More and more coverage is written on a claims-made basis. As you know, those policies have unique and restrictive claim reporting requirements and require more attention from the Risk Manager during the insurance purchasing and renewal process. Our speaker, L.D. Simmons II with McGuire Woods will address both the basics of claims made coverage and recent decisions of significance in this area of insurance law.
L. D. is a co-chair of our insurance recovery practice and has 20 years of experience representing clients in state and federal courts in high exposure insurance disputes. Clients frequently call on him to handle matters pending in jurisdictions where juries are hostile to corporate defendants, and he has represented clients in cases in Alabama, California, Mississippi, Florida, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, New Mexico, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, West Virginia, Texas and Virginia. L. D. has represented corporate policyholders in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes arising under many types of policies including: directors and officers, property, general and product liability, professional liability, fidelity and surety, life, and disability policies. He also frequently litigates extra-contractual disputes and counsels clients on risk management issues. While at his predecessor firm, he led a team that served as national trial counsel for a major property-casualty carrier regarding several lines of business. This experience gives him a unique perspective on claims by insureds against their insurers. He is active in the insurance coverage bar and is a frequent speaker on insurance and risk management topics.
Please join us for breakfast on Thursday, November 17 at Byron's South End as L.D. Simmons discusses Claims Made Coverage.