National Forum On

LPL/Legal Malpractice

Underwriting, Claims Handling & Risk Management Strategies To Minimize Financial Losses

Thursday, January 19, 2006

About

Writing legal malpractice insurance is becoming an expensive proposition. These days no law firm is immune from malpractice claims. In fact, each year at least one in twenty insured attorneys will face a malpractice suit. With the significant increase in the severity of claims in the past few years, it is more important than ever that you understand not only how to price policies, but also how to evaluate and control your risk factors.

ACI's National Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice publication will give you concrete strategies for ensuring profitability in your LPL line. You will learn:*
  • New underwriting, claims and risk management techniques you need to handle liability arising from SOX, the Bankruptcy Act, and other emerging exposures
  • Proactive policies that will prevent scheduling errors, sloppy billing practices, and dicey client selection decisions
  • Where the claims are coming from: analyses of geography, practice areas and types of claims filed during the past year
  • Disproving causation in transactional cases: what works, what doesn't


*American Conference Institute cannot guarantee that every presentation will be included in the publication.

Contents & Contributors

About

Writing legal malpractice insurance is becoming an expensive proposition. These days no law firm is immune from malpractice claims. In fact, each year at least one in twenty insured attorneys will face a malpractice suit. With the significant increase in the severity of claims in the past few years, it is more important than ever that you understand not only how to price policies, but also how to evaluate and control your risk factors.

ACI's National Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice publication will give you concrete strategies for ensuring profitability in your LPL line. You will learn:*
  • New underwriting, claims and risk management techniques you need to handle liability arising from SOX, the Bankruptcy Act, and other emerging exposures
  • Proactive policies that will prevent scheduling errors, sloppy billing practices, and dicey client selection decisions
  • Where the claims are coming from: analyses of geography, practice areas and types of claims filed during the past year
  • Disproving causation in transactional cases: what works, what doesn't


*American Conference Institute cannot guarantee that every presentation will be included in the publication.

Contents & Contributors


DON'T LET THE NEW BANKRUPTCY LAW BANKRUPT YOU
Sally J. Field, Great American Insurance Company

RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND INTERNAL CONTROLS FOR LAW FIRMS
Mark K. Anesh, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
Martin W. Terpstra, RSM McGadrey

HELPING INSUREDS PREVENT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST THAT LEAD TO MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
Daniel D. Tostrud, Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP
William Freivogel, Aon Risk Services

PREPARING, DEFENDING AND PREVENTING CLAIMS STEMMING FROM TAX SHELTER ADVICE
Dan Vaughn, Liberty International Underwriters
Marian C. Rice, L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, LLP

BALANCING COVERAGE NEEDS WITH UNDERWRITING CONSIDERATIONS
Anne Marie Davine, Marsh USA

LATERAL HIRES
Michael Welbel, MG Welbel & Associates

BALANCING COVERAGE NEEDS WITH UNDERWRITING CONSIDERATIONS
Albert J. Roberts III, General Star Legal Malpractice Group

LPL CLAIMS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR MINIMIZING LOSSES
Francis M. Chmielewski, United National Group
Jonathan L. Franznick, Marsh USA
Joseph W.E. Schmitt, St. Paul Travelers Insurance Companies

ASSESSING YOUR ADR OPTIONS: THE QUICKEST ROAD TO RESOLVING DISPUTES?
Janet Davis, Meckler, Bulger & Tilson
Martin Quinn, JAMS
Sean M. Selegue, Rogers Joseph O'Donnell & Phillips

CASE SUMMARIES ON BANKRUPTCY, PUNITIVE DAMAGES, AND CAUSATION
David P. Hartnett, Hinshaw & Culbertson

RESOURCES DISCUSSING SETTLEMENT TECHNIQUES, STRATEGIES AND ISSUES
Carol Payne, Vinson & Elkins

WINNING LITIGATION STRATEGIES ON ADMISSIBILITY, CAUSATION AND OTHER PROCEDURAL AND SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
Carol Payne, Vinson & Elkins
Mark K. Anesh, Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dickler, LLP
David P. Hartnett, Hinshaw & Culbertson
Jose I. Rojas, Rojas Law Firm

ELECTRONIC FILES
Scott B. Garner, Howrey, LLP

THE SPEED OF NORMAL: CONFLICTS, COMPETENCY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law



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