Cyber Liability An Evolving Risk for All Companies and Employers Privacy, data breach and the risk of computer espionage and intrusion is a major concern for all companies and employers, and is quickly becoming a potential hotbed for litigation. We will discuss the potential risks companies currently face, the legal issues that have evolved from those risks and the insurance coverage available to protect against those risks. Steven H. Schwartz BROWN & JAMES, P.C. St. Louis, Missouri Glenn Fischer Manager of Professional Claims MARKEL Deerfield, Illinois Kelly Geary Member Litigation Division W.R. BERKLEY Greenwich, Connecticut Betsy Woudenberg CEO INTELLIGENCEARTS McClean, Virginia

4 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. LUNCH Gallery NE 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. GROUP 1 BREAKOUT A. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT White Collar Crime Your Ticket to the Chain Gang: Criminal Liability of Directors and Officers The temptation to take what does not belong to you is timeless. Theft and corruption can run a close second to the world s oldest profession. In the wake of the economic crisis, this country has taken some serious steps to police corporate fraud and white collar crime in general. This panel will discuss what steps companies should take to ensure their compliance with Federal and State laws as well as what defenses are available for employers who may be the victims of bad actors within their own organization. Schaun Henry MCNEES WALLACE & NURICK Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FBI Guest Speaker FBI FIELD OFFICE Jeff Randall Vice President TIMBAR CORPORATION Hanover, Pennsylvania Mark Dore MOUNCE, GREEN, NYERS, SAFI, PAXSON & GALATZAN, PC EL Paso, Texas B. INSURANCE Recent Developments in Bad Faith and Punitive Damages Litigation This experienced panel will examine issues of bad faith and punitive damages which arise in the context of employment and professional liability litigation. Hans Pijls PLUNKETT COONEY Detroit, Michigan Marjorie Thompson Vice President, Claims ALLIED WORLD NATIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANY Farmington, Connecticut David Vanalek Manger, Claims MARKEL Deerfield, Illinois C. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Accounting Malpractice Emerging Trends and How Not to Become One: The View From the Ground Floor to the Penthouse The liability exposure for accountants and tax professionals has become front page news over the last decade, highlighting the unique challenges faced in the industry. This panel will explore the current trends in claims against accountants and tax professionals, including the source of those claims. We will discuss the common tactics used by Plaintiff s counsel to prosecute these claims and offer defense strategies that can be employed both pre-lawsuit and in litigation. Jeff Hengeveld PLUNKETT COONEY Bloomfield Hills/Detroit, Michigan Chris Peterson Principal UHY ADVISORS MI, INC. Farmington Hills, Michigan Stanly Sterna Director and Business Lead, Professional Liability Unit CONTINENTAL CASUALTY COMPANY Chicago, Illinois Mark Scudder STRASBURGER & PRICE, LLP Dallas, Texas 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. BREAK

5 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. GROUP 2 BREAKOUT A. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Tripartite Relationship Who s the Client Anyway? Litigating and Negotiating Settlements in Claims with Covered and Uncovered Losses Employment practices claims present a variety of possible claims, some covered, some not. Examples of damages that may not be covered include wage claims, punitive damages, damages arising out of statutory violations, injunctive relief and intentional acts. Employers may have claims of their own for violations of non competes, misappropriation of proprietary information and breach of contract. The panel will discuss who plays what roles in the defense and negotiations of settlements in such situations. We will address questions such as: Who represents whom? Does the carrier use coverage counsel to negotiate? Who speaks for the client in mediation? What needs to be negotiated and agreed upon before mediation? Join us for an interactive discussion about navigating through these wickets. Michael Murphy CARTER CONBOY Albany, New York Richard Pevner Claim Manager SUMMIT RISK SERVICES Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Virginia Morris-Ardin Senior Professional Claims Specialist PHILADELPHIA INSURANCE Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania Kathy Terry PHILLIPS MURRAH P.C. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma B. INSURANCE Avoiding E&O Litigation Targeted at the Insurer, Retailer and Wholesaler: Managing the Expectations of an Outraged Insured This panel discussion will examine the intersection of a regulatory investigation and the claim pre-suit. Panelists will discuss taking advantage of a regulatory investigation to manage the expectations of claimants and to achieve a resolution prior to the formal filing of a lawsuit. Robert Ferm HALL & EVANS, L.L.C Denver, Colorado Kurt Bingeman Owner & President RUSSELL BOND & COMPANY Buffalo, New York Karen Colonna Senior Vice President & Deputy Counsel US Compliance ALLIED WORLD ASSURANCE COMPANY Ellen Fine Assistant Vice President Claims COLONY SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY San Antonio, Texas Kitty Sturgeon Senior Regulatory Counsel MARKEL Deerfield, Illinois C. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Emerging Trends in Lawyers Professional Liability Claims An iconic part of the New York City skyline is the Empire State Building, famously scaled by King Kong while clutching, variously, Fay Wray (1933), Jessica Lange (1976) and Naomi Watts (2005). As with King Kong, each generation finds new or rejuvenated professional liability claims rampaging through the legal profession, imperiling attorneys and their professional liability carriers alike. Our panel, in a robust exchange with the audience, will put the spotlight on these beasts, identify who may fall in their clutches, and suggest how to flush them into the open where they can be effectively attacked. Joseph Marconi JOHNSON & BELL, LTD. Chicago, Illinois Dennis Galvin Vice President Liability Claims ONE BEACON Morristown, New Jersey Shauna Reeder Assistant Vice President CNA SPECIALITY CLAIM Hal Meltzer BAKER STERCHI COWDEN & RICE L.L.C Kansas, Missouri Paula Quillin FRANDEN, WOODARD, FARRIS, QUILLIN & GOODNIGHT Tulsa, Oklahoma 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. BREAK

6 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. GROUP 3 - BREAKOUT A. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Tell That Intern to Get Off Her IPhone and Bring Me a Latte! Hot Topics Under the FLSA The tsunami of wage and hour litigation continues unabated and plaintiffs lawyers are still finding new and better ways to exploit the often byzantine wage and hour regulations. Employee classification, proper pay deductions, unpaid interns, employee use of mobile devices, proper payment of overtime, and time keeping continue to bedevil even the most sophisticated employers. Our experienced panel has seen it all and will offer suggestions for finding and correcting improper practices before you get sued and how to most efficiently and effectively defend those pesky class actions. Lisa Krupricka BURCH, PORTER & JOHNSON, PLLC Memphis, Tennessee W. Paul Tuberville General Counsel, Labor & Employment INTERNATIONAL PAPER Memphis, Tennessee Alison Smith Director, Relations & Corporate Counsel AUTOZONE Memphis, Tennessee Colleen Lewis DINSMORE & SHOHL Cincinnati, Ohio B. INSURANCE Poised for Settlement: Approaching Mediation with Serenity, Courage and Wisdom Many internal and external impediments stand between the parties and a successful resolution of the case: unrealistic expectations; limited authority; unchecked emotions; lack of communication; wildly divergent views of liability; a seemingly insurmountable gulf in the dollars; uninformed neutrals; inexperienced counsel; gamesmanship; and rampant distrust and a lack of respect amongst all involved. Knowing how to overcome these common obstacles and which battles to fight are crucial skills for everyone involved in the settlement process. This seasoned and diverse panel will address what challenges you should simply accept, which you can change, and how to know the difference. Bradley J. Betlach NILAN JOHNSON LEWIS PA Minneapolis, Minnesota Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA St. Paul, Minnesota Georgette Pecoraro Litigation Manager THE HARTFORD Simsbury, Connecticut Anthony Mills Senior Coverage Counsel ZURICH NAC CLAIMS LEGAL GROUP Schaumburg, Illinois C. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Press the Button to the Top: Approaching Those Ethical Jams With Fewer Stops Litigation handling for the insurer as well as counsel has become more complex, more time-consuming and carries greater consequences. Join this panel in a discussion and sharing of ethical dilemmas and how to navigate them, from litigation guidelines, multiple party defendants to settlement. Jennifer Saunders HAIGHT BROWN & BONESTEEL LLP Los Angeles, California Jeff Koonankeil Claims Manager BEAZLEY Farmington, Connecticut Adam Cooper CARTER CONBOY Albany, New York James Parker NAMAN, HOWELL, SMITH & LEE, P.L.L.C Austin, Texas 4:15 p.m. Adjournment

