Gallagher Bassett to Present and Attend at CLM Annual Conference
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
Friday, March 15, 2019
Orlando World Center Marriott

Gallagher Bassett is proud to attend this year’s CLM Annual Conference March 13-15.  The CLM is the largest professional association in the insurance industry with more than 45,000 professionals in the claims resolution and litigation management industries.


This year's Annual Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida.


The CLM Annual conference boasts an impressive lineup of more than 100 education sessions over the three-day event.  Gallagher Bassett will be featured in several engaging sessions.


Leading off, Bert Dizon, Claims Supervisor will present, “Has the Playing Field Expanded? Bad Faith Claims against Claims Professionals and Defense counsel,” on Thursday, March 14 at 11:30 a.m.  Panelists will discuss explore the ever-changing and expansive nature of bad faith and extra-contractual claims, including the liability of entities other than insurance companies (i.e., claims professionals, independent adjusters and defense counsel).  The panel will also guide a conversation on what various courts are doing with these expanding claims from jurisdictional and liability perspectives.  


Up next, Chris Carucci, Client Executive Director and CLM Board Member will present, “Next Generation Data Analytics and Strategies in Claims Litigation Management,” on March 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM.  Experts on this panel will address how technology and the availability of data have reached new levels of sophistication, allowing the insurance and legal industries to apply the highest levels of automation to analyze complex claims records. Learn how your organization can leverage data analytics for more insightful discovery for decision making to occur faster than ever. 


Then, Ann Stephenson, VP - Product Specialist, will present, “Using Next Generation Technology to Improve Your Litigated Claims Management Program,” on March 14, 2019 at 11:30 AM.  The panelists will guide a conversation about how next generation technology, including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning, can bring new insights and successes to better manage claims defense. We will discuss technologies available now that are making real differences to insurance carriers as well as what the very near future will hold.


We also have members of our Western Litigation team presenting.  Join Rachel Hranitzky, Senior Claims Counsel – Western Litigation, as she presents “Call me Caitlyn, Not Bruce – Navigating the New Transgender Landscape in Healthcare, Business, and Employment Claims,” on March 14 at 11:30 AM.  This panel will provide an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of the legal protections afforded to transgender employees.


Join, Cliff Connor, VP of Medicare Compliance as he and his fellow panelists presents, “Medicare 360 – A Comprehensive and Multi-Faceted Approach to Medicare Compliance,” on March 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM.  This session addresses the impending issues surrounding Liability Medicare Set-Asides (LMSAs) and explore best practices that claims professionals can institute now to get in front of being sued by a MAP for double damages.


We also have, Christopher Aikens, Lead Resolution Manager, presenting with his fellow panelists, “Junking the Junk Science – Debunking the VEI Worklife Tables and Claims of Reduced Future Worklife,” on March 14 at 3:35 PM.  This session gives the ammunition to get behind and to challenge plaintiffs' claims of economic loss when relying upon the VEI worklife tables.    


Join Nicholas Gumpel, Area Senior VP -Western Litigation, presenting “Malpractice Claims Against Defense Counsel – Preventing and Recognizing Potential Claims,” on March 14 at 3:25 PM.  The panelists will discuss errors that give rise to legal malpractice claims, how defense firms can prevent such errors, how defense firms should address such errors, and how claims representatives can recognize potential errors that might give rise to a claim against their assigned defense counsel. 


Finally, Caryn Siebert, VP of Carrier Practice, will present, “Smile You Are on Candid Camera! Cellphones, Drones, and Granny Cams, a Tortfeasor’s Worst Nightmare” on March 15, 2019 at 10:40 AM.  The panelists will address various examples of lawsuits where videotaped evidence played a crucial role in enhancing damages and creating a nearly impossible barrier to defending the action ranging from the well-publicized Uber assaults, to dash-cams catching mass collisions, to drones incidentally recording injury and assault incidents, to granny cams documenting physical abuse of elders in skilled nursing facilities.  We will discuss what to do in the face of such damaging evidence, how to challenge the evidence, and ideas to minimize exposure. 


We are looking forward to a great event in Orlando!  If you are planning to attend #CLM2019, please connect with us.



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