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11:30 - 12:30 PM - Breakout Session 2
Choose from one of the following sessions: 

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Session Descriptions

Where Did All of My Business Go? Defense Counsel's Guide to Working with Your Insurance Carrier

Did you ever wonder why you were no longer getting case referrals from an insurer? Maybe they no longer have the work, but maybe it's something else. Why has the carrier simply stopped sending new business your way? Is there a problem with your work that you don't know about? Learn some common pitfalls that may lead to a loss of business relationships and how to avoid them.

Speakers: 
Alona Croteau, Partner, Director of Client Relations, Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP
Maria Fazzolari, Head of Specialty and Professional Claims, Nationwide          
Samara Landis, AVP - Corporate Claims Manager, Selective Insurance Company of America
Lauren Watstein, Director, Berkley Environmental


Breaking the Rose Colored Glasses: The Thorny Issues of Artificial Intelligence

AI opens a whole new world of possibilities to claims handling and the legal profession. It can help us work better, faster, and more efficiently but only if used in a way that is consistent with ethical claims handling and litigation. This panel will discuss some of the challenges presented by the use of AI and suggest ways to avoid pitfalls and navigate the thorny issues without getting stuck.

Speakers: 
Nicole Grzeskowiak, Partner, Hoagland Longo Moran Dunst & Doukas
Rachel Freedman, Vice President, Head of EPL Claims, Sompo International  
Kathryn Whitlock,  Member, McAngus Goudelock & Courie

The Value of an Emergency Response to Defend Trucking and Other Casualty Claims

Join the presenters to review best practices and tools to preserve the accident scene, electronic and video evidence, and testimony of the parties and witnesses. Learn how emergency response strategies can significantly reduce indemnity payments, spoliation of evidence claims, and the risk of aberration verdicts.

Speakers:                                                                                                                                                          
Jim Foster, Partner, Cassiday Schade LLP
Laura Merkel, Senior Field Claim Representative, Acuity Insurance  
Joe Panatera, Partner, Cassiday Schade LLP
Ray Weisse, Head of Casualty Claims, Ascot