7 4:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. Women s Initiative Discussion Negotiating Conversation Please join us to discuss of-the-moment glass ceiling and compensation issues as they affect women in corporate legal departments and law firms. We ll roundtable important observations by the ABA Presidential Task Force on Gender Equity, including best strategies for improving gender pay equity and negotiating your own compensation as a female attorney. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Offsite Reception & Dinner Buffet Delmonico s Restaurant, 56 Beaver Street Join us for cocktails and dinner at America s first restaurant! Delmonico s has hosted many notable patrons including Abraham Lincoln and Charles Dickens. The restaurant is a short walk from the hotel. Elaine Moss BROWN & JAMES, P.C. St. Louis, Missouri Jill Endicott DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP Louisville, Kentucky Friday, June 13 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. BREAKFAST Gallery NE 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PROGRAM SESSIONS 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. GENERAL SESSION Issues in Representing Employers and Individual Defendants in Employment Litigation: Recognizing and Resolving Legal, Business and Perceived Conflicts. When individual employees are sued along with their employer for alleged discrimination, harassment or other misconduct, it raises potential conflicts of interest between the individual and his or her employer. These issues can be real or merely perceived, and can be based upon legal or business concerns. The panel will discuss when these issues arise and how to address those concerns. How do they impact EPLI coverage? Elizabeth P. Johnson FOWLER WHITE BURNETT P.A. Miami, Florida Doug Onley Senior Claims Counsel UNITED EDUCATORS Chevy Chase, Maryland Bryna J. Steifel EPL Claims Manager CNA INSURANCE COMAPNY Joel Hlavaty FRANTZ WARD LLP Cleveland, Ohio 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK

8 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. GROUP 4 - BREAKOUT A. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT Current Litigation and Legislation in Labor & Employment Law Cases, Controversies and Conundrums. The panel will discuss recent and pending decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal circuit courts and their impact on labor and employment matters. The panel will also discuss pending legislation that may affect employers. Kevin Greene HALLORAN & SAGE, LLP Hartford, Connecticut Jason Welch Senior Claims Counsel BEAZLEY USA Farmington, Connecticut Jennifer Weinstein Claims Manager STARR ADJUSTMENT SERVICES, INC. Boston, Massachusetts Brian Coolidge LORANCE & THOMPSON Houston, Texas B. INSURANCE The Chosen Ones Vetting, Selecting and Retaining Your Panel Counsel This lively panel will discuss how selfinsureds and insurers approach the selection process of panel counsel and whether there is a preference for a proven courtroom practitioner or a litigation manager. The panel will also discuss when, and under what circumstances, decisions are made to hire counsel off panel. Molly Glover BURCH, PORTER & JOHNSON, PLLC Memphis, Tennessee Stacey Haigney Vice President - Litigation BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY Martin Schnabel Director - Claims FREEDOM SPECIALITY INSURANCE Kristen Collier Wright General Counsel AUTOZONE Memphis, Tennessee Dawn Krigstin Vice President - Litigation IRONGSHORE INSURANCE COMPANY C. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY Insurance Agents & Brokers Claims Agents and brokers are more frequently finding themselves at the center of insurance coverage disputes, with professional liability insurance as a secondary focus of attention for coverage defects. This includes liability issues in the placement of all lines of insurance, including serious concerns with health insurance related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This panel will focus on recent trends in professional liability claims against insurance agents and brokers. Cathleen Heintz HALL & EVANS, L.L.C Denver, Colorado C. David Kirumoto CEO DENVER MANAGEMENT ADVISORS Denver, Colorado David Rock Senior Claims Analyst ALLIED WORLD NATIONAL ASSURANCE COMPANY Farmington, Connecticut Doyle Valley MORRISON MAHONEY LLP Boston, Massachusetts Chris Ward STRASBURGER & PRICE, LLP Dallas, Texas 11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BREAK

9 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. GROUP 5 BREAKOUT A. LABOR & EMPLOYMENT FMLA/ADA/Workers Compensation Interplay of Leaves Life happens, but business does not stop. Ever-increasingly employers are confronted with situations requiring employees to take time from work. How does an employer accommodate leave requests for injury, family concerns, or other protected rights? The panel will provide an overview of key employment laws and decisions regarding employee rights and employer obligations on issues of leave, which surely have a significant impact on employers and their insurers. The panelists will also provide insight and suggest strategies for addressing leave claims and minimizing litigation. Tamara Nelson MERRICK, HOFSTEDT & LINDSEY, P.S. Seattle, Washington April Myers Senior Claims Examiner ARCH INSURANCE GROUP Jersey City, New Jersey Lester Nail Assistant General Counsel & Senior Director, Litigation & Employment Law DENNY S INC. Spartanburg, South Carolina Samantha Siddiqui Specialty Claims Attorney HCC SPECIALTY Silas McCharen DANIEL COKER HORTON & BELL, P.A. Jackson, Mississippi B. INSURANCE Rescission and Reformation Claims: Best Practices The decision whether to pursue rescission or reformation claims has both strategic and tactical implications and can be fraught with some peril. Often, successful prosecution of these claims depends on a thorough and critical review of the underwriting history, as well as early identification of potential pitfalls. The risks can sometimes outweigh any benefit of asserting the claim. Join us for a panel discussion on the risks and best practices for bringing these claims. Lisa F. Mickley HALL & EVANS Denver, Colorado Anne Barnett Claims Supervisor PHILADELPHIA INSURANCE COMPANIES Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gerardo Puig Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel MONUMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY Baltimore, Maryland C. PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY They re Back!!: Return of FDIC Receiver Claims Against Professionals Since the 2008 economic crises, the FDIC has authorized well in excess of 1,000 lawsuits in connection with over 128 failed institutions. Reminiscent of the Savings & Loan Crises of the 90s, claims against directors, officers, attorneys, accountants, insurers and appraisers abound in federal court to recoup untold billions of dollars to the federal government. Residential mortgage malpractice and fraud lawsuits augment the current FDIC litigation. The panel will assess the current trends in FDIC litigation, the arcane statutory rights of the FDIC as a receiver, and the most successful defenses to these claims. The unique coverage issues and insurance exposures arising from these claims will also be explored. Richard Granofsky LESTER SCHWAB KATZ & DWYER, LLP Paul Ablan President, Professional Liability Group ONEBEACON PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE Cheryl Chiovetta Vice President, Financial lines Financial Institution Claims AIG Jill Endicott DINSMORE & SHOHL LLP Louisville, Kentucky Teresa Young BROWN & JAMES, P.C. St. Louis, Missouri 12:30 p.m. Adjournment

