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2021 CLM Focus


2021 CLM Focus

Presented by Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Diversity CLE Conference Credit: MCLE Credits Available
The CLM Focus conference offers a singular focus on specific tracks of content designed to address your most pressing professional needs. A wide range of important issues will be covered during the interactive roundtable sessions where attendees will participate with a cohort of like-minded professionals. Content tracks are available on the topics of: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Management Liability; Medical Malpractice; Product Liability; Professional Liability; Transportation; and Claims & Litigation Management.

Featured JAMS Panelists

Mediating to Avoid the Nuclear Verdict | Claims & Litigation Management - Session 2
October 19 | 4:30 - 5:30  PM CST

Corporate defendants and insurers are ever mindful of nuclear verdicts, especially for third-party claims involving bodily injury. Achieving a successful exit from litigation in catostrophic cases through mediation is an art. Often times these type of cases are sure to include a policy limit, a time-limited demand to leverage the value of the case. The panel will discuss new strategies for dealing with high exposure claims where a policy limit demand is likely and mediation will occur as well. They will point out red flags for the bad faith set-up in these claims and how to approach settlement at and beyond mediation.

  • Melanie Brown, | Munich RE America
  • Laura B. Frankel, Esq.| JAMS
  • Collin Hite | Markel Service, Incorporated
  • April Villaverde | Kennedys

The Claims SEEN: Liability, Viability, and Inclusivity | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Session 4
October 20 | 10:00-11:00 AM CST

Attend this session if you are ready to engage in a conversation that will explore the relationship between the lack of diversity in the industry and the effects on clams management, negotiations, and outcomes. Attendees will hear a robust real talk discussion about venues and other subject matter realities from the standpoint of claims personnel and other process participants. The goal is to awaken considerations about the imperative of diversity in this space as a way to achieve fair claims handling for all.

  • Kellie Howard-Goudy | Collins Einhorn Farrell PC

  • Herman Ramirez | Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
  • Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS | JAMS

Featured People

Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Governmental & Public Agency
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Securities
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