January 14, 2021 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST

Insurance Coverage and Disputes Series

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Webinar

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET

All lawyers need a basic understanding of how insurance works in order to protect their clients, their company, and their reputation. Whether outside counsel, in-house, litigation, transactional, or otherwise, there is almost no legal practice that does not in some way involve some aspect of insurance. This one-hour program touches on the key points every lawyer should know.

This program is a kick-off to a new series on Insurance Coverage and Disputes. Subsequent programs in this series will dive deeper into specific lines of insurance and how a specific type of coverage can impact your business.

Can't make the live webcast? Register now, and you'll receive the recording and slides following the presentation.

What Every Lawyer Should Know About Insurance Coverage

Speakers:

John Worden, Partner, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP

Nicole King, Associate, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP

 
March 2021: Construction Insurance Coverage and Claims

In-house and outside counsel, risk managers, and insurance brokers for owners, developers, contractors, and tenants all play integral parts in a construction project and must understand the types of construction policies available for that project. Join us for a discussion of the basic building blocks and vocabulary of coverage, the types of construction insurance available, and how it all fits together as the project progresses. This one-hour program will also discuss important considerations for construction contracts and the steps the insured should take when they suspect a claim, as well as commonly litigated exclusions.

Speakers

Heidi Rowe, Partner, Construction and Infrastructure, Venable LLP

Michael O'Connor, Partner, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP

Benjamin Argyle, Associate, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP

 


May 2021: Captive Insurance in the Age of COVID-19

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, insurance markets are hardening and insurers may be facing significant losses, particularly if they do not prevail in the pending business interruption coverage disputes. Companies looking to obtain or renew their insurance portfolios should expect higher deductibles, higher premiums, reduced policy limits, and more limited terms of coverage. In such a market, companies should consider whether a captive insurance program can meet their needs more economically.

A captive insurer is an insurer covering affiliated, related, or similar insureds through the issuance of insurance policies in exchange for the payment of premiums. A captive insurance program can potentially provide a company access to insurance coverage not otherwise reasonably available on the market, reduce a company’s risk management costs, and provide the ability to customize and broaden insurance coverage.

Captive insurance arrangements may yield tax benefits if structured properly and with the appropriate business purpose. Companies considering a captive insurance arrangement must be prepared to document the business case for the captive insurer and operate the captive insurer in the same manner as a normal insurance company.

Join us for a discussion of captive insurance programs. This one-hour webinar will discuss the basics of captive insurance, costs and benefits of captive insurance, and factors to consider when evaluating whether captive insurance is right for your company.

Speakers:

Michael Davis, Partner, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP

Mary Gardner, Associate, Insurance Coverage and Disputes, Venable LLP

Christopher Moran, Associate, Tax, Venable LLP