10 Faculty Bios PAUL ABLAN is the President of the Professional Liability Group at OneBeacon Professional Insurance. He is responsible for oversight of all non-healthcare professional liability business, including lawyers, media, technology, network security, insurance broker and design professionals. Paul began his career as an attorney in private law practice and entered the insurance industry in Before joining OneBeacon in late 2005, he held a variety of professional liability and public entity management positions within the U.S. and international operations of The St. Paul Companies. Paul received his B.A. from Hamline University in 1982 and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in He was certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a real property law specialist in 1990 and has earned the Associate in Risk Management and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter designations from the Insurance Institute of America. ANNE BARNETT is a Claims Supervisor at Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Group and an A++ rated provider of specialty insurance products to niche markets. Anne has been with Philadelphia for 13 years and is part of the Home Office management team overseeing all claims under D&O and E&O policies. Her industry experience spans 29 years and includes extensive experience in the handling of complex litigation and coverage matters. BRADLEY J. BETLACH is a shareholder of Nilan Johnson Lewis in Minneapolis, MN. Brad s primary practice involves the defense of insurers in ERISA and non- ERISA benefits litigation, including claims involving long and short-term disability, life and excess risk insurance, as well as claims of bad faith and other state law claims. Prior to joining Nilan Johnson Lewis, Brad was Associate General Counsel for Allina Health System. After graduating with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990, Brad clerked for now U.S. District Court Judge Ann D. Montgomery, as well as the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is admitted to numerous U.S. District Courts, Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. KURT BINGEMAN is the Owner and President of Russell Bond and Crowe, Inc. CMGA, a Buffalo, New York, based insurance wholesaler founded in He began his career with Russell Bond in 1972 and purchased the firm in He holds a Bachelor s of Science Degree in Business/ Economics from Canisius College in Buffalo. He has over 40 years of experience as an insurance wholesaler/mga including admitted and not admitted markets. He and his firm are well recognized nationally as specialists in professional liability. Mr. Bingeman is active with the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO). Kirk served on the Board from 1987 through 1993 (President, 1991 through 1992). He serves as Director of the Derek Hughes/ NAPSLO Educational Foundation, Inc. (President, 1991 through 1992). He served as Co-Chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the American Association of Managing General Agents (Chairman, 1997 through 1998) and currently serves on a Regional Advisory Panel of the Professional Insurance Agents of New York. Mr. Bingeman s professional designations include, CPCU, ASLI, RPLU, and CIW. MAGISTRATE JUDGE ARTHUR BOYLAN served as a full-time Federal Magistrate Judge to the United States District Court District of Minnesota, from November 1996 until his retirement in January In 2010, he was named Minnesota s Chief Magistrate Judge. Following his retirement, Judge Boylan founded his own private mediation practice, Arthur Boylan ADR. In his role as one of the federal court s Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutrals, Judge Boylan has settled thousands of cases, including Brady v. National Football League, involving the 2011 lockout of professional football league players and related antitrust lawsuits. He has also successfully mediated settlements in a number of complex class actions and multidistrict litigation involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In 2013, Judge Boylan was recognized as Jurist of the Year by the Minnesota Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers. Among his many professional accomplishments, Judge Boylan has served as President of the Minnesota chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of the Minnesota Bar Association s Rules of Professional Conduct Committee. He has served on the Federal District Court s Local Rules Committee, the Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Security, and is a former board member of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association. Judge Boylan has lectured at the William Mitchell College of Law, been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Minnesota s Law School teaching trial practice, and acted as a mentor at the University of St. Thomas Law School. Judge Boylan graduated from Chicago Kent College of Law, and was admitted to practice in both Illinois and Minnesota. Prior to his service as a District Court Judge, he engaged in the private practice of law as an associate and later partner with the firm of Hulstrand, Anderson, Larson & Boylan. Judge Boylan is a native of Chicago and, much to the chagrin of his Minnesota-born wife, remains a loyal fan of the Chicago Bears. JONATHAN BROGAN is a native of Maine and is a member of the law firm of Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego and his law degree from the University of Maine Law School. He is the chair of the firm s litigation practice group and concentrates his practice in complex cases involving personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and business litigation. Mr. Brogan is a frequent speaker on issues of trial practice and trial presentation and has written extensively on those subjects. He is recognized by Best Lawyers of America, New England Super Lawyers, Benchmark, Local Litigation Stars, Chambers USA and is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, Cumberland County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, State Chair, International Association of Defense Counsel, Gignoux Inn of Court and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Jonathan is a Fellow of The International Society of Barristers and a Fellow of the Trial Counsel of America. CHERYL CHIOVETTA is Vice President in the Financial Lines Financial Institutions Claims division of AIG in New York City. Ms. Chiovetta manages a home office based team of Complex claim directors in the investigation, evaluation and resolution of directors & officers and errors and omissions claims for financial institution insureds, with an emphasis on real estate and private equity insureds. Previous positions at AIG include managing analysts handling D&O and employment claims as well as directly handling complex claims. Prior to joining the company, she held management positions with Goldman Sachs and the City of New York. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the NYC

11 Association of Insurance Women and has been on the Board of Directors of the Bronx Women s Bar Association and the Hunter College High School Alumni Association, as well as an arbitrator in Small Claims Court in Manhattan. Ms. Chiovetta is an attorney and holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase, J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Columbia University. KAREN COLONNA is the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Allied World Assurance. She serves as Head Regulatory and Compliance Counsel to the U.S. Insurance and Reinsurance Companies. She manages Allied World U.S. Compliance Units, including the following: Company Licensing, State Filings, Statistical Reporting, Surplus Lines and Data Reporting, Consumer Complaints, Producer Licensing and State and Federal Examinations, including Market Conduct Examinations, Financial Examinations, and Assessment Audits. Her prior direct insurance experience includes: Office of General Counsel at AIG and SOREMA RE. Ms. Colonna received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and law degree at Albany Law School of Union University. BRIAN T. COOLIDGE is a partner at the Houston, Texas ALFA firm of Lorance & Thompson. Mr. Coolidge handles complex litigation with a special focus on employment law. He has tried numerous matters in a variety of contexts including commercial disputes, employment law, compliance, complex personal injury, and wrongful death claims. In employment matters, Mr. Coolidge represents management in a wide variety of workplace claims including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, covenants not to compete, severance agreements, and other breach of contract allegations. Mr. Coolidge provides clients with advice and services regarding employment policies, handbooks, and training. ADAM H. COOPER is a litigation attorney concentrating his practice in the fields of medical malpractice defense, product liability, food law and liability, professional liability, personal liability, and premises liability. Mr. Cooper represents physicians, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, as well as pharmacies, commercial retailers, industrial manufacturers, food producers and processors. He also represents professionals before administrative licensing boards in the context of investigations and disciplinary hearings. He has achieved successful results for his clients at the trial and appellate levels and has extensive experience in motion practice. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Hiring Committee at Carter Conboy. D. JAY DAVIS, JR. is a partner in the law firm of Young Clement Rivers, LLP in Charleston, SC. Jay is chair of the firm s Professional and Medical Liability practice groups. He also serves on its Management committee. His practice is focused primarily on Professional Liability, Medical Malpractice, Legal Malpractice, and Nursing Home liability. Jay is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates ( ABOTA ). He is also a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel ( FDCC ). He serves on the Executive Board of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association. Jay has been elected as a member of South Carolina Super Lawyers in the areas of Professional Liability defense. Jay has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Charleston School of Law where he taught litigation. He has also been certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution as a civil mediator. YVETTE DAVIS is a partner in the ALFA International firm of Haight Brown & Bonesteel, LLP in Los Angeles, California. She is a member of the Employment & Labor and Construction Defect Practice Groups. Her practice is concentrated in the defense of clients in a wide variety of matters including sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour, and claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act in both Federal State Courts. Prior to rejoining Haight Brown & Bonesteel, LLP, Ms. Davis interned in the Labor & Agencies Department of a national insurance client, working closely with Human Resources. She is a graduate of the USC School of Law, and UCLA. Yvette serves on ALFA International s Labor & Employment Steering Committee, and its Women s Initiative Practice Group Steering Committee. MARK D. DORÉ is a shareholder in the El Paso, Texas ALFA law firm of Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, P.C. His practice consists of exclusively representing management in labor and employment litigation in state and federal courts, and regularly providing claim prevention advice to employers on all areas of employment law. Mr. Doré has been Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since In addition, Mr. Doré is listed in the Best Lawyers in America publication in labor and employment law, and has been recognized in the Texas Superlawyer publication in labor and employment litigation defense every year since Mr. Doré has authored several articles on employment-related topics and is a frequent speaker on labor and employment issues. He is a graduate of Baylor University and South Texas College of Law. JILL F. ENDICOTT is a partner in the Louisville, Kentucky ALFA law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, where her practice focuses on business and complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, and mass tort and class action defense. Ms. Endicott represents insurance industry clients throughout the state of Kentucky including in regulatory proceedings before the Kentucky Department of Insurance. She has served as a Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court and is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs. Ms. Endicott received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. with Honors from George Washington University Law School. Ms. Endicott is a former Chair of ALFA s Insurance Law Practice Group. CAROL B. ERVIN is a partner in the Charleston, South Carolina ALFA law firm of Young, Clement, Rivers LLP. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and was named to Phi Beta Kappa. Ms Ervin received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Ms. Ervin serves as Chair of her firm s Employment Law Practice Group. She is an experienced trial attorney and focuses her practice on the representation of businesses in employment law and litigation. Ms. Ervin is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a specialist in labor and employment law. Ms. Ervin is the Vice Chair of ALFA s Board of Directors and is currently the Chair of ALFA s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. Ms. Ervin possesses an AV- Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating for professional abilities and

