1 Seminar Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability June 5 7, 2013 The Westin Boston Waterfront Boston, Massachusetts In-House Speakers Including Paul Berne Lancer Insurance Company Donald M. Carley State Farm Melissa Collins Beazley Group Anne Kevlin Beazley Group William J. Kobokovich, Jr. Travelers Kevin J. Willging Travelers
2 Bad faith claims against insurance companies are filled with risks and traps for the unwary. It is crucial that insurance professionals at all levels know what it takes not only to defend against these claims successfully once they are brought, but to avoid them in the first place. DRI s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar will provide attendees with valuable insight into a variety of issues that confront practitioners and claims professionals in the bad faith arena. Learn how to handle discovery relating to claims manuals and training materials, receive an overview discussion of cutting-edge judicial decisions, and hear a lively panel discuss how to develop and maintain a winning relationship among all members of the defense and insurance team. Experienced professionals will present these and other topics across the entire spectrum of bad faith law. In recent years, bad faith issues have attracted record audiences to DRI s insurance seminars. We invite you to register early and then come and learn, network with your peers, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Boston. Matthew M. Haar Program Chair Anne Kevlin Program Co-Vice Chair Bryan M. Weiss Program Co-Vice Chair What You Will Learn Cutting-edge caselaw Effective discovery techniques and trial strategies How to avoid the bad faith set up Strategies for handling discovery related to claims manuals and training material The latest on defending against claims for punitive damages How to develop a winning team Best practices for a variety of settlement issues Michael M. Marick Committee Chair Audrey A. Seeley Committee Vice Chair Todd Presnell DRI Law Institute
3 Program Schedule Wednesday, June 5, :00 p.m. Registration 3:00 p.m. If We Knew Then What We Know Now : The Evolution of Insurance Bad Faith When, why, and how did bad faith causes of action develop in the U.S.? How can this past inform us about the future of insurance bad faith? Mary K. Cryar, Degan Blanchard & Nash PLC, New Orleans, Louisiana 3:30 p.m. Common Law or Statutory Bad Faith: The Differences and Why They Matter While most states imply a duty of good faith and fair dealing in all insurance contracts, the standards and penalties for bad faith can vary widely from state-to-state, based on unique statutes and insurance department regulations that can create extra-contractual liability for insurers and subject them to suit by individuals who had no rights of action at common law. This segment will explore how states regulate bad faith and how these rules differ from the common law obligations of good faith and fair dealing. Michael F. Aylward, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston, Massachusetts 4:15 p.m. Hot New Cases in Bad Faith: Caselaw Update By popular demand, this session provides an overview of the very latest insurance bad faith decisions for Johanna W. Clark, Carlton Fields PA, Orlando, Florida Patrick B. Omilian, Goldberg Segalla LLP, Buffalo, New York 5:00 p.m. Adjourn 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception Sponsored by Morrison Mahoney LLP Zelle McDonough & Cohen LLP Thursday, June 6, :30 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Plunkett Cooney PC 7:30 a.m. First-Time Attendees Breakfast Insurance Law Committee ChaIR Michael M. Marick 8:20 a.m. Welcome and Introduction Todd Presnell, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Nashville, Tennessee Michael M. Marick, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, Chicago, Illinois Matthew M. Haar, Saul Ewing LLP, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 8:30 a.m. Turning the Tide: Effective Strategies for Defending Bad Faith Claims An effective, well-planned defense strategy implemented from the inception of the case and carried through the conclusion is essential. An experienced trial attorney will discuss strategies that have worked for him, including persuasive themes that work with juries, and motion practice that will properly position your case for trial. Trial preparation and mediation tips and tactics will also be covered. Christopher W. Martin, Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom LLP, Houston, Texas 9:30 a.m. More Discovery: Techniques for Managing Discovery Tactics Topics will include institutional bad faith, privileges that can be asserted, and how to handle discovery requests involving other policyholders. Ms. Eubanks will also discuss new developments regarding e-discovery and appropriate internal procedures for litigation holds. Jennifer D. Eubanks, Gallivan White & Boyd PA, Greenville, South Carolina 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP Program Schedule 1
