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Workshops are 2 hours in length and held twice during the Conference. They address the wide variety of challenges, from coverage to investigation, from evaluation to resolution that confront adjusters and claim managers on a daily basis. Instead of "dry" lectures, you'll be encouraged to actively learn together with a large number of industry peers in every class. You'll hear the latest developments and strategies from subject experts, and learn what others across the industry, and across the nation, are doing with various claim issues and challenges. Over two days you'll be able to attend up to five two-hour workshops on a wide assortment of claim topics.

Construction Defect Claims: Additional Insured & Contractual Indemnification


Kenneth R. Gilvary, PE, President, Revizion Inc.
John B. Mumford, Jr., JD, Partner, Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, PC

  • Construction contract requirements between owner, general contractor, and subcontractors as to additional insured (CGL) and indemnification provisions
  • Key CGL additional insured endorsements and strategies for applying each to an additional insured tender
  • Indemnification provisions in construction contracts and strategies for applying such provisions to a contractual indemnification tender
  • Applying CGL "supplementary payments" provisions to contractual indemnification tenders
  • Strategies for assessing and responding to additional insured and contractual indemnification tenders from other insurers?
    Assessing the duty to defend in context of additional insured and contractual indemnification tenders
  • Cyber Claim Gone Viral

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    Patrick Coulter, Specialty Claims Adjuster, Hartford Steam Boiler
    Monique Ferraro, CISSP, CIPP/US, Counsel Cyber Practice, Hartford Steam Boiler
    Matt Scott, Vice President I, J.S. Held

  • Unique characteristics of cyber insurance and cyber claims
  • The factors that go into a decision to pay or not pay a ransom
  • Coverage for the perils and losses resulting from a ransomware attack
  • Why both legal counsel and a technical expert are needed on cyber claims
  • Tips to avoid common ploys used by attackers, especially when working from home
  • International Commercial Excess Liability Programs

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    Jonathan Barger, JD, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig

  • Unique characteristics of certain international insurance programs for commercial insureds
  • Evaluation of opportunities to share risk exposure with others
  • Potential differing coverages between the primary and excess policies due to different choice of law provisions
  • Development of strategies for working with defense counsel, the primary insurer, the broker, and monitoring counsel to work towards claim resolution
  • Evaluation of the claim exposures given the claim facts and coverage issues
  • When Does a Premises Liability Claim Become a Construction Claim

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    Michael Altaffer, JD, Attorney, Resnick & Louis, PC
    Pete Fowler, Chief Quality Officer, Pete Fowler Construction
    David Heemann, Claims Coverage Counsel, Enumclaw Insurance Group

  • Conducting the liability investigation, going beyond the reported facts and obvious conclusions
  • Finding coverage, applying the facts to develop a comprehensive coverage analysis
  • How to assemble your winning team, including the expert roster
  • Implementing the agreed upon plan
  • Approaches to achieving resolution
  • Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Liability Associated with Concealed Carry

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    Richard Cammett, CPCU, CIC, Director of Claims, AmTrust Financial
    Richard I. Woolf, JD, Partner, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

  • Coverage issues associated with using firearm in self defense to include intentional acts and criminal acts
  • Legal issues with self defense and implications regarding “duty owed”
  • Claim investigation regarding coverage and liability defense actions including statements, scene investigation, and electronic evidence
  • Working with law enforcement/criminal counsel and managing civil litigation with concurrent criminal litigation

    The 2022 Large Loss Conference is scheduled to be held October 12 - 14 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

    Thank you to those who submitted topics for the 2022 Large Loss Conference. The Large Loss Planning committee and PLRB staff are currently reviewing proposals for workshops for the 2022 Large Loss Conference.  

    Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Tom O'Dowd at for details.

    Check back in July for updates on the registration, agenda, workshops with presenters and key issues, and hotel reservations.

    PLRB is closely monitoring CDC and governmental guidelines and regulations. Conference dates and format may change due to restrictions due to COVID-19.

    Adjuster-led workshops encourage active audience participation and provide an opportunity to learn from and with many of the industry's leading experts and performers. Workshops are offered in three large-loss tracks:

    • Commercial Lines, Property Claims
    • Personal Lines, Property Claims
    • Casualty Claims

    Who Should Attend? Large loss claims adjusters and managers, supervisors, general adjusters and EGAs, complex case managers, senior claims management, and service providers who work with these claims. This is an excellent program for those who aspire to or are being groomed to adjust large and complex property and casualty claims within their respective organizations.

    A Big Thank You to our Sponsors of the 2022 Large Loss Conference.



    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Tom O'Dowd at or call 630-724-2224.

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