12 ethics, and is listed with the Best Lawyers in America and South Carolina s Super Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law. ROBERT M. FERM is a Member in the Denver, Colorado, ALFA International Member firm of Hall & Evans, L.L.C. His practice concentrates on legislative, regulatory and corporate transactional matters on behalf of the insurance industry, and regulated industries and professions. He heads the Hall & Evans Regulatory and Public Policy Practice Group, which represents a wide range of entities from national trade associations to individual companies. His accomplishments include participation in the drafting and passage of Colorado tort reform, workers compensation reform, regulatory re-engineering of the business of insurance and health care policy reform. Mr. Ferm has been listed since 2007 in the Best Lawyers in America for Government Relations Law and possesses and AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubble, the highest available rating for professional abilities and ethics. ELLEN FINE is currently an AVP of Claims with Colony Specialty Insurance Company. Ellen began her career as a trial lawyer in private practice where she handled a wide variety of matters. She joined the insurance industry in 1993 and has held various positions in both the legal and claims departments at CIGNA/ACE, Gulf/ Travelers and CNA. Ellen s areas of expertise include handling declaratory judgments as well as complex matters arising out of a wide variety of product lines, including Professional Liability, D&O, GL, Environmental, long term exposure and asbestos. GLENN FISCHER is a Professional Liability Claim Manager, who supervises a team of claim examiners for Markel Insurance Company. He is responsible for matters involving management liability (D&O, EPLI, Fiduciary and tenant discrimination), insurance agents and brokers, lawyers, IT professionals, data breach and cyber liability, financial advisors, assisted living facilities and other miscellaneous professional liability. Mr. Fischer came to Markel in 2008 from private law practice. In 1994 he received a J.D. cum laude from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, where he was a member of the Law Review. DENNIS GALVIN, Vice President, Lawyers Professional and Real Estate Professionals Liability Claims, OneBeacon Professional Insurance, is a graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, MA and Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA. Prior to joining OBPI, Dennis worked for Lexington Insurance Company, where he was responsible for handling complex professional claims in a variety of areas including lawyers, real estate, insurance agents, accountants, media corporations and government entities. Prior to joining Lexington, Dennis was in private practice in Massachusetts where he specialized in civil litigation including insurance defense and coverage litigation. KELLY GEARY is a currently a Vice President with Lemme Insurance Group. For several years, Ms. Geary held various claims and underwriting positions at major insurance carriers insuring professional and financial product lines. Ms. Geary then created a full service claims department and legal compliance department at a professional/ financial lines MGA where she served as the Head of Claims and Legal Counsel for many years. More recently, Kelly was a member of the Corporate Legal Department at W.R. Berkley Corporation. Ms. Geary holds a Bachelors of Science degree in History and a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Management. She is a graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Law. MOLLY GLOVER is an experienced trial attorney. She has defended malpractice cases for various professionals including attorneys, insurance professionals. physicians, nursing home personnel, dentists, and pharmacists. Her ability to strategically plan successful outcomes has earned her lead counsel status in trials involving commercial litigation, products liability, premises liability, sexual harassment, and bad faith litigation. She has been admitted to practice in all Tennessee state and federal courts, federal court for Southern District of Indiana, and in the Supreme Court of the United States. KEVIN J. GREENE is a partner of the Hartford, Connecticut ALFA International law firm of Halloran & Sage LLP where he chairs the firm s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Mr. Greene defends employers in employment and discrimination cases before the EEOC, in state and federal courts and has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience. He also counsels clients on personnel policies, protection of trade secrets, non-compete agreements, employment agreements, employee handbooks, terminations and family medical leave issues. In 2009, the Hartford Business Journal named Mr. Greene to its list of Forty Under 40 business leaders in the region. He received a B.A. from Fordham University and his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law. STACEY HAIGNEY is in charge of litigation at Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation, a nationwide apparel retailer with 524 stores in 44 states. He oversees and coordinates litigation and regulatory matters including general liability cases, landlord tenant disputes, commercial contract disputes, antitrust counseling, securities law defense, patent, trademark and copyright infringement defense. From he was a partner at Kassner & Haigney, a New York City law firm engaged in antitrust and commercial litigation. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his law degree from Fordham University. MICHAEL W. HAWKINS is a partner in the Cincinnati, Ohio ALFA International member firm of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. His practice consists exclusively of representing U.S. and Global employers in all phases of employment law, litigation and labor relations matters as well as Professional Liability and insurance coverage claims. He also serves as an Arbitrator and Mediator on The American Arbitration Association Labor and Employment Panel and for The National Arbitration Forum as well as a Mediator with the International Mediation Institute. Mr. Hawkins has been listed since 1992 in The Best Lawyers in America in labor and employment law. He is a Fellow with the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and Litigation Counsel of America. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky School of Law, where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. He argued NLRB v. Kentucky River and CBOCS v. Humphries before the U.S. Supreme Court. CATHLEEN HEINTZ practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, including insurance coverage, construction, products liability, and ERISA. Before joining Hall & Evans in 2004 Ms. Heintz was employed for almost ten years for several major insurance companies with responsibilities involving compliance, claims and underwriting. Ms. Heintz has successfully litigated a wide variety of insurance defense cases representing many major U.S. corporations. She has numerous publications to her credit and is a

13 frequent lecturer on insurance-related topics. Ms. Heintz has recently served as the Chair of the Southwest Chapter (Colorado ) of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and remains an active member of that organization. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the CGL Reporter published by the Insurance Coverage and Litigation Committee (ICLC), Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Heintz presently serves on the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW). JEFFREY S. HENGEVELD is a shareholder in the Bloomfield Hills, MI office of Plunkett Cooney. He is a trial attorney that concentrates his practice on the defense of professionals, including claims against attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, and real estate professionals. He regularly advises attorneys and accountants on ethical issues, including answering a legal and ethical hotline for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is a published author on the issue of accounting standards and fraud deterrence and on professional liability insurance coverage. He was awarded an AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and named as a Rising Star in Professional Liability Defense by Michigan Super Lawyers. He received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. SCHAUN D. HENRY is a partner of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania ALFA International law firm of McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC., where he provides representation and counseling to employers on a wide range of federal, state, and local labor and employment matters. Mr. Henry provides guidance for employers on unfair labor practices and other labor relations issues, as well as providing representation for employers at labor arbitrations and negotiations. He has lectured extensively on many of these topics and has conducted training sessions for human resources professionals as well. Before undertaking the practice of law, Mr. Henry served in the Armed Forces, concluding his service as a major in the United States Army Special Forces. He is a graduate of West Chester University and the Dickinson School of Law. JOEL R. HLAVATY is one of the founding partners of Frantz Ward LLP and previously was an associate and partner with Thompson Hine & Flory LLP. Mr. Hlavaty focuses his practice on the representation of management in all phases of labor relations and employment litigation, and regularly appears in federal and state courts and administrative agencies of all jurisdictions on claims arising under federal and state labor and employment laws. Joel graduated from John Carroll University with honors with a double major in philosophy and psychology and a minor in mathematics, and he received his law degree with honors from the University of Akron. Prior to entering private practice, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Alice M. Batchelder on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Mr. Hlavaty focuses his practice on the representation of management in all phases of labor relations and employment litigation. Joel routinely advises employers on all aspects of their relationships with employees, as well as with respect to matters concerning litigation prevention and human resources management, and he regularly defends them in federal and state courts of all jurisdictions on claims arising under the various federal and state labor and employment laws. He additionally represents employers with respect to complaints and charges filed with the EEOC and OCRC, NLRB and SERB, and with OSHA and the DOL, as well as with health care and ERISA issues and complaints, and collective bargaining issues and strike disputes. Joel is also a frequent presenter at seminars and management training programs on a wide variety of topics. Joel is a member of the Ohio Bar Association and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, and is the past Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association. In 2010 and continuing, Joel was named one of Ohio s Super Lawyers and is listed in U.S. News Best Lawyers in Cleveland. ELIZABETH PRYOR JOHNSON is a shareholder in the ALFA International member law firm of Fowler White Burnett, where she is the head of the firm s labor and employment group. Ms. Johnson was the Program Chair for the 2012 ALFA International International Client Seminar. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Duke University, her M.A. degree in English from the University of Virginia, and her J.D. degree, with distinction, from Emory University. Ms. Johnson was a law clerk to the Hon. Peter T. Fay, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, from 1984 to Prior to moving to Florida in 1990, Ms. Johnson worked at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. She is a member of the Florida and New York bars, and she is Board certified in Labor and Employment law. Ms. Johnson represents management clients exclusively. LEE JOHNSON is Senior Legal Counsel for Team Industrial Services, Inc. (NYSE: TISI) a world-class service company providing an array of specialty services related to the maintenance, inspection and construction of mechanical and piping systems. As with most in-house counsel, Mr. Johnson s responsibilities are numerous and include overseeing the company s contract administration group, managing litigation and customer disputes, supporting HR, and insurance and risk management. Prior to joining Team, Mr. Johnson had a diversified career in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Johnson received his B.S. in Political Science from Oregon State University and his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. C. DAVID KIKUMOTO is co-founder and CEO of Denver Management Advisors, Inc. and is a nationally recognized healthcare expert. He understands where claim payers likely have control weaknesses, where the largest dollars are at stake, and the ways a carrier may conceal internal control weaknesses. Mr. Kikumoto has a total of 26 years of experience in the health and welfare benefits area. He was the president and vice chairman of the Board at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado and Nevada, and CEO and vice chairman of Rocky Mountain Healthcare, the holding company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. He led the merger of Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Anthem resulting in the creation of one of the largest private foundations in the State of Colorado. Mr. Kikumoto received his BS degree in Accounting from the University of Utah, pursued graduate studies at the University of Utah, graduated from the Executive Development Program at the University of Chicago, and graduated from the National Association of Corporate Directors training. Mr. Kikumoto is also very active in the non-profit sector, serving as a director on the National Board of Volunteers of America, including serving two terms as board chair. He also serves on the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors, and served a term as President of the Greater Denver Area Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Kikumoto serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors on Air Methods Corporation,

