Events & Seminars

Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium

DRI: The Voice of the Defense Bar
by Andrew Downs, Douglas Houser

Speech Category

Insurance Law


Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers, 811 7th Avenue on 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019


11.18.10 at 8:00AM


11.19.10 at 1:30PM


At DRI's annual Insurance Coverage and Practice Symposium, you will be treated to a distinguished faculty of regulators, practitioners and insurance industry leaders providing insight into national trends, dissecting important recent decisions and offering creative practice tips to assure that you remain on the cutting-edge for first- and third-party coverage. The faculty consists of national coverage specialists who work in the trenches and who know how to share the most important developments in claims and insurance coverage.

Two attorneys from Bullivant's Insurance Industry Services Group will be presenting at the event. Presentations include:

Leaves Between the Pages: ILC Chairs Look Back 50 Years and Peer into the Crystal Ball
In celebration of DRI's 50th anniversary, the Insurance Law Committee's founders and past leaders will provide perspective about the practice and evolution of coverage law in the past decade and in years to come. These highly qualified coverage practice historians and prognosticators have provided innovation, wisdom and insight to DRI, the Insurance Law Committee and the national practice of insurance coverage law.

Shaun McParland Baldwin, Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess LLP, Chicago, Illinois
Paul B. Butler, Jr., Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP, Tampa, Florida
Douglas G. Houser, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, Portland, Oregon

Withering Leaves: Acting Ethically When You Fear Your Client Has Not
Attorneys representing corporate clients, whether as defense counsel or as coverage counsel, face new challenges in the post-Lehman Brothers, post-Enron era. What must counsel do when he or she learns that unlawful or unethical conduct is occurring inside the client's organization? What are the risks associated with inaction? When is the ultimate remedy of withdrawal necessary? Learn about the relationship between state and federal criminal and tort law, the rules of professional conduct, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the insurer's duty to defend against covered claims. What must appointed defense counsel do, and refrain from doing, when the insured is suspected of engaging in unlawful or unethical conduct?

Andrew B. Downs, Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, San Francisco, California

For more information and to register, please visit DRI's website.

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