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Updates & Hot Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Cov - BUFF

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Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Updates and Hot Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage
Friday, May 12, 2017
Adam's Mark Hotel
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

7.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Skills

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: 
Friday, May 12, 2017*
If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.

*Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.

Who Should Attend
Insurance company attorneys; Civil Litigators, both Plaintiff and Defense

Overall Program Co-Chairs
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP | Garden City
Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. | Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC | Rochester
Session Chair: Eileen E. Buholtz, Esq. | Connors, Corcoran & Buholtz, PLLC | Rochester

Program Description

This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area. This year’s update will include discussion on emerging trends for cyber liability coverage, and practical guidance on how to draft an effective position letter.

This opportunity is not to be missed! Register today and guarantee your seat at the program!

Topics to be Covered Include
- Recent General Liability Coverage decisions
- Cyber liability coverage
- Hot topics in professional errors & omissions liability coverage
- Forfeiture of coverage defenses
- Preparing an effective position letter and understanding the corollaries


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:10 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        

Top 10 General Liability Coverage Decisions

Stacey E. Trien, Esq. | Leclair Korona Vahey Cole LLP | Rochester

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Emerging Trends for Cyber Liability Coverage

Kevin Szczepanski, Esq. | Hodgson Russ LLP | Buffalo

10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 


Hot Topics in Professional Errors & Omissions Liability Coverage

Colleen M. Murphy, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla, LLP | Buffalo

11:50 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Consequential Damages: Where Do We Stand?

Anthony J. Piazza, Esq. | Barclay Damon LLP | Rochester

1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.


Can Coverage Defenses Really Be Forfeited?

Paul J. Callahan, Esq. | Brown & Kelly LLP | Buffalo

2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2:50 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.

The Trigger of Coverage Conundrum

James J. Gascon, Esq. | Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC | Camillus

3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Preparing an Effective Position Letter and Understanding the Corollaries

Jennifer A. Ehman, Esq. | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. | Buffalo
4:30 p.m.Adjournment

Program Co-Sponsors
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
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Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount
NYSBA Members: $175
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Members: $148.75
Non Members: $275

Note: Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00.


Reg: 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--PARTIAL CREDIT FOR PROGRAM SEGMENTS NOT ALLOWED: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
Adam's Mark Hotel Buffalo
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452