We believe this seminar on insurance for losses from hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters will be a valuable education for a diverse audience of professionals in various industries including hotel/hospitality, health care, retail, food & beverage, legal, risk management and anyone adversely impacted by the recent hurricane or any natural disaster. The insurance issues to be addressed apply not just in the hurricane area but to other natural (and man-made) disasters such as wildfires and earthquakes.
Key topics to be discussed:
Categories of Insurance Coverage Potentially Available for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters
Key Insurance Policy Provisions and Coverage Issues
Causation/Concurrent Causation Issues
Preparation and Evaluation of Your Claim
Calculating and Submitting Your Claim
Negotiating and Resolving Your Claim
Date: November 7, 2022
Kevin B. Dreher | Barnes & Thornburg LLP
For nearly 20 years, Kevin has represented policyholders in a wide range of insurance coverage disputes, including long-tail environmental, toxic tort and asbestos claims under general liability policies; losses stemming from natural disasters and from COVID-19 under first-party and business interruption insurance; securities and fiduciary duty claims triggering directors and officers (D&O) liability coverage; and losses under ocean cargo marine and storage policies.
Kevin has worked through the intricacies of policies dealing with claims triggering fiduciary liability coverage; losses under cyber and crime and theft policies; claims under rep and warranty coverage; and more.
He has also litigated and negotiated resolution of insurance disputes with virtually all major U.S. insurers and the London and Bermuda markets, and in courts across the U.S. and in international arbitrations.
Further, Kevin represents and advises clients in complex commercial litigation disputes ranging from financial services and banking matters, outsourcing disputes, product liability, environmental and regulatory enforcement actions, class actions, securities and broker-dealer and related enforcement actions, white collar and corporate investigations, and product liability and mass tort defense matters.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011-2012
Caroline Upton | Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Caroline represents companies, institutions, merchants, manufacturers, and other policyholders across the asset management, banking and financial services, commodities trading, energy and natural resources, gaming, healthcare and medical device manufacturing, and technology industries.
She advises on issues of general liability, directors’ and officers’ (D&O) and errors and omissions (E&O) liability, professional liability, cargo and marine claims, first-party property and business interruption risks, product liability, Bermuda Forms claims, and more. She is also experienced in handling day-to-day discovery, motion practice and other aspects of complex coverage litigation.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Caroline gained skills as an associate and summer associate with a global law firm and as a judicial intern for the Hon. Sara Darrow of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Professional and Community Involvement
Associate member, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls Board
Member, Women Employed Advocacy Council
Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2020-2022
University of Illinois College of Law, Rickert Award for Excellence in Service, 2014
Haley A. Hinton | Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Haley represents companies, national sports teams and leagues, manufacturers, and other policyholders in claims related to mergers and acquisitions under representations and warranties policies, liability policies, long-tail environmental and toxic torts claims under general liability policies, and losses arising from COVID-19 and natural disasters under first-party and business interruption insurance. Haley also represents and counsels companies and financial institutions in financial and regulatory compliance and litigation, including disputes involving cryptocurrency transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Haley gained unique knowledge and diverse experience in insurance law and corporate and regulatory compliance, from serving as a legal and legislative intern at the Connecticut Department of Insurance, to receiving J.D. certificates in both insurance law and regulation and corporate and regulatory compliance, and interning for a major insurer.
While in law school, Haley served as a student mediator with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO) and worked as a research assistant to the director of the UConn Law Library, where she conducted research regarding disabilities law, social media as a primary legal source, and the use of Lean Six Sigma in the legal field.
Beyond her client work, Haley is a proud dog mom, a self-declared “foodie,” and a Boston sports fanatic.
Member, American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Group
Member, American Bar Association Litigation Practice Group, Insurance Coverage Litigation and Securities Litigation Committees
Member, Connecticut Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
Illinois Legal Aid Online, Young Professionals Board Member
Founder and organizer, Rob Carbray Scholarship Fund
University of Connecticut School of Law Insurance Law Center J.D. Award, 2021
Dennis Mayer Association of Corporate Counsel Connecticut Legal Studies Scholarship, 2020
Hartford County Bar Association Scholarship, 2020
I. Categories of Insurance Coverage Potentially Available for Hurricanes and Other Natural Disasters | 2:00pm – 2:15pm
II. Key Insurance Policy Provisions and Coverage Issues | 2:15pm – 2:30pm
III. Causation/Concurrent Causation Issues | 2:30pm – 2:45pm
IV. Preparation and Evaluation of Your Claim | 2:45pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
V. Calculating and Submitting Your Claim | 3:10pm – 3:25pm
VI. Negotiating and Resolving Your Claim | 3:25pm – 3:35pm