Event Calendar

Monday, May 5, 2025

On Demand 2022 Annual Insurance Law Update

Start Date: 5/5/2022 8:30 AM PDT
End Date: 5/5/2025 5:00 PM PDT

Organization Name: WDTL

Maggie Sweeney
Email: maggie@wdtl.org
Phone: (206) 749-0319

Credit Card Payments Only

WDTL Members: $225

Non Members: $300

7 CLE credits

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  Chair: Jason Vacha, Reed McClure


Opening Remarks
•    Jason Vacha, Reed McClure

Insurance Case Law Update
•    Pam DeVet, Lee Smart
•    Nicole Morrow, Forsberg & Umlauf
•    Galina Kletser Jakobson, Forsberg & Umlauf

Stipulated Settlements, Reasonableness
•    Paul Rosner, Soha & Lang

Tech Update
•    Coreen Wilson, Wieck Wilson

Medicare Update
•    Natalie Heineman, Forsberg & Umlauf

Personal Counsel and Insurance Attorney Relationships and Dynamics: Friends? Foes? Frenemies?
•    Tom Ahearne, Foster Garvey
•    Roger Hillman, Paramount Law Group
Assisting Insurer Clients with Reservations of Rights Letters
•    Joe Hampton, Betts Patterson & Mines

Putting on a Coverage Case with Judges of Varied Backgrounds
•    Judge Dean Lum (Ret.), JAMS

COVID Litigation Update
•    Kim Reppart, Forsberg & Umlauf

Panel Discussion of Short Topics
•    Federal Bench Update – Ryan Hesselgesser, Forsberg & Umlauf
•    UIM Prepayments - Kim Reppart, Forsberg & Umlauf
      *Including an analysis of the new Beasley v. Geico case
•    EPC, post Xia – Geoff Bedell, Soha & Lang
•    T-Mobile Bench Update – Ryan Hesselgesser, Forsberg & Umlauf

Chair Jason Vacha is a shareholder at Reed McClure practices in the areas of insurance coverage (including litigation of bad faith and extra-contractual claims), insurance defense, general civil litigation and appellate litigation. He has a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. from Gonzaga University. Mr. Vacha has been named a Thomson Reuters Rising Star each year from 2012 — 2016. 

Mr. Vacha was raised in Spokane, Washington. He is admitted to practice in the State of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Vacha has experience representing insurance carriers in complex insurance coverage, underinsured motorist, and alleged bad faith matters. He also has experience representing corporations, companies, and individuals in personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, and breach of contract claims.

Mr. Vacha is Chair of the Insurance Practice Section of the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers and a regular contributor to the Insurance Litigation Reporter, a semi-monthly publication, reviewing recent developments of national significance in insurance law.

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