4 Program Schedule 10:45 a.m. Claim Manuals and Training Materials: How to Address Them During Discovery and Trial When a bad faith action is centered around claims handling conduct and decisions, it is a virtual certainty that the plaintiff s attorney will seek discovery of the insurer s claims and underwriting manuals, training materials, and other internal documents. Are these discoverable? What privileges and protections might be asserted? How can production be handled to minimize any negative impact to the company? W. Edward Carlton, Quilling Selander Lownds Winslett & Moser PC, Dallas, Texas 11:30 a.m. Bad Faith in the Absence of Coverage, Eroding Limits Policies, and Class Actions In this panel presentation, an in-house counsel and a member of the bench will share insights and perspectives with respect to emerging issues in bad faith and litigation, including topics such as bad faith in the absence of coverage; issues that arise with eroding policy limits; and current trends in class action litigation. William J. Kobokovich, Jr., Travelers, Baltimore, Maryland The Honorable Enrique Romero (Ret.), ADR Services Inc., Los Angeles, California 12:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:30 p.m. Why Plaintiffs Win Bad Faith Claims The successful defense of a bad faith claim requires counsel who can anticipate the opponent s arguments and strategies. In this unique presentation from the other side of the bar, a policyholder counsel will open up his playbook and share insights on underlying strategies that have succeeded in the past, including themes that resonate with juries, strategies that work, and, perhaps most importantly, the things that insurance companies do that make his job easy! David W. White, Jr., Breakstone White & Gluck PC, Boston, Massachusetts 2:15 p.m. Punitive Damages and the Latest Trends and Theories In most jurisdictions, bad faith claims go handin-hand with demands for punitive damages. Punitive damages can dwarf the size of the actual claim, as courts strive to make an example of the insurance company and deter similar 2 conduct in the future. The stakes are high! Mr. Hammond will share his strategies for defending against and minimizing punitive damages awards, and also discuss the latest trends and theories. Rick Hammond, Johnson & Bell Ltd., Chicago, Illinois 3:00 p.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by Saul Ewing LLP 3:15 p.m. Defending Against Bad Faith and Extra- Contractual Liability Claims: The Latest A variety of tactics, defenses, and strategies may be employed in the defense of bad faith and extra-contractual liability claims. This lively panel of experienced defense counsel will discuss the latest developments in a few of these areas, including such topics as effective motion practice and the genuine dispute doctrine. Donald M. Carley, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, State Farm, Bloomington, Illinois Sara M. Thorpe, Gordon & Rees LLP, San Francisco, California 4:15 p.m. Consent Judgments and Expansion of the Bad Faith Setup It is not uncommon for policyholders to manage a claim so as to set up the carrier for a subsequent bad faith action, laying traps along the way. It is crucial that the insurer recognize when this is happening and employ strategies to prevent bad faith liability. An experienced in-house counsel will present his views, with an emphasis on how consent judgments are being used by policyholders as part of their overall strategy to set up the insurer for bad faith. Kevin J. Willging, Travelers, Hunt Valley, Maryland 5:00 p.m. Insurance Law Committee Meeting (open to all) 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception Sponsored by Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP Quilling Selander Lownds Winslett & Moser PC 7:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds Join colleagues and friends at selected restaurants for dinner (on your own). More details on-site.
5 Friday, June 7, :30 a.m. Registration 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by Jeff Kichaven, Mediator 7:30 a.m. In-House to In-House Breakfast Sponsored by DRI Corporate Counsel Committee 8:25 a.m. Announcements Matthew M. Haar, Saul Ewing LLP, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 8:30 a.m. We re All on the Same Team: Developing a Winning Relationship The successful resolution of a bad faith action requires a true team effort at all levels, from the attorney handling the defense, to the claims professionals at the insurance company, to the in-house counsel who often get involved in these cases. Using hypothetical situations, a veteran bad faith trial attorney and an inhouse counsel will discuss implementation of this team approach and those strategies that work and those that do not. Anne Kevlin, Beazley Group, Boston, Massachusetts Anthony R. Zelle, Zelle McDonough & Cohen LLP, Boston, Massachusetts 9:30 a.m. Impact of Social Media on Insurance Bad Faith Litigation Like it or not, Twitter, Facebook, Linked-In, and other social media sites are part of the fabric of today s society. More and more, these sites and other cutting-edge technology are invading the commercial environment. Insurance claims and bad faith actions are not immune. Mr. Berne will discuss the impact that these social media are having on claims and bad faith litigation. Paul Berne, Lancer Insurance Company, Cleveland, Ohio 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:30 a.m. The Imperfect Claim: Addressing Problems Effectively and Diplomatically Every claims professional strives to handle claims in a professional, competent, and errorfree manner. Despite those good intentions, mistakes sometimes happen that can become amplified in the context of a bad faith claim. The successful defense of a bad faith claim requires strategies for identifying and dealing with these imperfect claims and minimizing the negative impact they may otherwise have. Robert M. Peterson, Carlson Calladine & Peterson LLP, San Francisco, California 11:30 a.m. Settlement Discussions: Best Practices Does an insurer have a duty to initiate settlement discussions? How should settlement negotiations be handled when there are multiple layers of coverage or when policy