14 a public company (AIRM) that is world s largest provider of air medical services. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Banner Health Care, a large multi-billion dollar hospital system in the Southwest. JEFF KOONANKEIL is a Claims Manager for Beazley in its Employment Practices Liability claims group and has been with the company since Jeff handles employment claims for public, private and non-profit sectors. He joined Beazley from a large domestic insurer where he handled Directors & Officers, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary and Miscellaneous Errors & Omission Claims in the private and non-profit sectors. Prior to coming in-house, Jeff practiced insurance coverage law for a medium sized Washington, DC based law firm. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut School of Law. DAWN KRIGSTIN is the head of Ironshore Environmental Claims. This group specializes in responding to a wide range of claims typical to clients who manufacture, store, supply or distribute chemicals. In 2009, Ms. Krigstin founded Ironshore s Environmental Claims Department. Before Ironshore, Ms. Krigstin worked in the Environmental and Excess Claim Departments for another international insurer. Ms. Krigstin is an attorney who earned her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. She is a member of the state bars in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. LISA A. KRUPICKA is a member of the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC, in Memphis, where she heads the firm s Labor and Employment Law group. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Rhodes College, and her J.D. degree, with high honors, from Duke University where she was a member of the Duke Law Journal and the Order of the Coif. From 1986 to 1987, she was law clerk to the Honorable Julia Smith Gibbons (then United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee, now Judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals). She has served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Bar Association and is the past Chair of the MBA Labor and Employment Law Section. She has been named one of the top 100 attorneys in Tennessee and one of the top 50 lawyers in Memphis by Mid-South Super Lawyer and a Mid-South Super Lawyer in Labor & Employment since She has been named a Mover and Shaker in Memphis employment law by the Memphis Business Quarterly since 2010, and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor & Employment Law since COLLEEN P. LEWIS is a partner in the Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky ALFA International Law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, and she currently serves on the Steering Committee for the ALFA Women s Initiative and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. Ms. Lewis represents employers on a wide array of traditional labor and employment issues, including discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act compliance, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and wage and hour. She has extensive experience handling collective bargaining and representing companies before the National Labor Relations Board. Ms. Lewis practice also includes drafting Affirmative Action Plans and representing companies before the OFCCP. Ms. Lewis is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Kentucky and has handled employment litigation and labor issues in 13 states and several federal courts across the mid-west. The Cincinnati, Ohio Chamber of Commerce selected Ms. Lewis to its annual list of WE Lead 100 Wise Women and she serves as a mentor for the Ohio Supreme Court New Lawyer Program. Ms. Lewis received her B.S. and her J.D. from Northern Kentucky University. JOSEPH R. MARCONI is a shareholder and Vice President of the Chicago law firm of Johnson & Bell. He is the chair of the firm s Business Law & Litigation Group. Mr. Marconi has served as lead trial counsel in various state and federal courts in a wide variety of litigation cases including professional liability, insurance coverage, business disputes, consumer fraud, employment, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, trademark and patent infringement. He has successfully defended professionals in jury trials. Mr. Marconi is general counsel for the Illinois State Bar Association Mutual Insurance Company, which is owned and run by Illinois attorneys. He is the former Chair of the ALFA International Professional Liability Practice Group. SILAS W. MCCHAREN is a shareholder with the law firm of Daniel, Coker, Horton and Bell in Jackson, Mississippi, where he practices in the area of employment law exclusively on behalf of management. He was engaged in insurance defense litigation and environmental litigation with the firm for thirteen (13) years before joining the firm s labor and employment law division in In 2007, he was named chair of the firm s employment law practice group. Mr. McCharen s practice includes representation of public and private employers in all areas of employment law including discrimination and civil rights issues, wage and hour, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge and general advice and counseling. He graduated summa cum laude from Millsaps College in 1979 and received his juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi in Mr. McCharen is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. HAL MELTZER is a member of the Kansas City ALFA International law firm of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, LLC. Having been involved with ALFA at its inception, he presently serves on two ALFA Practice Group Steering Committees Transportation and Professional Liability. Mr. Meltzer has been practicing law throughout Kansas and Missouri for over 30 years. Although he has a wide range of trial experience, his primary practice areas involve death, catastrophic and serious bodily injury arising out of the use of consumer products and appliances, heavy equipment and their component parts, commercial motor vehicles, and pharmaceuticals. He has concentrated on the defense of physicians, lawyers and other professionals in professional liability cases, manufacturers and sellers in product liability cases, and motor carriers in transportation related accident cases. He manages and tries lawsuits in both federal and state courts involving a broad spectrum of subjects and legal issues and currently serves as a member of the national coordinating and trial counsel for one of the manufacturers in the hormone therapy litigation. He has been a presenter at local, state, and national seminars for professionals, industry and bar organizations, including ALFA, and is a frequent contributor to ALFA publications, including the ALFA Transportation Update. LISA R. MIDKIFF, ESQ., CPCU, RPLU is the Claims Supervisor for Lawyer s Protector Plan (LPP), a nationwide lawyers professional liability program which has been providing professional liability insurance for attorneys and firms since Ms. Midkiff joined the LPP as a Claims Specialist in early She

