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Sexual Abuse Litigation and Coverage Conference

Sexual Abuse Litigation and Coverage Conference

Presented by Perrin Conferences

CLE Conference Credit: 7.0 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credit Hours Pending
Join Robin H. Gise, Esq. at the upcoming Sexual Abuse Litigation and Coverage Conference to be held in-person at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Hosted by Perrin Conferences, the leader in joint plaintiff/defense conferences, the event speakers include prominent defense and plaintiff attorneys, in house counsel, and insurance professionals. It also includes many opportunities for networking.


7:30-8:30am | Registration

8:30-8:45am | Welcome and Co-Chair Opening Remarks
  • Tracey McDevitt Hagan, Esq. | Reilly McDevitt & Henrich -- Philadelphia, PA
  • Elizabeth Hanke | Vice President, KCIC -- Washington, DC
  • Brian Kent, Esq. | Laffey Bucci & Kent -- Philadelphia, PA
8:45-9:45am | Trends in Sexual Abuse Litigation and the Status of the Litigation
  • Update on statute of limitations by state
  • Recent decisions in the litigation
  • Evolving case law and legislation
  • What is the political climate in various states?
9:45-10:45am | Finding and Organizing Coverage
  • Claims data and liability estimation
  • Lost/missing policies, archaeology, policy terms
  • Complexity with record keeping- Exhaustion across so many years and different claimants being handled by different carriers
  • Risk management of insureds
  • Cost management
10:45-11:00am | Break

11:15am-12:15pm | Settlement and Resolution
Moderator: Tracey Hagan McDevitt, Esq. | Reilly McDevitt & Henrich.
  • Bernadette W. Catalana, Esq. | MG+M The Law Firm -- New York, NY
  • Robin H. Gise, Esq. | JAMS -- New York, NY
  • Jordan K. Merson, Esq. | Merson Law, PLLC, New York, NY
  • Josh Silber, Esq. | Abend & Silber, PLLC, New York, NY
12:15-1:45pm | Lunch Break

1:45-2:45pm | Damages in Sexual Misconduct Cases
  • How the value of the models is typically tied to the heinousness of the abuse and not necessarily to the heinousness of the behavior of the defendant
  • Should victims go through the tort system?
  • What factors should contribute to the settlement values for different cases and different survivors within the same case? Or even between cases?
2:45-3:45pm | Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Number of occurrences is a significant issue
  • Definition of occurrence and trigger of coverage – one perpetrator with multiple victims and multiple incidents
  • Whether negligent supervision/hiring qualifies as an “occurrence” in the first place
  • Expected & Intended (severability of interest as to the perpetrator and the organization)
  • Definition of bodily injury including if mental anguish is included
  • Definition of insured specifically as it may relate to the preparator
  • Allocation and “damages”: Spanning multiple policy years so allocation is a challenge
4:00-5:00pm | Practical Issues Relating to Liability Insurance with Institutional Insureds in Litigation and Settlement

5:00-6:00pm | Networking Cocktail Reception

Featured People

Robin H. Gise, Esq.
  • Business Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
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