Shareholder Carlos A. Vera is a featured speaker at the August 11 seminar, “Ruminations on Steering Clear of ‘A Fine Mess’ in Professional Liability Coverage Disputes.” Mr. Vera will be joined by fellow presenter, David Robles, Vice President, North American Claims Group, Allied World Insurance Company, and George Fagan of Leake & Andersson, LLP, who will moderate the presentation. The presentation will address how to initiate careful investigations and make objective evaluations when making coverage decisions in complex circumstances. Those decisions are made all the more difficult because of the myriad competing factors and interests that insurers routinely face when making coverage determinations -- allegations of Petitions, limited available facts, insureds’ needs and demands for a defense, along with potentially overlapping coverages, multiple insureds with potentially divergent interests, and insurance towers for different policy types. This panel will offer its ruminations on steering clear of “fine messes” in complex circumstances.
The seminar is sponsored by the ALFA International Professional Liability Working Group. For more information about the event, please click here. ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Johnson & Bell is the Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana member firm. Founded in 1980, ALFA International was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. ALFA International has 140 member firms worldwide. Our 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Our 60 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.