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ACCEC's 5th Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Presentations and Papers

Wednesday, May 10 - Friday, May 12, 2017
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603

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ANNUAL MEETING PAPERS

War and Peace (The Abridged Version): Application of the War and Terrorism Exclusions
Bruce D. Celebrezze, Sedgwick LLP; Elizabeth J. Stewart, Murtha Cullina

The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes: What Insurance Coverage Attorneys Need to Know About their Professional Liability Insurance Policies
Laura Hanson, Meagher & Geer; R. Hugh Lumpkin, Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin; Ron Kammer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Sherilyn Pastor, McCarter & English, LLP

Master Class: Bad Faith Trial Tactics
Christopher W. Martin, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom; Michael Huddleston, Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr

Attorneys Fees in Coverage and Extracontractual Litigation: What Works and What Doesn't
Robert D. Allen, The Allen Law Group

Insurance Coverage for Attorney Fee-Shifting Awards
Nick Nierengarten, Gray Plant Mooty

Keeping Your Food Recall Insurance Fresh
Suzan F. Charlton, Covington & Burling LLP; Julia Molander, Cozen O’Connor; Arthur S. Garrett III, Keller and Heckman LLP

Allocating the Defense: Two Perspectives on Arceneaux and Beyond
Laura A. Foggan, Crowell & Moring LLP; Jay Russell Sever, Phelps Dunbar LLP; Martin C. Pentz, Foley Hoag LLP

Reasonable Settlement Decisions: Will The ALI Restatement Change Common Law Standards for Failure to Settle Claims? 
Michael F. Aylward, Morrison Mahoney LLP

Reflections on a Paradigm Shift for Extra‐Contractual Liability In the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance
Jeffrey E. Thomas, University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law 

Chances Are... A Fortuity Case Study: A Policyholder's Perspective 
Bernard P. Bell, Miller Friel, PLLC

Chances Are... A Fortuity Case Study: The Insurer's Perspective 
Myles A. Parker, Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC

Six Insurance Coverage Lessons from 2016
Robert D. Chesler, Anderson Kill P.C.

Rights and Duties Where an Insured Is Defended by Independent Counsel
William Barker, Dentons

How Are Building Product Class Actions Weathering?
Timothy Burns, Perkins Coie; Janet Davis, Cozen O'Connor; Lee Ogburn, Kramon & Graham, P.A.

Bad Faith: The Admissibility of Expert Testimony and the Challenges That Follow
Thomas F. Segalla & Joseph M. Hanna, Goldberg Segalla LLP 

Subrogation, Equitable Contribution and Other Insurance - A Survey of Current Case Law
Barry Fleishman, Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram; Tarron Gartner‐Ilai, Cooper Scully, PC; Ellen Van Meir, Thompson Coe

Independent Counsel: A 50-State (and DC) Survey
Edited by Neil B. Posner, Much Shelist, P.C. 

ANNUAL MEETING PRESENTATIONS

War and Peace (The Abridged Version): Application of the Wat and Terrorism Exclusions
Bruce D. Celebrezze, Sedgwick LLP; Elizabeth J. Stewart, Murtha Cullina

The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes: What Insurance Coverage Attorneys Need to Know About their Professional Liability Insurance Policies
Laura Hanson, Meagher & Geer; R. Hugh Lumpkin, Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin; Ron Kammer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Sherilyn Pastor, McCarter & English, LLP

Master Class: Bad Faith Trial Tactics
Joyce C. Wang, Carlson, Calladine & Peterson; Barbara A. O'Donnell, Zelle, McDonough & Cohen; Christopher W. Martin, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom; Michael Huddleston, Munsch, Hardt, Kopf & Harr

Attorneys Fees Recovery
Robert D. Allen, The Allen Law Group; Nicholas Nierengarten, Gray Plant Mooty; Sara M. Thorpe, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP

Food Recall Insurance: Keeping It Fresh
Suzan F. Charlton, Covington & Burling LLP; Julia Molander, Cozen O’Connor; Arthur S. Garrett III, Keller and Heckman LLP

Allocating the Defense: Two Perspectives on Arceneaux and Beyond
Laura A. Foggan, Crowell & Moring LLP; Jay Russell Sever, Phelps Dunbar LLP; Martin C. Pentz, Foley Hoag LLP

Extra‐Contractual Liability and the Restatement on Liability Insurance Law
Michael F. Aylward, Morrison Mahoney LLP; Lorelie S. Masters, Hunton & Williams; Jeffrey E. Thomas, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Chances Are... A Fortuity Case Study
Bernard P. Bell, Miller Friel, PLLC; Myles A. Parker, Carroll Warren & Parker PLLC; Susan B. Harwood, Boehm Brown Harwood, PA

Fifteen Cases in Forty‐Five Minutes: The Most Important Coverage and Extracontractual Decisions of the Past Year
Robert D. Chesler, Anderson Kill P.C.; Suzanne C. Midlige, Coughlin Duffy LLP; Anthony B. Leuin, Shartsis Friese LLP

You Screwed Up: You Trusted Us! Conflicts Among Insurers, Independent Counsel and Insureds
Marion B Adler Rachlis Duff Adler Peel & Kaplan, LLC; William Barker, Dentons; Doug McIntosh, McIntosh Sawran & Cartaya, P.A.; Neil Posner, Much Shelist PC

How Are Building Product Class Actions Weathering?
Timothy Burns, Perkins Coie; Janet Davis, Cozen O'Connor; Lee Ogburn, Kramon & Graham, P.A.