15 previously held the positions of Claim and Risk Management Analyst, Senior Claims Analyst, and Claims Training Supervisor before a promotion in 2012 to her current position of Claims Supervisor. While serving as a Claims Training Supervisor, Ms. Midkiff also previously assisted the LPP by acting as its Insurance Operations Liaison in connection with risk management and quality control issues. Prior to joining the LPP, Ms. Midkiff was engaged in private practice as an associate attorney and primarily handled medical malpractice and general insurance defense cases. She received both her B.S. in Political Science and J.D. degrees from Florida State University and is licensed to practice in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ms. Midkiff holds the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designations. LISA MICKLEY s practice focuses on litigation and insurance coverage. Her practice specializes in coverage evaluation and advice, coverage disputes, and extra-contractual claims. Her experience includes General Liability, Director and Officers, Errors and Omissions, EPLI, Occupational Accident, Contingent Liability, Environmental and Property coverages. She strives to develop long-term working relationships with her clients and to be a valued resource to avoid problems, rather than simply litigating them. With recent changes in Colorado law, the potential for extra-contractual exposure in Colorado has significantly increased, making effective defense of the carrier all the more important. Practicing nearly 20 years, she is licensed in both Colorado and Texas. ANTHONY MILLS is a Senior Coverage Counsel for Zurich NAC in Schaumburg, IL. He oversees the coverage and bad faith litigation in commercial general liability, automobile and workers compensation suits assigned to the Dallas Texas and California Claims Offices. He is licensed in California and holds a Limited License in Illinois. He is admitted in the United States District Court for Minnesota, North Dakota, Northern and Central Districts of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th and 9th Circuits. His prior work includes the management of run-off claims arising in environmental, toxic tort, general liability, construction defect, professional liability and excess claims. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and numerous other professional organizations. RYAN MOCK is a Senior Partner, and the former Managing Partner, of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. Ryan works in the firm s Atlanta office and leads the Professional Negligence Practice Group. Ryan has tried cases in State and Federal Courts, and argued appeals in both State and Federal Appellate Courts. Ryan has an AV rating from Martindale, and has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer since Ryan is one of Georgia s leading lawyers for medical and legal malpractice, and also concentrates on the defense of insurance agents & brokers, real estate agents & brokers, appraisers, and serious premises liability cases. Ryan received a B.B.A. summa cum laude in Accounting from the University of Georgia, and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He is a member of DRI, PLUS, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association, Old Warhorse Lawyers Club, and Lawyers Club of Atlanta. VIRGINIA (GINNY) MORRIS-ARDIN is a Professional Liability Specialist for Philadelphia Insurance. She has a J.D. from the New England School of Law. She attended the University of Massachusetts Graduate program for Alternative Dispute Resolution. She practiced law in Massachusetts specializing in civil litigation for six years. Ms. Morris-Ardin s insurance experience managing complex litigation for a self insurer for Longshore and Harbor workers cases. She also has worked for commercial carriers in major case units for Continental Casualty and Zurich North America. For the past six years she has worked in professional liability at Philadelphia Insurance. She recently worked with Attorney Carrie Cope, and Attorney David Curcovic for an article for insurance law entitled Only partially covered?:what you need to know about allocation under management liability policies published in New Appleman on Insurance, Summer Ms. Ardin has spoken at panels for ALFA at the International Law conference, and for the Labor and Employment Practice Group. ELAINE MOSS is a principal in the ALFA law firm of Brown & James, P.C., headquarterd in St. Louis, Missoui. She focuses her practice on insurance coverage matters and complex insurance litigation. She also enjoys working with small start-up companies in developing policy, procedures and contract templates. She writes frequently on insurance related topics, including recently authoring a chapter on choice of law in life insurance, for an upcoming Applemen s on Insurance publication. She received both her undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Arkansas Little Rock. She began her legal career in Los Angeles working for a predecessor to Reed Smith. Her Kansas roots ultimately pulled her back to the Midwest and she and her family have made their home in St. Louis for the last twenty years. She is a member of ALFA s Insurance Law Practice Group, and is currently Chair of the ALFA Women s Initiative Practice Group. MICHAEL J. MURPHY is a partner of the Albany, New York ALFA International firm of Carter Conboy. Mr. Murphy is a trial attorney handling complex litigation with an emphasis on employment law. He maintains an active trial practice in state and federal courts as well as before the EEOC and the New York State Division for Human Rights. He is regularly retained by leaders in business, government and the professions to represent their interests in sensitive, high profile litigation and investigations. Mr. Murphy is the Chair Emeritus of ALFA International and Past President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association. APRIL MYERS is a Senior Claims Examiner at Arch Insurance Group where she handles Employment Practices Liability Claims in the Executive Assurance Department. Ms. Myers has handled Employment Practices Liability Claims for 7 years. Prior to handling claims, Ms. Myers practiced law in New York and New Jersey in the areas of Labor and Employment, ERISA, General Liability and Insurance Defense. Ms. Myers holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut and Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the State Courts in both New York and New Jersey and the Federal Courts in the Southern and Eastern District of New York. LESTER NAIL the Senior Director of Litigation and Employment Law for Denny s, Inc. Denny s is America s leading full-service family restaurant chain with more than 1,700 locations system wide and approximately 10,000 company employees. Nail, who joined Denny s in 2007, has responsibility for advising the company on employment law issues and overseeing all litigation. Prior to joining Denny s, Nail served most recently as general counsel for Paramount Parks Inc., and earlier for Food Lion, LLC. He has more than 25 years of legal experience, including private

16 practice and in-house counsel for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Nail has focused his career on labor and employment law as well as general business litigation.he received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his B.A. from East Carolina University. TAMARA K. NELSON is a shareholder in the Seattle office of Merrick, Hofstedt & Lindsey, P.S. where she maintains an active litigation practice on behalf of corporate and institutional defendants. Her practice focuses on employment law, commercial and tort litigation, and products and premises liability. Tamara has obtained successful outcomes on behalf of her clients in state and federal trial courts, and has successfully argued before the Washington State Court of Appeals. Tamara is admitted to the Washington State Bar Association and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, as well as the Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and the King County Bar Association. In her affiliation with these organizations, she serves on the Board of Trustees for the King County Bar Association and volunteers with the King County Community Legal Services Program, providing pro bono legal services. She is also very active in community issues, sitting on the Board of Directors of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, a Washington non-profit organization committed to ending childhood hunger. DOUG ONLEY is Senior Claims Counsel and head of the South Claims Team for United Educators Insurance, the nation s premier insurer of education institutions. He supervises a team of attorneys and claims analysts responsible for litigation management, case analysis and dispute resolution of lawsuits. Doug joined UE in July 2002 after five years in the antitrust litigation practice at Howrey Simon Arnold & White in Washington, D.C. At Howrey, he was involved in monopolization, price-fixing and FTC/ DOJ consent decree violation matters, as well as insurance litigation. Before receiving his law degree, Doug worked as a journalist, covering local and national politics for daily newspapers, and most notably, the U.S. Supreme Court from as the Legal Affairs reporter for Education Daily. Doug graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in economics and anthropology. He received his JD from the College of William and Mary in 1996, where he was an editor for the William and Mary Law Review. From , he clerked at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. He is a member of the Virginia bar. JAMES JAMIE PARKER is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law, with additional extensive experience in trial courts throughout the State of Texas handling numerous types of complex civil litigation matters. He has defended everything from multi-party toxic tort claims, to construction defect matters on buildings exceeding $250M in value, to death cases arising from both negligence and products liability issues. He has also defended legal, medical, nursing home, architectural, engineering, accounting and agency professional liability claims, insurance fraud litigation, insurance coverage issues, and trucking liability matters. Having served both the Texas and United States Supreme Courts as a briefing attorney or Staff Counsel, he is able to handle matters from their inception throughout the appellate process. He is also in a unique position to assist with the sometimes difficult initial assessment of the potential liabilities in even the most complex of matters. In addition to his practice, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. Mary s University, and is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. GEORGETTE M. PECORARO, RP is a Litigation Manager in The Hartford s Law Department, where she supports group benefits and wealth management operations. Georgette manages litigation involving ERISA short term and long term disability, life, and AD&D, and provides litigation counseling to business clients as well as Law Department colleagues. Prior to joining The Hartford, Georgette worked at several law firms in New Haven in the areas of litigation and real estate, as well as in-house at a healthcare provider. She graduated magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University, where she earned a Bachelor s Degree in Legal Studies. Georgette is a member of the Legal Studies Advisory Committee for the University of New Haven, and has served on that committee since its inception in She is a past president of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, and has also served as its board advisor and as its treasurer and director of finance. Georgette currently serves as a member of ALFA s Insurance Practice Group Client Advisory Board. CHRIS PETERSON is a principal with UHY Advisors MI, Inc. He has been with the firm since 1998 and currently leads the Fraud & Forensic Accounting Group in UHY s Michigan offices. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Chris specializes in providing fraud investigation, forensic accounting, expert and consulting witness services in criminal proceedings and civil disputes. He also has extensive experience in corporate internal investigations involving alleged corruption or governance concerns. Chris has assisted attorneys in defense of auditor and accountant professional malpractice claims and taxpayers in criminal investigations by the IRS. HANS H.J. PIJLS, LL.M., C.P.C.U., has been a shareholder with the Detroit, Michigan office of Plunkett Cooney, P.C., since 1989 and has served as Adjunct Professor of Insurance Law and Conflict of Laws at Wayne State University in Detroit since A native of The Netherlands, Mr. Pijls obtained Master of Law Degrees in International Law from the University of Utrecht in 1982 and in Corporate and Finance Law from Wayne State University in He earned the C.P.C.U. designation in Mr. Pijls serves as Michigan insurance coverage counsel for national and international property, casualty, life and health insurance companies. He also has been retained by insurance companies to defend multi-million dollar property, transportation, construction liability, errors & omissions, trademark and copyright infringement claims. Finally, he assists insurance companies in drafting policy language for primary and excess/umbrella liability policies and endorsements. His principal legal publications include Liability Insurance Contracts and Choice of Law in the U.S., 1996 Int l J. of Insurance Law 103 and Insurance Coverage Under Lost Policies, 57 Def. Couns. J. 502 (1990). In 2000, H.M. the Queen of The Netherlands appointed Mr. Pijls as her Honorary Consul for Michigan. GERARDO PUIG is Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Monumental Life Insurance Company in Baltimore, MD, where he is responsible for managing claims litigation nationwide. He also represents the company at administrative hearings and trials in Maryland. Mr. Puig provides counsel to the claims department regarding claims processing and evaluates potential claim denials. Mr. Puig also reviews the company s responses to Department of Insurance complaints and to high-level consumer complaints. Prior to joining the company thirteen years ago, Mr. Puig practiced in an insurance defense firm and in a plaintiff s general practice firm.

