Insights: News Releases Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Featured Moderator and Panelists at 27th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Seminar

ATLANTA (March 10) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that attorneys, Daniel H. Rylaarsdam, Heather W. Habes, and Tyechia L. White served as moderator and panelists at the 27th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) in Tucson, Arizona.

Mr. Rylaarsdam led the discussion as a moderator in the lead plenary session, “’Well That Didn’t Go Right’ - The Judges Panel on Perfecting Your Appeal,” and was the moderator in the session, “Which Came First, The Chicken or the Egg? How Courts Apply the Concurrent Causation Doctrine to Resolve Disputes in First-Party Property Claims.” Ms. Habes served as a panelist in the plenary session, “Doing the Settlement Two-Step: Strategies for Mediating the Underlying Case along with the Coverage Dispute.” Ms. White joined other legal professionals in the session, “The Underwriter Deposition Zone: Practice Tips and Potential Pitfalls.”

The ABA's 2015 Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar highlighted the latest developments in insurance law, practice tips and a broad array of coverage issues of interest to both policyholders and insurers. The always highly successful seminar is traditionally attended by more than 360 litigators, in-house counsel, judges, mediators, risk managers and other insurance professions. The three-day program covered such topics as insurance coverage appeals, deposition techniques, bad faith, ethics, insurance issues concerning cyber-attacks and privacy breaches, among others.

Mr. Rylaarsdam represents policyholders in a broad range of complex insurance coverage matters. His insurance recovery and litigation experience includes both first-party and third-party insurance disputes across the country involving directors and officers liability, entertainment claims, errors and omissions claims, first party property/business interruption losses, commercial general liability policies, construction defects/additional insured issues, employment practices liability and copyright/trademark/intellectual property infringement claims.

Ms. Habes focuses her practice on complex insurance recovery for policyholders under a wide variety of policies, including directors and officers liability, commercial general liability, professional liability, entertainment, property, employment practices and workers’ compensation policies. She has assisted in collecting millions of dollars of insurance coverage for professional errors and omissions, directors and officers liability, and construction defect claims.

Ms. White focuses her practice on complex insurance recovery through litigation and settlement. She represents policyholders in both federal and state courts on a range of insurance coverage matters, including directors and officers liability, business interruption coverage, commercial general liability, professional errors & omissions liability, and bodily injury from hazardous contaminants. Ms. White also advises corporations in the procurement of insurance policies.

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