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2021 Virtual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar


2021 Virtual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar

Presented by the American Bar Association Litigation Section

CLE Conference Diversity Webinar Credit: 14.75 CLE credits Available
The 2021 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar has gone virtual! JAMS neutrals Cassandra S. Franklin, Esq. and Rebekah Ratliff, CCLS will speak at this year’s seminar, which will feature the same high-quality programming that has attracted insurance practitioners from all over the United States and other parts of the world for over 30 years. Learn about the very latest developments in insurance law from leading lawyers and insurance professionals through this interactive virtual seminar, March 3–5, 11–12, and 18–19. Attend for cutting-edge and informative plenary and breakout programs and valuable networking sessions.

Featured JAMS Speakers: 

Plenary: Perspectives on Virtual Proceedings: ADR & Claims Resolution in a COVID-19 World
Friday, March 5, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM ET | General CLE

Based on recent experiences, this panel will provide diverse perspectives on virtual claims resolution and ADR proceedings, as well as a look forward at potential lasting impacts of virtual media and thoughts on how to maximize the potential for successful resolution of complex insurance coverage disputes in a virtual world.

Cassandra S. Franklin, Esq. | JAMS, Los Angeles, CA
  • Albert K. Alikin | Goldberg Segalla LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jill Dalton | Aon, New York, NY
  • Lorrie Leonard | Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Chicago, IL
  • Erica Villanueva | Farella Braun + Martel LLP, San Francisco, CA

Breakout: Bearing the Costs Associated with Sex Trafficking
Friday, March 12, 2021 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET | General CLE

Trafficking is a multibillion-dollar industry, and there has been an increase in lawsuits filed against hotels for their alleged participation in and benefit from the sex trafficking industry. In the past decade, the predominance of sex trafficking has led Congress and states to create statutory liability for not only the primary actors in trafficking, like pimps and buyers, but also for the owners of commercial premises who knowingly benefitted or should have known that they were benefitting from trafficking. Plaintiffs have been more adamant about suing hotel brands and their owners, managers, and employees for their alleged participation and benefit from trafficking. These insureds seek coverage under their general liability policies, which begs the question—should an insurer bear the costs of an insured's benefit from sex trafficking? This panel will discuss the potential underlying causes of action against an insured premises, including relevant statutes of limitations for those actions, an insurer's potential duty to defend and indemnify an insured for these claims, and the benefit of either the insured or the insurer filing a declaratory judgment action.

Jamie Carsey | Markel Service Incorporated, Houston, TX
  • Christina Culver | Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons LLP, Houston, TX
  • Annie McAdams | Annie McAdams PC, Houston, TX
  • Rebekah Ratliff, CCLSJAMS, Atlanta, GA
  • Dominic Rupprecht | Reed Smith LLP, Philadelphia, PA

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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