Mealeys Insurance Broker and Insurance Company Practices and Liabilities Conference (BRKCON)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2005 End Date/Time: May 11, 2005
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Conference Chaired by

Stephen A. Best, Esq., LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP,
Washington, DC

John D. Shugrue, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP,

Registration Fee
The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking luncheon and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $795 for the first attendee. How to Register

Fax is the best way to enroll, please fax this form to (610)768-0303, or call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.

Special Discounts

• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $645

• Government employees — one third off — $530

• Sitting judges — attend free

• Paralegals — two thirds off — $265

Special Needs

Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.

Hotel Accommodations

The Ritz-Carlton Boston is located at 15 Arlington Street, just 30 minutes from Logan International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 617-536-5700. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Broker and Insurance Company Practices and Liabilities Conference, May 11, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $265 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is April 18th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.

For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.

Cancellation Policy Registrants who cancel on or before April 28th will receive a full refund. Registrants cancelling from April 19th-May 5th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after May 5th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full amd do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.

CLE and CPCU Credit

CLE credit will be available from all mandatory CLE states. CPCU credit through the American Institute for CPCU is available. For more information visit and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-MEALEYS.

Available on Audiotape or Videotape

Mealey's Conferences On Tape is the solution for those unable to experience the educational benefits of attending a Mealey's Conference first-hand. The Conference Handbook is also available for purchase. Both are invaluable resource tools for litigation information, reference and review. Please call 1-800-MEALEYS or e-mail for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please call 1-800-MEALEYS for more information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Opening Remarks and Overview of the Issues

Stephen A. Best, Esq., LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., Washington, DC

John D. Shugrue, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Chicago

9:00 Parallel Proceedings and Practices

Stephen A. Best, Esq., LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., Washington, DC

9:45 Settlement of the New York Litigation

Daniel J. Struck, Esq., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Chicago

Additional speaker to be announced

10:30 Morning Break

10:45 Attorneys General Litigation

Mike Cowie, Esq., Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP, Washington, DC

Neal R. Brendel, Esq., Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

11:45 Insurance Commission Investigations

Michael P. Trier, Esq., Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, Chicago

Additional speaker to be announced

12:30 Luncheon and Keynote Address

1:45 Private Actions

Walter J. Andrews, Esq., Shaw Pittman LLP, McLean, VA

John J. Stoia, Esq., Jr., Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, San Diego

2:45 Securities Claims and Transactional Considerations

Speakers to be announced

3:45 Afternoon Break

4:00 Criminal Probes and Investigations

Richard M. Strassberg, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP, New York

William M. Sullivan, Jr., Esq., Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, DC

5:00 Impact On the Industry: A Panel Discussion

Finley T. Harckham, Esq., Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., New York

Jane Boisseau, Esq., LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., New York

5:45 Networking Reception