Insurance Law

Claims Against Lawyers: Insurance Coverage Issues

By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Law firms rely on their professional liability policies to protect them against a wide range of alleged errors and omissions. But does the law firm realize that its own actions can create potential coverage defenses. What are the ramifications for giving notice of circumstances, or not? What activities fall outside coverage? What are the most challenging insurance coverage issues facing law firms and their insurers? The panel will address these questions from the perspective of the law firm risk manager, the Policyholder's coverage lawyer, the Insurer and the Insurer's coverage lawyer.

Presented by ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) & Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committees

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Co-Chairs: Gary Gassman (TIPS) and Angela Elbert (Litigation) Moderator: Jill Berkeley, Neal Gerber Eisenberg, Chicago

Panelists: Gary Gassman, Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, (the Insurer Coverage Lawyer's Perspective), 123 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1800, Chicago, IL 60606; Tel: (312) 474-7947

Paula Litt, Schopf & Weiss LLP, (the Policyholder's Coverage Lawyer's Perspective), One South Wacker Drive, 28th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606; Tel: (312) 701-9317

Douglas Richmond, Aon Risk Services - Professional Services Group, (the Law Firm Risk Manager), 2 Prudential Plaza, Suite 2626, 180 N. Stetson, Chicago, IL 60601; Tel: (312) 381-4000

Jeanette Bourey McDonough, Markel Service, Incorporated, (the Insurer Claims Representative), 10 Parkway North, Suite 100, Deerfield, Illinois 60015; Tel: (847) 572-6335

CLE Credit
One hour CLE will be requested through the ABA


08:00 - 09:30 AM

Location of Program Neal Gerber Eisenberg Conference Center 17th Floor 2 N. LaSalle St. Chicago, Illinois 60602

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