101. Tips and Practice Pointers on Identifying, Evaluating and Handling Insurance Claims & Shifting the Risk
Has your client ever been placed on notice of a liability claim or served with a complaint alleging liability? Have you identified and accessed all potentially available insurance coverage? How do insurers respond to a tendered claim? How do insurers protect policyholders while also ensuring that the terms and conditions of the policy are respected? What if the insurer issues a reservation of rights letter, refuses to defend, or denies the claim? This program will help attorneys in all practice areas, including in-house counsel, spot insurance issues, understand key insurance terms and provisions, and gain practical insight about pursuing insurance claims for clients as well as learn how insurers respond to and handle claims. Knowledge about insurance claims and coverage, as well as risk shifting mechanisms, is invaluable information to attorneys representing and advising clients, whether as in-house counsel or outside counsel.
Moderator: Debbie S. Crockett
Panelists: Kristy M. Gonowon; Peter C. Kim; Phillip F. Shinn