Anticipating Tomorrow: A Symposium on Emerging Life Insurance Issues

Venue: The Philadelphia Westin

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2011
Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2011
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December 5-6, th, 2011
The Philadelphia Westin
Philadelphia, PA

This conference will start on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 12:00PM.


Stephen C. Baker, Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Philadelphia, PA
Elizabeth McCrohan, Esq., Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ

Conference Topics

A detailed agenda is still being developed, but attendees at the "Anticipating Tomorrow" Symposium can expect to hear the following topics discussed.

Secondary Market for Life Insurance: An Update
Risk Management and Privacy Concerns
State Regulatory Financial "Grabs" (including, but not limited to, unclaimed property)
Rebating and Other Recently-Emerging Policy Placement Schemes
Equity-Indexed Universal Life Products
Annuities: What's Next?
Social Media: Tool and Threat
Financial Frauds and Their Consequences: Ponzi Schemes, Receiverships, Insolvencies, & Bankruptcies
Reinsurance Forum


Cost $795, register before October 31, 2011 and receive $100 off.

All in-house counsel and insurance professionals always complimentary at Perrin Conferences.* Special Restrictions Apply. Registration fee is $795 and includes private website access to course materials, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks and networking reception. Group discounts available, please inquire.

Applications are being made to all CLE states as requested by attendees.
Credit hours will be posted as soon as approvals are received.

For more information, email Lynnsey Perrin or Julie Steward.

Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend, please notify us by November 25, and we will refund your fee. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows are subject to a $200 administrative fee. You may enroll a substitute at any time before the course starts.

Hotel Room Block

Call the Philadelphia Westin 888-627-8153 and reference Perrin Conferences' room block or book online at The conference room rate is $229 per night.

Co-Chair Bios:

Stephen C. Baker, Esq., Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Philadelphia, PA

Stephen C. Baker is a nationally known litigator and a partner and a leader of the firm's Life Insurance & Annuities Practice Group. He represents major insurance company groups in business litigation, regulatory, coverage and claims matters. He serves both property and casualty and life, health and accident insurers. For several life carriers and a BGA, he is national counsel for secondary market issues. In his secondary market work, Steve advises insurers on exposures stemming from viaticals, life settlements, non-recourse premium financing and stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) transactions. His practice assists clients in resolving complex legal issues in marketing, underwriting and administering high face value life insurance policies.

Steve is an experienced trial lawyer. In his 29-year career, he has spent an aggregate of more than a year on trial. His insurance practice is widely known for client-driven, innovative service. Service initiatives developed by Steve include a fixed-fee second opinion for serious cases, money-back guarantees on certain results and creating a client profit center for a carrier out of a complex of environmental claims.

His insurance industry practice includes insurance, reinsurance, broker and agency issues, and direct commercial litigation.

In addition to his national profile as an insurance litigator, Steve has substantial experience litigating and trying other types of complex commercial litigation. His commercial trial experience includes products liability, securities, unfair competition, occupational injury and other mass tort cases. For instance, Steve tried an occupational injury mass tort case in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County that was the longest trial in Pennsylvania's history. Steve's client was the only party to leave the courtroom without owing money to the plaintiff.

Steve also serves as general outside counsel to a wide range of entities, including a nationally prominent telecommunications company and a school for blind and handicapped children.

Elizabeth McCrohan, Esq., Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel, The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Newark, NJ

Elizabeth Foulk McCrohan, Beth, is Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel for The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Currently, Beth is located in Newark, New Jersey and serves as the Supervising Attorney for Litigation in the Insurance Division, managing a staff of attorneys and paralegals. Prior to coming to Newark, Beth managed Prudential's regional law offices in Jacksonville, Florida and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Beth is a native of the Philadelphia area, and received her undergraduate degree from Ursinus College with honors, and then while working full-time as a paralegal, law clerk and an insurance compliance analyst she completed her law school education, receiving her J.D. from Temple University School of Law. After completing law school, Beth started as a staff attorney with her then current employer, Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company. When she left Reliance Standard in 1995 to join Prudential, she held the position of Vice President of Compliance/Consumer Relations and Deputy General Counsel overseeing that company's compliance and consumer relations department as well as serving as the chief counsel on insurance and annuity issues.

Since joining Prudential, Beth's practice has focused on managing Prudential's individual life and group insurance litigation, which has included the supervision and successful defense of several class action matters. In addition to managing litigation, Beth provides legal support to the Claims, Underwriting and Customer Service areas of Prudential's Insurance Division as well as handling regulatory and compliance issues. Beth currently serves as the Co-chair of the Litigation Committee of the American Council of Life Insurers and is also a member of the Litigation Committee of LICONY.

Beth and her husband Dan live in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey with their three sons.