14th Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit Fall Session - September 25 & 26, 2018 Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, Uncasville, CT
14th Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummitFall Session - September 25 & 26, 2018Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, Uncasville, CT 

14th Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance ExecuSummit

Fall Session - ExecuSummit Topics:

EPL Market Place & Underwriting Trends


Moderator: Joseph M. Gagliardo
Managing Partner
Laner, Muchin, Ltd. 


Samantha J. Manfredini, Esq.
Assistant Vice President, EPLI
Aon Risk Solutions


Christine Coyne
Senior Claims Specialist-Professional
XL Catlin


Chris Lavelle
Second Vice President/EPL Product Leader


Christopher Williams
EPL Product Manager

Emerging Employment Issues in 2018 and Beyond


Moderator: Dove A.E. Burns
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP


Priya Gandhi
Senior Technical Claims Specialist
Specialty Claims-MLPL
QBE North America


Joann D. Obi
Claims Advocate- FINEX Claims & Legal Group
Willis Towers Watson

MeToo – The Me Too Movement One Year Later – Impact on the Workplace, the Law and the Resolution Process


Moderator: Mercedes Colwin
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP.


Laura Zaroski, J.D., RPLU
Executive V.P. -
Cyber, Management & Professional Liability
Socius Insurance Services, Inc.


Kristina Barcia, Esq.
Assistant Vice President-Claims


Jennifer R. O’Connor
Saiber LLC


Gregory B. Reilly
Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP

Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims –

How to Evaluate the Exposure, Limit the Risk and Get the Best Deal


Moderator: Robyn Silvermintz
Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP


Marla J. Moss, Esq.
Professional Mediator
Moss Mediation


Ann Soter 
Claims Manager - Financial and Professional Lines
Starr Companies


Leonard B. Cooper
Senior Claims Examiner


Ben Accardo
Group Claims
Beazley Group

Drugs in the Workplace – From Marijuana to the Opioid Epidemic  -

From Pre-employment Screening to Accommodations and Workplace usage – How to Navigate the Complexities of Drug Laws and Addiction


Moderator: Jacqueline Gallagher
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC


Justin J Blacklock
Executive Underwriter
EPLI Specialist - North America Financial Lines


John Culotta
Senior Claims Technical Specialist
QBE North America


Jeanette L. Dixon
Manning & Kass Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester

Current Status of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity --Legislative Changes, Recent Employment Decisions, and to How to Balance Anti-discrimination Provisions with Freedom of Speech/Religion


Moderator: Stacey L. Pitcher
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP


Laura R. Lapidus ,Esq.
Management Liability Risk Control Director


Jessenia L. Vazcones-Yagual, Esq.
Claims Examiner – Management Liability Claims
OneBeacon Insurance Group


Catherine P. Wells

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC.


Jennifer Stivrins
Kissel Hirsch & Wilmer LLP

SCOTUS Decisions in 2018 and Impact on the Workplace – From Arbitration Agreements and Union Dues to the Travel Ban and Beyond


Moderator: Wendy J. Mellk
Jackson Lewis P.C.


Gia C. Guzman
Senior Claim Examiner, Executive Assurance Claims
Arch Insurance


Steve Boughal, CFA, FRM  
Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer
Management & Professional Liability
Financial & Executive Liability
The Hartford

Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias

Meets Artificial Intelligence and Robots


Moderator: Dianna D. McCarthy
Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP


Kelly Geary, CIPP US
Managing Principal/U.S. Cyber Practice Leader/Coverage & Claims Leader
Integro USA


Laura Westfall Casey
Assistant Vice President, Professional Lines Claims


Cheryl Chiovetta
Vice President | Financial Institutions
Financial Lines Claims | AIG General Insurance

The Limits of Reasonable Accommodation


Ryan J. Kohler
Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP


David Rocklin
Assistant Vice President, Supervisor
North American Financial Lines

Insights and Strategies Employed by the Plaintiff’s Bar -

Early Settlement/Mediation


Anthony J. Interlandi, Esq.
Interlandi Law Office


Cassandra Jean-Baptiste
Claims Manager
Starr Adjustment Services, Inc.


Susan Sitron
Senior Specialty Claims Consultant/Management Liability Claims
Hanover Insurance

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