17 He received his BA degree from Loyola College in Baltimore and his JD from the University of Baltimore School of law. PAULA J. QUILLIN is a Partner of the Tulsa, Oklahoma ALFA Firm of Franden Woodard Farris Quillin + Goodnight. For over 30 years she has advised and represented clients in professional liability and negligence cases as well as in the areas of labor and employment law and general civil litigation. For 7½ years, Ms. Quillin served as in-house corporate counsel to a gas pipeline company advising on ethics, employment law, regulatory compliance, and corporate litigation. She has presented several seminars on employment law and professional liability for various clients and professional associations. Ms. Quillin received her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law, an M.S. from the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. from Oklahoma State University. In addition to being voted a Super Lawyer in employment law for several years by her peers, she was named one of the top 25 women attorneys for the state of Oklahoma in 2013 and is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts located in Oklahoma. JEFF RANDALL is Vice President, Human Resources, for Timbar Packaging & Display, a private company with approximately 1,000 employees in manufacturing facilities up and down the East Coast. Prior to his employment with Timbar, Mr. Randall was Regional Human Resources Manager for International Paper, supervising ten different operations (both union and non-union) spanning from Texas to California. Mr. Randall has experience in quality management and operations, having worked for Union Camp Corporation prior to Union Camp s acquisition by International Paper. He served in the United States Marine Corp for ten years, attaining the final rank of Major. Mr. Randall graduated with a B.S. degree from Kansas State University and received his M.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. SHAUNA REEDER is an Assistant Vice President with CNA Specialty Claim, where she oversees high exposure professional liability claims against large U.S. and U.K. law firms, accountants, and non-medical professional services organizations. Shauna joined CNA in 2002, and has been a part of the management team since Prior to joining CNA, she worked in house at another major professional liability carrier as well as at a Manhattan law firm, where she was a trial lawyer. She began her legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Law Department, where she was a trial attorney in the Tort Division. Shauna received her law degree from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree from Brown University. DAVID ROCK is responsible for handling errors and omissions (E&O) liability claims, with an emphasis on lawyers, insurance agent liability, privacy and technology liability. Prior to joining Allied World, David was in private practice where he ran a general litigation law firm in Springfield, Massachusetts. His primary areas of practice were civil litigation and criminal defense. David graduated with honors from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and earned his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law where he was a member of the Law Review. David is a member of the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States District Court District of Massachusetts, and United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. David is affiliated with several professional associations including the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Academy for Trial Attorneys. JENNIFER SAUNDERS is a member of the Professional Liability Practice Group. She is certified in Legal Malpractice Law by the State Bar of California with over 27 years of experience in the field. Her experience includes the defense of lawyers, accountants, directors and officers, insurance agents, mortgage brokers, architects and engineers and other professionals. Ms. Saunders has served as an arbitrator, consultant and litigator in matters involving pre-claim evaluation, mitigation, trial, arbitration and amicable resolution. Her experience also includes defending manufacturers against claims of exposure to asbestos in the use of their products. Ms. Saunders has worked with many domestic and London-based insurance carriers in the handling of professional liability claims, as well as uninsured professionals. She has built a subspecialty in the defense of family law practitioners and accountants, but has represented professionals in claims arising out of criminal, probate, real estate, bankruptcy, business litigation and other civil matters. Her focus is always on protecting the interests of the professional. Ms. Saunders is a member of the California State Bar Committee on Professional Liability Insurance (COPLI), which administers the bar-sponsored lawyers errors & omissions insurance program. She also is the Chair of ALFA International s Professional Liability Practice Group. MARTIN SCHNABEL joined Freedom Specialty Insurance Company as the head of claims in July, The claims department is comprised of 20 claim professionals managing a variety of professional liability matters including but not limited to: EPL, public and private D&O, E&O, cyber liability, fidelity and fiduciary matters. Prior to coming to Freedom Specialty, Mr. Schnabel spent 15 years at AEGIS Insurance Services and 3 years at AIG. Martin is a member of the New York bar and a graduate of New York Law School and received his undergraduate degree in business management from SUNY at Buffalo. Freedom Specialty is a subsidiary of Scottsdale insurance and Nationwide Insurance. STEVEN H. SCHWARTZ is a shareholder at the ALFA International law firm of Brown & James, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Schwartz is an active trial lawyer who has handled business litigation, professional liability, officer/director liability, employment and technology cases for 30 years. With extensive business litigation experience, Mr. Schwartz represents officers, directors and corporate entities in all types of cases, including shareholder disputes, disputes between competitors and non-compete agreements. Mr. Schwartz has also handled many technology related claims, including software disputes, data breach and intellectual disputes. Prior to joining his current firm, Mr. Schwartz was an Investigative Attorney for the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Schwartz received his J.D. with Honors from George Washington University and his B.A. with Distinction from Indiana University. MARK SCUDDER is a partner in the Dallas, Texas ALFA law firm of Strasburger & Price, L.L.P and is a trial lawyer and former Certified Public Accountant with 26 years of experience counseling and representing business clients and professionals in litigation matters and disputes. Mr. Scudder has extensive experience representing accountants in professional malpractice and other business related litigation and arbitration matters. Mr. Scudder also has extensive experience representing business clients in the transportation and logistics industry. Mr. Scudder is a member of the Steering Committee for ALFA s Professional Liability Practice Group. He is also on the Steering Committee for ALFA s Commercial Litigation

18 and Transportation Practice Groups. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University School of Law. SAMANTHA J. SIDDIQUI is a Specialty Claims Attorney with HCC Specialty, a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, where she is responsible for the overall handling and management of various employment practices liability claims as well as a variety of other professional liability claims (including directors and officers, and non-profit organization liability claims). Prior to joining the Claim Department at HCC, Ms. Siddiqui worked as an associate with the Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer law firm representing the interests of U.S. and internationally based primary and excess insurers on various employment practice liability claims. Ms. Siddiqui received her undergraduate degree from Binghamton University and her juris doctor from Pace University School of Law. Ms. Siddiqui is a member of Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, Defense Research Institute, and the New York State Bar Association. ALISON SMITH is Director, AutoZone Relations and Corporate Counsel for AutoZone. In this capacity she is responsible for litigation defense, labor and employment matters, policy and procedure process and compliance, and general corporate advisory. She has been with AutoZone for eighteen years. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and The University of Memphis School of Law. STANLEY D. STERNA, JD is the Director and Business Lead for the accountants professional liability unit of Continental Casualty Company, a CNA company, underwriter for the AICPA Professional Liability Insurance Program and the nation s largest professional liability carrier for CPAs. Mr. Sterna has specialized in the defense of professionals for over 20 years. Since 1998, he has been primarily involved in accountants professional liability and currently oversees CNA s claim department devoted to the defense of such claims. As business lead, Mr. Sterna directs strategic planning for the unit, including claim management, training, business planning, client relations, sales/marketing development and IT enhancement. He also assists in strategic planning for other CNA professional liability lines and works closely with some of the company s most valued internal and external business partners. Mr. Sterna is a frequent lecturer and a published author on the subject of professional liability. He is a past winner of the Florida State Society of CPAs Excellence in Writing Award and the Florida Magazine Association s Charlie Award (the association s highest honor) for his article on the impact of the BP Oil Spill on the accounting profession. Mr. Sterna is a member of the Illinois and Federal bar. Prior to his insurance career, he practiced law as a litigator in the Chicago area, specializing in the defense of professionals. BRYNA STIEFEL, ESQ. is the EPL Claims Manager at CNA Insurance Company in New York. She has been at CNA since 2006 handling mainly private company, duty to defend claims. She works closely with internal and external business partners communicating about EPL trends and developing claim strategy. In addition to supervising her team, Bryna s role at CNA includes managing all aspects of litigation and negotiating complex claims. Prior to CNA, Bryna was at AIG where she was in the High Profile Environmental Claims group followed by the Declaratory Judgment Coverage Unit. She received her J.D. from Fordam Law School and her B.A. from University of Wisconsin - Madison. KITTY STURGEON is Senior Regulatory Counsel Team Leader for Markel North America Insurance Group (Markel). Serving in the Legal Department, Ms. Sturgeon provides legal guidance to Markel s Insurance Business, which includes both Admitted and Excess and Surplus Lines. She provides advice on a variety of matters which include regulatory matters, regulatory filings, regulatory investigations, litigation involving Markel, acquisitions and drafting and negotiating agreements with both producers and outside vendors. Ms. Sturgeon has been with Markel for over eleven years. Prior to joining Markel, she worked at CNA HealthPro handling Managed Care Claims and prior to that she worked at a private firm specializing in medical malpractice defense work. Ms. Sturgeon has a Bachelor s of Arts Degree from John Carroll University in 1983 and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago in MARJORIE THOMPSON is a manager in the Claims Unit of Allied World Assurance Company. Her responsibilities include oversight of all coverage litigation brought by or against Allied World and its affiliated companies in the United States. Prior to joining Allied World in 2003, Marjorie was a Complex Claims Director in the Commercial Directors & Officers Claims Unit of National Union. She also worked as an associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and as an attorney with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil and Criminal Divisions. She has been a panel member at various conferences and symposiums, including those sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA), the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), the American Conference Institute ( ACI ) and the Practicing Law Institute (PLI). Marjorie received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992 and her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in SCOTT M. TRAGER is a principal at the ALFA International firm of Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore, Maryland. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the University of Baltimore School of Law. His practice covers a broad spectrum of litigation matters in the state and federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as the Maryland Insurance Administration and Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings, focusing on insurance coverage and the defense of life, health and disability claims (ERISA and non-erisa). He is a member of the ALFA International Insurance Practice Group Steering Committee, and serves as co-chair of its ERISA and Individual Life & Disability Subgroup and as Regional Editor for the ALFA International Insurance Law Compendium. He is also an active member of DRI s Life, Health and Disability Committee and serves as Chair of its Marketing Subcommittee. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in Maryland SuperLawyers. PAUL TUBERVILLE holds the position of General Counsel, Labor and Employment at International Paper, a global paper and forest products company. In this role he leads a team of attorneys and paralegals whose responsibilities include all labor and employment related legal issues involving International Paper. The labor and employment law team is responsible for providing counsel, advice and training to clients on all aspects of labor and employment law, including labor negotiations; strikes, corporate campaigns, and other collective actions; union avoidance; grievance and arbitration matters; all aspects of employment discrimination policy and law, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, FLSA, WARN, FCRA; substance abuse testing; employee

