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A Day at the Saratoga Races

Thursday, August 16, 2018

12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (approx.) | Saratoga Race Course 
Join the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law and Young Lawyers Sections for a day at the races! Network with colleagues and enjoy the best of Saratoga for a casual gathering at the Race Course. 

Cost is $10.
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8th District TICL Section Reception | Thursday, September 6, 2018

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Phillips Lytle LLP, Buffalo, NY

Save the date! Details coming soon.

Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance

Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Latham & Watkins 
885 3rd Avenue
New York City

4 MCLE Credits: Areas of Professional Practice 

NYSBA Member: $150 ($125 if you register by October 3, 2018)
Non-Member: $250
Environmental and Energy Law Section Member: $125
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Member: $125

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Environmental & Energy Law Section, Environmental Insurance Committee
Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section
Committee on Continuing Legal Education  

Program Co-Chairs
Gerard P. Cavaluzzi, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc.
Michele Schroeder, Esq., Owner and Principal, Environmental Risk Inc.

Join key decision makers from the leading environmental insurance carriers, including AWAC, Beazley, Chubb, Ironshore and XL along with a skilled panel of experienced environmental insurance counsel, brokers and risk management specialists as they examine critical aspects of environmental insurance coverage and provide valuable information on using environmental insurance as a risk management tool in transactions, litigation and operations. 

Sessions will address emerging areas of  legal liability in the environmental arena and evolving coverages and will feature practical tips from environmental insurance and coverage professionals. Lessons learned will also be presented to update practitioners with the latest case law and insightful strategies to maximize available environmental coverage and minimize disputes with carriers. Leaders of major environmental insurance companies will contribute to  an  informative environmental insurance market update and experts will discuss current coverage issues and claim trends. 

Who Should Attend:  Transactional and environmental attorneys, including in-house counsel; commercial insurance litigators; real estate attorneys engaged in commercial transactions; risk managers; insurance brokers; and underwriters involved in environmental matters.

Learn more about the Environmental and Energy Law Section of the New York State Bar Association!

Welcome! The Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is pleased to welcome Section members and visitors. Among the resources available for Section members on this site are Section publications and access to the TICL Section's private online professional community. Section members receive the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section Journal  and the Construction & Surety Law Division's newsletter, Deconstruction, as a benefit of membership.

Meet the Chair:  


Timothy J. Fennell, Esq. (View profile)
Amdursky, Pelky Fennell & Wallen, P.C., | Oswego, NY

2018 Officers
CHAIR:  Timothy J. Fennell, Esq.,
Amdursky, Pelky, Fennell and Wallen, PC (Oswego)

VICE-CHAIR:  James P. O'Connor, Esq., Maroney O'Connor LLP (New York)
SECRETARY: Lori E. Petrone, Esq., Kenney Shelton Liptak Novak LLP (Buffalo)
TREASURER:  Brendan Francis Baynes, Esq., The Baynes Law Firm PLLC (Ravena)

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