10:00 - 11:00 AM - Breakout Session 2
Choose from one of the following sessions: 

Construction: Construction Defect 101- Part 2 
General Liability: Employing Efficient Discovery to Secure Early Settlement
Ethics: Beware of “Breaking Bad” Lawyers - The Impact on the Legal Profession   

Session Descriptions

Construction Defect 101 - Part 2
Litigation Management has always been important but today it is an even more critical element in handling Construction Defect claims. We'll discuss proactive litigation management and how defense counsel's role in controlling litigation, and how to work with co-defendants to move matters forward to resolution.                           


Diana Gerstberger, VP of Casualty Claims, Arch Insurance
Danielle Waltz, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl                                                                                                                        


Employing Efficient Discovery to Secure Early Settlement

This panel discussion will feature a mediator, claims professional and defense attorney, who will address strategies for dismantling exaggerated Plaintiffs' claims with early, effective use of discovery tools. Learn how these tools can be employed to leverage pressure toward early settlement.

Zahnie Soe Myint, Partner, Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck
Scott Pehoushek, Associate Attorney, Koeller Nebeker Carlson & Haluck
Traci McGuire, Chief Claims Officer, AmeriTrust Group       


Beware of “Breaking Bad” Lawyers - The Impact on the Legal Profession

 Badly behaving lawyers have historically been the justification for new ethical rules and obligations imposed on the legal profession. Recently Tom Girardi, Alex Murdaugh, John Eastman and others have caused ripples in the legal community resulting in new State Bar rules and proposed obligations both administratively and via judicial intervention. This panel will discuss these new or revisited ethical rules and the growing concerns about public and judicial confidence in our profession.

Frances O'Meara, Partner, Wood Smith Henning & Berman
Kim Noble, Vice President, Applied Financial Lines
Kevin Fisher, Senior Vice President, Allied World Insurance Corp