limits are insufficient to settle a group of claims? Mr. Harding will address these issues and offer other best practices for handling settlement discussions. John T. Harding, Morrison Mahoney LLP, Boston, Massachusetts 12:15 p.m. Ethics: Legal Malpractice Concerns and Tips for In-House Counsel More often, insurance companies are turning to in-house counsel or captive attorneys to defend policyholders or manage claims or litigation. Such structures present interesting ethical issues and minefields to recognize and avoid, and may add complexity to bad faith claims against insurers, including conflict of interest, unauthorized practice of law, and unfair and deceptive practices. These will be addressed by an experienced attorney and claim professional. Melissa Collins, Beazley Group, New York, New York 1:15 p.m. Adjourn Program Schedule 3
6 Facult y FACULTY Michael F. Aylward is a senior partner in the Boston office of Morrison Mahoney LLP, where he chairs the firm s complex insurance claims group. A former chair of DRI s Insurance Law Committee and a former DRI board member, Mr. Aylward currently serves as chair of DRI s Law Institute. He has also taken a leading role in the defense bar, including leadership positions in the FDCC, the IADC, and the DRI Insurance Roundtable. Paul Berne joined Lancer Insurance Company in Cleveland in He has over 32 years in claims management and was formerly vice president of claims with Progressive Casualty Insurance Company. Mr. Berne is a past president and treasurer of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) and currently chairs the TIDA Endowment Committee. He is a frequent speaker on bad faith avoidance. Donald M. Carley, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, is an associate general counsel with State Farm in Bloomington, Illinois, where he oversees litigation against the company, including bad faith and extra-contractual litigation. Prior to joining State Farm, Mr. Carley worked in private practice in San Francisco, where he handled commercial litigation matters, including insurance coverage and bad faith cases. Prior to embarking on his legal career, he worked in the claims department of two national commercial insurance carriers. W. Edward Carlton, a shareholder at Quilling Selander Lownds Winslett & Moser PC in Dallas, represents business clients in complex civil litigation. His practice is focused on defending insurers and third-party administrators against insurance bad faith claims. Mr. Carlton has successfully defended to conclusion over 50 insurance bad faith actions. He also provides representation in numerous areas of insurance coverage and speaks extensively on discovery, conflicts of interest, and claims handling. Johanna W. Clark is a shareholder in the Orlando, Florida, office of Carlton Fields PA. For the past 12 years, her practice has focused on representing insurers in first-party and thirdparty bad faith disputes, as well as malicious prosecution claims. Ms. Clark also defends insurers in class actions throughout Florida. Melissa Collins is a claims manager for the lawyers professional liability group at Beazley Group in New York City. Prior to joining Beazley in 2006, she spent seven years as a litigator with a firm in New York, where she handled commercial and employment litigation in state and federal courts around the country, participating in numerous bench trials, jury trials, arbitrations, and mediations. Mary K. Cryar is an attorney with the New Orleans firm of Degan Blanchard & Nash PLC. She is licensed to practice both in Illinois and Louisiana, and in all federal courts in both states. Ms. Cryer has handled numerous cases in Illinois and Louisiana involving allegations of bad faith made by insureds under firstparty policies and allegations of bad faith failure to settle under general liability and professional services policies. Jennifer D. Eubanks is of counsel with Gallivan White & Boyd PA in Greenville, South Carolina. Her practice emphasizes insurance coverage advice and litigation, extra-contractual litigation, and appellate advocacy. Ms. Eubanks has represented insurers, insurance brokers, and agents in litigation involving both first-party and third-party benefits. She is a frequent speaker on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and has contributed to DRI s Insurance Bad Faith A Compendium of State Law since Matthew M. Haar is a litigation attorney in Saul Ewing LLP s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office and is a member of its insurance practice group. He concentrates on corporate and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on complex insurance and reinsurance litigation, including bad faith cases and interinsurance company coverage disputes. Mr. Haar has represented both insurance companies and insureds in administrative proceedings, complex coverage and contractual disputes, bad faith actions, and liquidations. He is the program chair for this seminar. Rick Hammond is an equity shareholder with Johnson & Bell Ltd. in Chicago, where he co-chairs the firm s insurance coverage group. He focuses on property insurance coverage, arson and fraud, and bad faith litigation. He is past president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, former head of the Illinois Insurance Department s Chicago office, and currently serves as legal counsel for the Insurance Committee for Arson Control, a national insurance trade association. John T. Harding is a partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston, where he practices in the firm s complex claims, insurance and reinsurance