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Overview:

Since the onset of shutdown orders due to COVID-19, business owners have turned to their insurance policies to seek coverage for lost revenue and other pandemic-induced expenses. Insurers have generally denied business interruption coverage for these claims, referring to policy requirements for direct physical loss. Policyholders have brought their claims to the courts and, in most cases, judges have ruled in favor of the insurers. However, this trend may change as policyholders start to find the weaknesses in the insurers’ arguments.

In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent regulatory and litigation developments surrounding COVID-19-related insurance claims. Speakers will also offer best practices and practical strategies in managing business interruption insurance claim issues in today’s evolving legal climate.

Key topics include:

  • COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage Claims and Litigation – Recent Trends
  • Notable Court Rulings
  • Considerations for Both Insurers and Policyholders
  • Best Practices and Effective Strategies
  • Outlook

Credit:

Course Level:

Intermediate

 

Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials

 

Method of Presentation:

On-demand Webcast (CLE)

 

Prerequisite:

General knowledge of insurance coverage law

 

Course Code:

149366

 

NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice

 

Total Credits:

1.5 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Alexander Selarnick, Attorney
Cooley LLP

Alex represents corporate policyholders from the earliest stages of insurance policy negotiation through claims, arbitration, and litigation. Alex focuses his practice on directors and officers liability, professional liability, general liability and trade credit insurance, and regularly advises clients on risk management issues and complex insurance claims involving allegations of abuse, sports-related injuries, and other misconduct.  Alex also has deep trade credit insurance experience and frequently works with private equity and financial services clients on the development and negotiation of international trade credit insurance policy portfolios.

Anna B. Parlin, Consultant
The Brattle Group

Anna Parlin specializes in credit analysis, valuation, and leveraged finance matters. She has extensive capital markets experience particularly in fixed income analysis and credit risk. Prior to joining Brattle, Ms. Parlin worked on a high-yield trading desk, analyzing sub-investment grade bonds. She also has experience in municipal credit analysis. Ms. Parlin has built financial models across a range of sectors, including leisure and lodging, energy, chemicals, and aerospace and defense. Ms. Parlin received a B.A. with Honors from Stanford University in 2010.

Mohnish Zaveri, Associate
The Brattle Group

Mohnish Zaveri is an associate in the securities practice of The Brattle Group. He focuses on financial modeling and analytical research in complex securities matters. Prior to joining Brattle, Mr. Zaveri was an associate at Murray Analytics, where he worked on cases involving valuation, solvency, corporate restructuring, and hedge funds customs and practices, providing financial modeling and analytical support in client matters. He previously worked in Singapore as a consultant, on pricing and risk management projects with major banks in the region. Mr. Zaveri received his M.B.A with specialization in Finance and Economics from New York University Stern School of Business in 2018. He was designated as an Aswath Damodaran Faculty Scholar and graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) charters.

Agenda:

SEGMENT 1:

Alexander SelarnickAttorney

Cooley LLP

  • Impact of COVID-19 and potential insurance coverages;
  • Early efforts to pass legislation mandating coverage: generally defeated or not moved forward;
  • Key considerations (state-specific issues, reserving rights, filing suit, statutory or policy limitations periods);
  • Best practices and effective strategies for dealing with insurers on COVID-19 coverage claims;
  • Insurance outlook and what to expect at renewal given COVID-19 claims

SEGMENT 2:

Anna B. ParlinConsultant

The Brattle Group

AND

Mohnish Zaveri, Associate

The Brattle Group

  • Overview of COVID-19-related litigations to-date including case counts and key rulings
  • Conceptual framework for a claims analysis: evaluating the “but-for” scenario
  • Typical calculation methodologies outlined in insurance policies
  • COVID-specific issues that complicate the claims calculation

Date & Time:

Monday, June 14, 2021

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)

Materials:

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Who Should Attend:

  • Insurance Lawyers
  • In-House and Outside Counsel
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Claims Managers
  • Corporate Risk Managers
  • Agents/Brokers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Risk Managers
  • Policyholders

SPEAKERS

Alexander SelarnickAttorney
Cooley LLP
Anna B. ParlinConsultant
The Brattle Group
Mohnish ZaveriAssociate
The Brattle Group

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