2012 Law School for Insurance Professionals Program
Thursday, October 11, 2012
- Location -
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road
Long Island, NY 11747
Note: This course is
geared toward insurance professionals and does not carry MCLE credit for
Join insurance industry professionals
and their counsel for an interactive day exploring topics which confront
insurance professionals daily. New York’s most
respected attorneys will provide insights and updates on the law
affecting notice, disclaimers, assignment of independent counsel,
investigating a loss and avoiding a spoliation charge, social media in
the claims investigation and legal process, and an update on the law
regarding premises liability claims.
This year’s program will
also include a mock trial featuring the examination of an expert by
defense and plaintiff’s counsel with rulings by a judge.
Panelists will cover situations you encounter in your daily
A program coursebook will be distributed to all attendees the morning of
The last day to pre-register online is September 21,
2012. Register online
download the program brochure and registration form.
9:50 Accident scene investigation: what you need to
know; what actions should you undertake to assist in the
defense of a case; spoliation and how to protect materials from
Michael P. O’ Brien, Esq. (Albany)
Lisa M. Robinson, Esq. (Syracuse)
Michael Rubin, Esq. (Syracuse)
Joel B. Schechter, Esq. (Buffalo)
Glenn A. Monk, Esq. (New York)
Brian J. Donnelly, Esq. (Long
10:45 Update on Developments regarding notice,
disclaimers, right to independent counsel, and direct actions.
L. Rokuson, Esq. (Albany)
Valerie L. Barbic, Esq. (Syracuse)
Jessica L. Foscolo, Esq. and Elsa J. Schmidt, Esq. (Buffalo)
Mirna M. Santiago, Esq. (New York)
Roberto, Esq. (Long Island)
11:50 Social Media and Claims-recent developments, caselaw, and
the implications of the various platforms in
a lawsuit and issues regarding the use of the platforms by claims.
Matthew S. Lerner, Esq. (Albany)
Maureen E. Maney, Esq. (Syracuse)
Sarah J. Delaney, Esq. (Buffalo)
Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. (New York and Long Island)
1:00 Lunch (on
on the law regarding Premises Liability-practical knowledge for better
claims handling of indemnity
and additional insured issues.
Robert H. Coughlin, Esq. (Albany)
Maureen G. Fatcheric, Esq. (Syracuse)
Dan D. Kohane, Esq. (Buffalo)
Dennis M. Wade, Esq. (New York)
Neil L. Sambursky, Esq. (Long Island)
subrogation rights, and the present status of Medicare set asides.
J. Permutt (Albany)
Catherine A. Gale (Syracuse)
J. Michael Hayes (Buffalo)
Michael C. Tromello (New York and Long Island)
4:15 Mock Trial
Presentation of the examination and cross-examination of an expert
witness using a fact pattern involving
an auto accident with an explanation of the issues, medicine and
Marco Caviglia, Esq., Plaintiff’s Attorney
TBD, Judge (Albany)
James E. Reid, Esq., Plaintiff’s Attorney
A. Lenhard, Esq., Defendant’s Attorney
Therese Wiley Dancks, Magistrate Judge NDNY (Syracuse)
Cusano, Esq., Plaintiff’S Attorney
G. Mescall, Esq., Defendant’s Attorney
Judge (New York)
Edward J. Nitkewicz, Esq., Plaintiff’s Attorney
Colavecchio, Esq., Defendant’s Attorney
Howard B. Reiser, MD, Expert
TBD, Judge (Long Island)
MOCK TRIAL Cause and Origin of a Fire
The presentation will demonstrate effective use of scientific testing as
well as scene analysis in a complex cause
origin lawsuit. The presentation will demonstrate analysis of possible
sources of combustion and burn patterns
in eliminating or including different causes for the fire. The
presentation will be conducted by experienced trial attorneys
experienced cause and origin expert.
Linda J. Marsh, Esq., Plaintiff’s Attorney
Michael F. Perley Esq., Defendant’s Attorney
W. Cavanaugh, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator ( Rochester)
4:15-4:35 p.m. Q&A -
Overall Planning Chair
Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq.
Johs Avallone Aviles LLP
Melville, New York
Laurie A. Giordano Esq.
LeClair Korona Giodano Cole LLP
Insurance and Compensation Law Section
F. Gerbini, Esq.
Osterman & Hanna LLP
New York City
Robert H. Coughlin.,
Esq. (Co-Chair), Flink Smith LLC, Albany * Mirna M. Santiago, Esq.
(Co- Chair), White Fleischner & Fino LLP, New York
* Marco Caviglia Esq., Law Firm of Marco Caviglia, Poughkeepsie *
Matthew S. Lerner, Esq; Goldman Segalla LLP, Albany * Michael P.
O’Brien, Esq.; O’Brien & Jacobs, PLLC *
Robert J. Permutt, Esq., Nationwide Insurance, Elmsford * Craig L.
Rokuson, Esq., White Fleischner & Fino LLP, New York *
Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq.
(Co-Chair), Connors & Corcoran, PLLC, Rochester * Michael Rubin,
Esq. (Co-Chair), Goldberg Segalla LLP, Syracuse * Valerie L. Barbic,
Esq., Trevett Cristo Salzer & Andolina PC * Hon. Therese Wiley
Dancks, Magistrate NDNY * Maureen G. Fatcheric, Esq., Costello Cooney
& Fearon, PLLC * Catherine Gale, Esq., Gale Gale Hunt LLC * Matthew
A. Lenhard, Esq. * Maureen E. Maney, Esq., Hancock Estabrook, LLP
* James E. Reid, Esq., Green & Reid * Lisa M. Robinson,
Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP *
Dan D. Kohane, Esq. (Chair), Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.,
Buffalo * John W. Cavanaugh , Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator
( Rochester), Sarah J. Delaney, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP,
(Buffalo) * Jessica L. Foscolo, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
(Buffalo) * J. Michael Hayes., Law Offices of J. Michael Hayes (Buffalo)
* Joel B. Schechter, Esq. , Watson Bennett Colligan & Schechter LLP
(Buffalo) * Elsa J. Schmidt, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Nowak LLP
New York City
Charles J. Siegel, Esq.
(Chair), Law Office of Charles J. Siegel * Gary A. Cusano, Esq., Law
Office of Gary A. Cusano PC * Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. Lewis Johs
Avallone Aviles, LLP, Melville * Kevin G. Mescall, Esq., Lewis
Johs Avallone Aviles LLP, Melville * Glenn A. Monk, Esq., Harringtron
Ocko & Monk LLP, White Plains * Mirna M. Santiago, Esq.
(Co-Chair), White Fleischner & Fino LLP, New York * Michael C.
Tromello, Esq., Tromello, McDonnell & Kehoe, Melville
Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. (Chair) Lewis Johs
Avallone Aviles, LLP, Melville * Mike Colavecchio, Esq., Lewis Johs
Avallone Aviles LLP, Melville * Brian J. Donnelly, Esq., Ahmuty
Demers & McManus (NYC) * Edward J. Nitkewicz, Esq. , The Sanders
Firm, Mineola * Dr. Howard B. Reiser, MD (Huntington) * Joanna
Roberto, Esq., Goldberg Segalla LLP, Garden City * Michael C.
Tromello, Esq., Tromello, McDonnell & Kehoe, Melville
A Certificate of
Attendance will be provided to each attendee. The New York State Bar
Association is not an accredited provider of Continuing Education
“CE” programs for insurance professionals. Program attendees
must follow up in their respective jurisdictions to obtain
“CE” credits for participation in this
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The last day to pre-register online was October 11, 2012.
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