group. He focuses on complex coverage litigation, reinsurance, and bad faith litigation. Mr. Harding has more than 20 years of experience representing insurers on a national basis in connection with coverage disputes arising out of underlying environmental, asbestos, products, pharmaceutical, medical device, employment discrimination, and other liabilities. He is a former publications chair for DRI s Insurance Law Committee. Anne Kevlin is claims counsel for Beazley Group in Boston, a Lloyd s MGA. She manages outside law firms and oversees legal strategy on property claims, including those with bad faith allegations. Ms. Kevlin has more than 15 years of insurance litigation experience, and is AV rated. She has expertise in the Lloyd s Market, and is a recipient of the CII Award in London Market. Ms. Kevlin is a member of the Massachusetts bar and the program co-vice chair for this seminar. William J. Kobokovich, Jr., is vice president and associate group general counsel for Travelers in Hunt Valley, Maryland. After practicing with a private firm in Baltimore for 14 years, he went in-house to the insurance industry. His current responsi- 4
7 bilities include management of commercial lines and personal lines extra-contractual litigation nationwide. Mr. Kobokovich is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell. Michael M. Marick, chair of DRI s Insurance Law Committee, is a founding partner of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, a Chicago-based firm with offices in Dallas, Phoenix, and San Francisco. Mr. Marick has a nationwide insurance coverage litigation practice. For many years, he taught insurance law at the law school level. Mr. Marick has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Euromoney s Guide to the World s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers. Christopher W. Martin is the founding partner of Martin Disiere Jefferson & Wisdom LLP in Houston. In the last two decades, he has tried more than 100 jury trials in 14 different states, defending bad faith or coverage claims. From , Texas Monthly named him one of the top 100 lawyers in Texas. Mr. Martin is the author of three legal treatises on Texas insurance law. He served as the professor of insurance law at the University of Houston Law School for 10 years. Patrick B. Omilian is an attorney in Goldberg Segalla LLP s global insurance services group in Buffalo, New York. He concentrates his practice on complex insurance coverage, bad faith, and reinsurance matters. Licensed in New York and Indiana, Mr. Omilian defends bad faith cases in both states and has been admitted pro hac vice in a number of jurisdictions. He is spearheading a global warming/insurance initiative at his firm. Robert M. Peterson is a founding partner in the San Francisco office of Carlson Calladine & Peterson LLP. Over his 32-year career, he has tried to verdict many high-stakes bad faith jury cases, lasting from three weeks to three months. Mr. Peterson has litigated bad faith cases in more than 20 states and is nationally known for his trial expertise in bad faith and punitive damages. He is a member of DRI and ABOTA. Todd Presnell is a trial lawyer with the Nashville office of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. His practice focuses on the representation of businesses in commercial and employment litigation. Mr. Presnell has contributed articles to For The Defense and is a member of DRI s Law Institute. He is a member of the IADC and is listed in the editions of Best Lawyers in America. The Honorable Enrique Romero, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge with 10 years on the bench, is a mediator with ADR Services Inc. in Los Angeles. Judge Romero has presided over insurance first-party bad faith matters and has settled thousands of cases averaging $300 million $500 million. He has served as a mediator for 15 years. Audrey A. Seeley is a senior associate at Hurwitz & Fine PC in Buffalo, New York, where she focuses on insurance coverage and no-fault coverage. She counsels insurers on personal and commercial lines policies and handles declaratory judgment actions in state and federal courts in New York. She is the coauthor of a chapter in the New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide. Ms. Seeley is the vice chair of DRI s Insurance Law Committee. Sara M. Thorpe, a San Francisco partner at Gordon & Rees LLP, litigates insurance disputes, including bad faith claims, on behalf of insurers. Ms. Thorpe has won favorable judgments for: an umbrella/excess insurer for asbestos liabilities following the insured s nondisclosure of other insurance; in protection of a primary insurer that had not defended a widow s environmental coverage claim; and by cross-claim for fraud against an insured who filed an inflated insurance claim following a suspicious fire. Bryan M. Weiss is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming LLP and co-chair of its insurance law practice group, specializing in providing coverage advice to insurers and representing insurers in declaratory relief, bad faith actions, and appeals. His expertise includes intellectual property and Coverage B coverage matters, first-party property matters and coverage issues arising under general and professional liability policies. Mr. Weiss is the program co-vice chair for this seminar. David W. White, Jr., is a founding member of Breakstone White & Gluck PC in Boston. He focuses on personal injury and professional liability cases, and claims against insurance companies for bad faith practices. Mr. White is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs