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W. Lane Neilson

Casualty Case Law Update

State Approved CE Credits:FL NC

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

W. Lane Neilson, JD, Partner, Neilson & Associates, P.A.
Yarri Soteros, Sr. Litigation Examiner, Heritage Insurance

  • Identify current casualty claim law trends across the nation
  • Evaluate current issues and improve your abilities to forecast court decisions
  • Analyze third-party liability factual scenarios
  • Tandeka Nomvete

    Rethinking Mentorship for Insurance Excellence

    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30

    Amy Cooper, Founder & CEO, RISE
    Katerina Garavito, President, RISE
    Tandeka Nomvete, Director, External Engagement, Spencer Educational Foundation
    Shannon O'Brien, Vice President, Amica Mutual Group
    Meg Weist, SVP, Chief Claims Officer, EMC Insurance Companies

  • gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and dynamics of reverse mentoring in the insurance industry, exploring how this approach challenges traditional mentorship structures
  • analyze real-world examples and case studies to recognize how reverse mentoring transforms collaboration within insurance organizations and effectively bridges the digital skills gap in the rapidly evolving industry
  • examine how reverse mentoring contributes to fostering a culture of innovation in insurance companies, exploring ways in which cross-generational collaboration can lead to creative solutions and adaptability in the face of industry challenges
  • Build a conduit of insurance talent to fill your own company‚Äôs needs in open positions
  • engage in hands-on, practical learning through the Reverse Speed Mentoring workshop, actively participating in mentor-mentee interactions
  • Dan Nucci

    Household Calamities: Subrogation of Everyday Things

    State Approved CE Credits:FL NC

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Mark Majewski, PhD, PE, Principal Consultant, Envista Forensics/AREPA
    Dan Nucci, CSRP, Operations Manager, Hanover Insurance Group
    Shannon Warren, JD, Member, Cozen O'Connor

  • Develop an understanding of common failure modes for appliances, everyday consumer electronics and household goods leading to a loss event with significant damages from a variety of perils.
  • Understand how a subrogation investigation proceeds from loss event to recovery. Appreciate the communication and teamwork required to assess subrogation potential, preserve evidence through a chain of custody and ultimately recover claim dollars paid. This will include explanation of the scientific method, the application of NFPA 921 and other standards as well as common product liability and tort recovery theories.
  • Recognize the legal hurdles in domestic and international product liability subrogation and litigation, including knowing when to abandon pursuit. Assess nodes within the chain of commerce causing or contributing to the product failure loss, including offshore manufacturing, distributors, component manufacturers and retailers.
  • Witness examples of failure scenarios using exemplar household products and consumer electronics that have precipitated fire and water damages to property. Case studies to be developed to illustrate concepts above.

    Please join us in Boston for 3 days of sharing how you serve and adapt as an insurance professional in today’s rapidly evolving world:

    • Engage in over 100 innovative educational course selections across 14 learning tracks led by industry professionals serving your quest for know-how in the ever-evolving insurance landscape
    • Forge connections through one of the industry’s largest gatherings of diverse insurance professionals serving as a conduit for networking opportunities
    • Immerse yourself in the Insurance Services Expo interacting with hundreds of leading edge service providers showcasing products and tools to revolutionize service in the insurance industry

    It was my first time, so it was a great time hearing from a lot of different people and experiencing something new.

    I like there are educated speakers who show genuine appreciation and passion for their topics.

    I enjoyed the variety of sessions and the networking promoted within the session. I alsoappreciated the collection of exhibitors that had various ways of engagement.

    The Networking was amazing, but just being able to be together with peers and new friendsagain was so needed!

    I enjoyed meeting other professionals in the business. I also loved the various topics andhearing how other insurance carriers were addressing some of the same issues we encounter.

    The informational sessions were very useful and gave me a lot of great things to bring backwith me.

    The variety of content and the sessions that were interactive. So valuable to learn from otherattendees and how they tackle challenges and issues at their organizations.

    Opportunity to connect with other claim professionals and vendors. Informative & interestingpresentations. Appreciated that a lot of the presentations qualified for CE credit.

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2024 Claims Conference.


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