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Posted October 19, 2018

College Regent Stephen Pate interviewed on Bermuda Broadcasting's “The Breakdown”
discussing Canada's Official Legalization of Marijuana, the growing Marijuana Insurance market in the U.S. and the difficulties it faces.

Posted August 2018

Angela Elbert, Insurance Policyholder Practice Group Chair, Recognized as One of Chicago's Notable Women Lawyers 2018
Neal Gerber Eisenberg is pleased to announce that Angela R. Elbert, chair of the Insurance Policyholder practice group, has been named to Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers 2018 presented by Crain’s Custom Media.

This year’s list honors 150 legal industry leaders selected by Crain’s Custom Media. According to Crain’s, the recognized women are well-regarded for their practice of law, serve as role models and mentors to other female attorneys, and hold leadership positions in both professional and community organizations.

“Angela’s professional success and reputation among her clients and in the community are representative of what it means to be a lawyer at Neal Gerber Eisenberg,” said Scott J. Fisher, Managing Partner. “Her constant pursuit of excellence in the practice of law and her power to make a difference in the lives of the others make her an inspiration to her colleagues and to the community.”

Posted March 2018
Fellows From Across The Country Participating at the ABA Section of Litigation Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee’s 30th Anniversary CLE Seminar
Twenty-eight ACCEC Fellows participated in presentations and served on panels at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Annual CLE Seminar. The seminar celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the ICLC’s meeting with three days of cutting-edge programming.  Fellows Walter Andrews, Mary Craig Calkins, John Mathias, Jerry Oshinsky and Ray Wong participated in a plenary session entitled “Insurance Coverage Litigation – 30 Years of Lessons Learned,” moderated by John Mumford. “Hot Topics for ICLC’s 40th – The Coverage Battles of 2028” was moderated by John Buchanan.   Dan Bailey addressed “What’s New in the Challenging World of D&O Insurance.”  Fellows David Goodwin, Lorelie Masters and JeffreyStemple gave an update on “Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance: Is the Sky Falling?”  Mary Borja, James Cooper and Anthony Leuin presented “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” Trends and Cutting-Edge Strategies for Pleading, Prosecuting and Defending Rescission Claims.”  John Bonnie and Laura Hanson participated in “Laugh Until You Cry: Obscure, Peculiar and Overlooked State Laws that Can Crater a Case Before It Gets Of The Ground.”  Vincent Morgan participated in “Harvey, Irma, and Maria – Coverage and Litigation Issues.”  Christine Haskett spoke on “The Power of the Unconscious: Of Course I’m Not Biased or Am I?”  David Schoenfeld participated in the panel “The ‘Next Asbestos’ Will Be … Asbestos: Why the Insurance Industry’s Biggest Problem Won’t Go away Anytime Soon.”  Marion Adler, Bill Barker and Neil Posner addressed ethics issues in “Conflicts Among Insurers, Insureds and Independent Counsel: Ethical Considerations.”  Helen Michael parachuted in to speak on “The Nuts & Bolts of Insurance Coverage Litigation: A Toolkit for Young Insurance Coverage Lawyers.”  Roundtable discussions were led by Fellows John Vishneski (“Sometimes Offense is the Best Defense”), Matthew Jacobs (Coverage for “Other Entities”), and David Attisani (“Reinsurance in a Material World”).  Established in 1988, the Section of Litigation’s ICLC Committee is currently co-chaired by two Fellows, Angela Elbert and John Mumford.  Fellow Ernest Martin is Vice Chair of the Committee. 

ACCEC Fellows Appointed to Law360 Advisory Board
Law360 has formed its 2018 Insurance editorial advisory board, the purpose of which is to get feedback on Law360's coverage and gain insight from experts in the field on how best to shape future coverage. ACCEC Fellows Lorie MastersSheri Pastor, and Steve Pate have been appointed to serve on the Advisory Board. Click here to read more. 

Six Fellows From Texas Speaking at 15th Annual State Bar Advanced Insurance Law Seminar
Six ACCEC fellows will be giving presentations and serving on panels at the 15th Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Insurance Law Seminar in San Antonio, June 28-29, 2018. Mark Lawless and Brian Martin will be speaking on “Pollution Exclusion/Asbestos/Toxic Torts/Exhaustion.” Beth D. Bradley and Vince Morgan will be presenting on “Rescission, Reformation and Anti-Technicality Statutes.” Michael W. Huddleston will be on a luncheon panel discussing “Coverage for Sexual Harassment Claims and Other Bad Conduct.” Steve Pate will be on a panel as well discussing “Menchaca: Texas’s Bad Faith’s Return from the Ashes?”


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