on a variety of matters, including trial practice, insurance bad faith, and law firm management. Mr. White is a past president of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Kevin J. Willging, senior counsel and second vice president for Travelers in Hunt Valley, Maryland, is responsible for managing extra-contractual litigation against the company. He works closely with defense counsel in preparing pleadings, formulating strategy, coordinating consistent discovery tactics, negotiating settlements, and preparing cases for trial. Mr. Willging is a frequent speaker on extra-contractual issues and litigation. Previously, while in private practice, he focused on insurance coverage and defense litigation. Anthony R. Zelle, the founder of Zelle McDonough & Cohen LLP in Boston and New York City, represents insurers in coverage, bad faith, and other extra-contractual claims. He served as lead counsel for insurers in Boston s Big Dig construction litigation. His victories have been cited in the Top Ten Most Important Defense Verdicts and Top Ten Jury Verdicts in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. A former chair of DRI s Insurance Law Committee, Mr. Zelle is a member of DRI s Center for Law and Public Policy. Facult y 5
8 General Information General Information CLE/Claims Adjusters Accreditation This seminar has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of hours, including 1 hour of ethics credit. Accreditation has been requested from every state with mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements. Certificates of attendance will be provided to each attendee. Attendees are responsible for obtaining CLE credits from their respective states. Application has been made for continuing education for claims adjusters. Credit availability and requirements vary from state to state; please check the DRI website at dri.org for the latest information for your state. Registration The registration fee is $745 for members and those who join DRI when registering and $975 for nonmembers. The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and networking receptions. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the conference and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by May 16, 2013 (please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after May 16, 2013, will be processed on-site. Refund Policy The registration fee is fully refundable for cancellations received on or before May 16, Cancellations received after May 16 and on or before May 23, 2013, will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee. Cancellations made after May 23 will not receive a refund, but the course materials on CD-ROM and a $100 certificate good for any DRI seminar within the next 12 months will be issued. All cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing. Fax ( ) or to DRI s Accounting Department. All refunds will be mailed within four weeks after the date of the conference. Substitutions may be made at any time without charge and must be submitted in writing. Hotel Accommodations A limited number of discounted hotel rooms have been made available at the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts For reservations, visit dri.org and go to the Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar page or contact the hotel directly at Please mention DRI s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar to take advantage of the group rate of $279 Single/Double. The hotel block is limited and rooms and rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You must make reservations by May 7, 2013, to be eligible for the group rate. 6 Requests for reservations made after May 7 are subject to room and rate availability. Special Discounts Group Discount The first and second registrations from the same firm or company are subject to the fees outlined previously. The registration fee for additional registrants from the same firm or company is $695, regardless of membership status. All registrations must be received at the same time to receive the discount. In-House Counsel In-house counsel are eligible for free registration to DRI seminars. In-house counsel are defined as licensed attorneys, who are employed exclusively by a corporation or other private sector organization for the purpose of providing legal representation and counsel only to that corporation, its affiliates and subsidiaries. In order to qualify for free registration, the individual must also be a DRI member and a member of DRI s Corporate Counsel Committee. Offer excludes the DRI Annual Meeting. Claims Executives Any member of DRI employed as a claims professional by a corporation or insurance company, who spends a substantial portion of his or her professional time hiring or supervising outside counsel in the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation, will be entitled to free attendance at any DRI program. Nonmember claims executives should contact DRI s Customer Service at for details. Offer excludes DRI Annual Meeting. Travel Discounts DRI offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for DRI s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra- Contractual Liability Seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., DRI s official travel provider, at As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended. The taping or recording of DRI seminars is prohibited without the written permission of DRI. Speakers and times may be subject to last-minute changes. DRI policy provides there will be no group functions sponsored by others in connection with its seminars.
