Mealeys Asbestos Insurance Conference (AINCON)
|Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2005||End Date/Time: Jun 08, 2005|
Conference Chaired by
Mary Beth Forshaw, Esq., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP,
Bernard P. Bell, Esq.,Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP,
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 $895 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $745
• Government employees — one third off — $597
• Sitting judges — attend free
• Paralegals — two thirds off — $298
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.
The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago. Phone: 312-464-8787. The Center is just a 15-minute walk from the Ritz-Carlton.
Mealey’s has arranged a block of rooms at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago at 160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place, just 1 mile from The University of Chicago Gleacher Center. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 312-266-1000. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Asbestos Insurance Conference, June 8, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $325 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is May 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.
Registrants who cancel on or before May 24th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from May 25th-May 31st will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after May 31st 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 and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.
CLE credit will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. State specific credit hours will be provided at the conference.
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, June 8, 2005
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Opening Remarks
Bernard P. Bell, Esq., Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, Washington, DC
Mary Beth Forshaw, Esq., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York
8:45 Asbestos Litigation Update
Michael V. Kelley, Esq., Kelley & Ferraro LLP, Cleveland
James L. Stengel, Esq., Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York
9:30 Morning Break
9:45 Recent Trends in Claims Filing
Paul E. Mansson, Senior Vice President, The Affiliated Alan Gray Companies, Boston
Raji Bhagavatula, FCAS, MAAA, Principal and Consulting Actuary, Milliman Inc., New York
10:30 Products and Non-Products Coverage Claims
A.Hugh Scott, Esq., Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, Boston
Anna P. Engh, Esq., Covington & Burling, Washington, DC
11:30 Whose Coverage is it Anyway?
Katherine J. Henry, Esq., Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, LLP, Washington, DC
Thomas T. Locke, Esq., Ross, Dixon & Bell, L.L.P., Washington, DC
12:30 Networking Luncheon
Harry Lee, Esq., Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC
Lorelie S. Masters, Esq., Jenner & Block LLP, Washington, DC
2:30 Afternoon Break
2:45 Direct Actions Against Insurance Companies
Andrew T. Frankel, Esq., Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York
Donald A. Migliori, Esq., Motley Rice LLC, Providence, RI
3:30 Reinsurance Issues Arising from Asbestos Claims
Robert J. Bates, Jr., Esq., Bates & Carey LLP, Chicago
William M. Sneed, Esq., Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Chicago
4:30 Bankruptcy: The Insurance Implications
Mary K. Warren, Esq., Linklaters, New York
Richard D. Milone, Esq., Gilbert Heintz & Randolph LLP, Washington, DC
6:00 Networking Reception
Reception will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago at 160 East Pearson Street
at Water Tower Place. Just a 15-minute stroll from the Gleacher Center.