ACI\'s 3rd Annual Forum on

Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation

Thursday, February 27 to Friday, February 28, 2014
Hilton Post Oak, Houston, TX

American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Forum on


The essential forum that shapes the future of defense and risk management strategies for the industry’s leading counsel and claims professionals

February 27–28, 2014 | Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel | Houston, TX

This is the highest-level Admiralty & Maritime Law conference that prepares you for what’s going on in the industry and provides for maximum networking opportunities with counsel and claims professionals. It’s also the only event that goes the extra mile and brings you a national judicial presence.

The law governing admiralty and maritime claims is evolving like never before. Several Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases on important maritime issues have created broad sweeping implications for the future of the law. There has never been a more important time to convene and exchange insights and strategies with colleagues and experts in the field.

In response, American Conference Institute is proud to bring you its 3rd Annual Forum on Admiralty & Maritime Claims and Litigation. The program has been updated to provide crucial developments and winning strategies to overcome the most current and complex issues surrounding admiralty and maritime litigation. Get effective tactics and insights from an unparalleled faculty of the most experienced in-house counsel, top claims officers & risk managers, insurance professionals, leading outside counsel and renowned federal judges. This year’s conference features:

A must-see in-house roundtable: corporate counsel and claims professionals speak out on the evolution of maritime policies, coverage, litigation management and hiring law firms and strategies for key issues including charter negotiations, shipyard contracts, Jones Act, cargo letters of indemnity, tankers, and more.

Unique insurance nuances: recent trends affecting marine insurance, principal maritime risks and exposures, new developments in hull and machinery and cargo insurance, and pollution coverage issues, just to name a few.

Discussions with distinguished jurists: Get valuable insight on recent developments in admiralty & maritime law, judicial perspectives on punitive damages, effective approaches to trial and case management and avoiding common mistakes made by litigators from state and federal judges that have presided over these suits.

Narrowly tailored panels: Our narrowly tailored, comprehensive panels will shed light on the most effective ways to manage and defend new and emerging theories of liability, use arbitration and settlement to effectively avoid costly litigation, respond to punitive damages claims, and incorporate recent Supreme and Circuit Court cases and lessons learned from recent catastrophes into your defense strategy and much, much more.

Register now by calling 888-224-2480 or faxing your registration form to 877-927-1563. You can also register online at

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