9 2013 Seminar Schedule February 28 March 1 March March March April 3 5 April April May 1 3 May 9 10 May 9 10 May May Toxic Torts and Environmental Law The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA Women in the Law Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL Trial Tactics Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Medical Liability and Health Care Law Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL Product Liability Conference Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Claims The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA Employment and Labor Law Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, AZ Business Litigation InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL Intellectual Property Litigation InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL Drug and Medical Device Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY Retail and Hospitality Litigation and Claims Management InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL May Diversity for Success Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL June 6 7 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra- Contractual Liability The Westin Boston Waterfront, Boston, MA June 12 Global Arbitration Summit Prague Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic June Hot Topics in International Dispute Resolution Prague Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic June Young Lawyers The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV June Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance The Westin Washington, D.C. City Centre, Washington, D.C. July Class Action The Willard Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. September Nursing Home/ALF Litigation The Westin Kierland, Scottsdale, AZ September Strictly Automotive The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel, Dearborn, MI September Construction Law The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV October DRI Annual Meeting Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL Diversity and Inclusion in DRI: A Statement of Principle DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Diversity is a core value at DRI. Indeed, diversity is fundamental to the success of the organization, and we seek out and embrace the innumerable benefits and contributions that the perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences a diverse membership provides. Inclusiveness is the chief means to increase the diversity of DRI s membership and leadership positions. DRI s members and potential leaders are often also members and leaders of other defense organizations. Accordingly, DRI encourages all national, state, and local defense organizations to promote diversity and inclusion in their membership and leadership. Seminar Schedule 7
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11 Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar June 5 7, 2013 The Westin Boston Waterfront Boston, Massachusetts For inclusion on the preregistration list and to receive course materials in advance, register by May 16, Formal Name Title Name (as you would like it to appear on badge) Company/Firm/Law School Address City State/Province Zip/Post Code Telephone Fax Please list any special needs Are you a first-time attendee at this DRI seminar? Yes No How many attorneys are in your firm? What is your primary area of practice? Registration Fee Registration fee includes seminar attendance, networking events, and course materials. DRI will a link to download the course materials to all registrants two weeks in advance of the seminar. The CD will be included in the registration packet on-site. You can order additional copies by checking the appropriate box below or going online at dri.org. Member $745 Nonmember $975 Government Member $500 Law Student Member FREE In-House Counsel Member* FREE Claims Executive Member* FREE Group Discount* $695 (*as defined on page 6) Additional Course Materials Member $75 Nonmember $95 Payment Method My check for (USD) is enclosed. Please charge my VISA MasterCard American Express Bad Faith B Card # Exp. Date Signature Please remit payment by MAIL to: Please remit payment by COURIER to: DRI JP Morgan, Attn: DRI # Eagle Way, Chicago, IL S. Dearborn, 6th Floor, Chicago, IL PHONE: FAX: WEB: dri.org
12 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID DRI 55 West Monroe Street Suite 2000 Chicago, IL USA Free registration for DRI In-House Counsel and Claims Executives* In-House Counsel All in-house counsel who are members of DRI and members of the DRI Corporate Counsel Committee are eligible for free registration to DRI seminars. To redeem your free registration, please login to your member account and register for the seminar(s) of your choice. As a member, you are eligible to attend as many seminars as you would like free of the registration fees. Claims Executives Any member of DRI employed as a claims professional by a corporation or insurance company, who spends a substantial portion of his or her professional time hiring or supervising outside counsel in the representation of business, insurance companies or their insureds, associations or governmental entities in civil litigation, will be entitled to free registration at any DRI program. To redeem your free registration, please login to your member account and register for the seminar of your choice. Nonmember claims executives should contact DRI s Customer Service. *Offers exclude the DRI Annual Meeting. See page 6 for eligibility requirements. For questions or more information, contact DRI Customer Service at Not a member? Visit dri.org to join today, attend the seminar at the discounted member rate and receive all of the valuable resources DRI offers to help build your professional network.