Please join us in Chicago on April 2–4, 2014 for the Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute. I have attended this seminar for each of the past seven years, and based on my experience, I will promise you two things: (1) you will learn something new, interesting, and important about insurance coverage practice at each and every talk, and (2) you will meet at least one potential new client each day you are at the conference.
I still fondly recall my first Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute, where a number of committee members took me, a fledgling coverage lawyer who came to the networking receptions knowing nobody, under their wing and introduced me to committee members and insurance industry professionals. All it took was a little eagerness about getting involved in the Insurance Law Committee and some enthusiasm about the seminar’s locale.
That second part happened to be easy for me, as I am originally from the Chicagoland area and live in the city. I delighted in the ability to introduce my fellow conference attendees to and recommend restaurants and music that I enjoyed. This year is no different. Please feel free to come up to me and ask for a recommendation for some evening activities. I would be happy to share my love of Chicago with you.
And there’s so much to love about Chicago (weather aside). It has both fine dining and approachable or comfortable dining. It has great jazz and blues. The nightlife is always vibrant, and there is never a lack of something fun to do. Great memories are made in Chicago. Chicago has great culture with outstanding museums and theatre. Once in a century (or longer), it has a winning baseball team. It is or was the home of Michael Jordan, Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, Grant Achatz, Rick Bayless, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, and many more.
This year’s Insurance Coverage and Claims Institute is top notch. It features top practitioners and claims executives, who will present on the most recent developments and will offer practice pointers for combating bad faith claims, drafting reservation of rights letters, identifying the most significant changes to the 2013 ISO forms, and devising strategies for successful mediations. There are also two excellent Friday tracks discussing coverage litigation tactics and advanced concepts in claims-made coverages.
If possible, please sign up before the advanced registration cutoff on March 13, 2014. That way, your name can appear on the registration list distributed at the conference, and you will receive the very useful course materials in advance. Also, if eligible, be sure to check out DRI’s registration opportunities available to in-house counsel, and the amazing benefits available to insurers that host a counsel meeting. Further information and registration is available when you click here.
Hope to see you in Sweet Home Chicago!
Jonathan L. Schwartz – Goldberg Segalla, Chicago, IL