19 misconduct and performance issues; and a wide variety of state and municipal law issues. Paul has extensive experience as an employment attorney in the corporate, private practice, and government sectors. He has held various labor and employment law related positions since he joined International Paper in Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of McKnight, Hudson, Lewis and Henderson in Memphis, Tennessee, where he practiced exclusively in the area of employment and labor law, representing management. Before he joined the law firm, he served as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board. Paul received his J. D. degree from Duke University School of Law and a B. A. with honors from Hendrix College. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Memphis and have three daughters. DOYLE C. VALLEY is a trial attorney in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney LLP. Since joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Valley s practice has concentrated on the defense of professionals. Mr. Valley has obtained defense verdicts in cases involving malpractice claims against attorneys, medical professionals and insurance agents before state and federal trial courts and has successfully argued before Massachusetts Court of Appeals. Mr. Valley has represented professionals before the Board of Bar Overseers, the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Board of Registration in Nursing on numerous occasions. Prior to joining Morrison Mahoney LLP, Mr. Valley was an Associate with Thaler & Thaler in Ithaca, New York ( ) and with Hough & Cook in Chicago ( ), where he tried insurance defense cases and successfully argued before the appellate courts of those jurisdictions. DAVID T. VANALEK is an attorney and Manager of Professional Liability and Management Liability Claims at Markel in Deerfield, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. Mr. Vanalek joined Markel in 2007 as a senior claims attorney, and shortly thereafter assumed a management role overseeing a team of insurance professionals and attorneys responsible for a wide array of professional liability product lines, which has included over the years Employment Practices Liability, Directors & Officers, Non-Profit Management Liability, Medical Malpractice, Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions, Lawyers, Insurance Agents & Brokers, Architects & Engineers, Financial Advisors, Accountants, Information Technology and Data Breach, and Senior Living claims. Prior to joining Markel, Mr. Vanalek was in private practice since 1998, representing clients throughout California and Illinois. He received his Bachelor s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his law degree from the University of California, Davis, where he served as an Editor on Law Review, and had the pleasure of serving as the first judicial extern for a newly appointed associate justice of the California Supreme Court. Mr. Vanalek has been published in the San Francisco Daily Journal, and is a frequent speaker on employment practices and insurance issues. JENNIFER R. WEINSTEIN, is an Attorney and Claims Manager for Starr Adjustment Services, Inc., which is the claims adjusting and risk management division of Starr Companies - a global provider of insurance and underwriting services. Jennifer is responsible for handling EPL, D&O and E&O claims. She was formerly with Freedom Specialty Insurance Company where she handled a variety of matters, including EPL claims. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College and a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. She is a admitted to the New York and Massachusetts Bar. She is based out of Boston, Massachusetts. JASON WELCH is a Claims Manager for Beazley USA, the US syndicate for Lloyds of London. He oversees professional liability and employment claims, with a focus in the area of management liability issues. Jason holds an A.B. in economics from Hamilton College and a J.D. from Quinnipiac University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. Jason joined Beazley after five years in private practice in Hartford, Connecticut. He was formerly an officer in the United States Coast Guard and currently also serves as a State Senator in Connecticut s 31st Senatorial District. Jason is based at Beazley USA s office in Farmington, Connecticut. KRISTEN COLLIER WRIGHT is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Customer Satisfaction of AutoZone, Inc. She joined AutoZone in January, 2012 as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary with oversight for Litigation, Labor and Employment law, Environmental, Regulatory and International Compliance, Policy and Procedure, and Operational Support. Prior to joining AutoZone, Ms. Wright was a partner with Bass, Berry & Sims in Memphis focusing on complex litigation, commercial and financial transactions, and intellectual property and technology. BETSY WOUDENBERG is CEO of IntelligenceArts. She is a former C.I.A. Case Officer with experience in cyber operations and telecommunications and is an internationally recognized expert on the human and technical risk factors in critical infrastructure security. Her specialty is interpreting highly technical topics for non-technical audiences. She teaches at USCYBERCOM, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy, and she participates in cyber conferences for the FBI, InfraGard and AFCEA. She is a graduate of Stanford University. TERESA M. YOUNG is a partner in the St. Louis, Missouri ALFA law firm Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm s St. Louis office. Within her specialty of insurance defense, she has worked with trial counsel in medical malpractice, construction, insurance fraud and coverage cases. She was listed in Super Lawyers as a rising star for appellate practice. Alongside her appellate practice, Ms. Young takes on cases that fall into the category of complex litigation, including coverage analysis, multi-party and multijurisdictional cases, as well as cases that contain intricate factual or legal issues. She received her Bachelor s and Master s degree from the University of Kansas, and her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

20 PROGRAM INFORMATION MEETING LOCATION The Conrad New York Hotel 102 North End Avenue Tel: (212) REGISTRATION Please contact your ALFA International Attorney to register for this program. ATTENDANCE IS OPEN ONLY TO MEMBERS OF ALFA INTERNATIONAL AND THEIR INVITED GUESTS. HOTEL INFORMATION The ALFA International Room Block Rate is $379 per night Deluxe Room (single or double occupancy) The deadline for obtaining a room reservation at the ALFA International rate is May 21, After that date, or once the block is filled, reservations will be made based on hotel availability and at a rate determined by the hotel. It is possible that all rooms in the ALFA block will be reserved before the deadline so please REGISTER EARLY. Hotel reservation requests are submitted by completing the online seminar registration process. Please contact your ALFA International attorney to register. ATTIRE The attire for the educational sessions throughout the conference is business casual. CLE CREDIT ALFA International certifies that this program has been approved for 8.5 hours of General CLE credit in the States of Illinois and California. New York CLE credit is pending. CONTACT ALFA INTERNATIONAL ALFA International 980 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1180 Chicago, IL Tel: ALFA (2532) Fax: PROGRAM CONTACT Tara Miller Please join ALFA International on

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