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Friday, May 10, 2024

2024 Annual Insurance Law Update

Start Date: 5/10/2024 8:20 AM PDT
End Date: 5/10/2024 4:30 PM PDT

Organization Name: WDTL

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

Join us on Zoom for WDTL's most popular CLE of the year!

  • Learn about the latest trends in insurance coverage.
  • Gain valuable insight into the handling of complex coverage cases. 
  • Prize drawings during our "commercial" Sponsor breaks

6.0 CLE Credits, including 1 Ethics pending

WDTL Members: $220
Non Members: $300


8:20-8:30 Opening Remarks
Chair Ryan Hesselgesser, Forsberg & Umlauf
8:30-9:45 Insurance Case Law Update - Decisions from the Federal Bench
Sally Clements, Kennedys Law
Pam DeVet, Bullivant Houser
Galina Jakobson, Freeman Mathis & Gary
Owen Mooney, Bullivant Houser
Nicole Morrow, Forsberg & Umlauf
9:45-10:30 Discovery Disputes - Avoid losing the merits of the case through Discovery Sanctions
Jackie L. Jensen Erler, Wood Smith Henning & Berman
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:45 Panel Discussion: Preparing and Conducting a Dual Mediation of Coverage and Defense
Carl Forsberg, Forsberg & Umlauf
Matthew Pierce, Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell
Mary Rathbone, Moberg Law Group, P.S.
Paul Rosner, Soha & Lang
1145-12:15 Rule 702: Daubert Update in Federal Court
Ryan Hesselgesser, Forsberg & Umlauf

12:15-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-2:00 Insurance/Coverage Implications from Data Privacy Laws
Michael Guadagno, Bullivant Houser
2:00-3:00 Panel Discussion: Ensuing Loss and Efficient Proximate Cause in Light of the Gardens Decision
Tom Ahearne, Foster Garvey
Dan Bentson, Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell
Al Donohue, Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Bad Faith Setup - UIM & Pre-Suit Policy Limits Demands
Marilee Erickson, Reed McClure
4:00-4:30 AI in Practice
Jim Horne, Attorney at Law

Chair Ryan Hesselgesser, Forsberg & Umlauf
Ryan’s practice focuses on insurance coverage, alleged bad faith litigation, and general advice to insurers writing policies in Washington and Oregon. He handles both first- and third-party claims and advises clients regarding coverages over a wide variety of policies, including Commercial General Liability, Homeowners, Directors & Officers Liability, Construction, Environmental Liability, Technology, Professional Liability, Commercial Excess, Maritime and Automobile.

Ryan regularly conducts presentations on Washington insurance claims handling including alleged bad faith issues. He has significant experience with IFCA, CPA, and common law bad faith claims and Stipulated (Covenant) Judgments in Washington.

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Closed: 5/10/2024 9:00 AM

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