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Important Announcements

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
March 15, 2017 - Deadline to Nominate a firm or Individual to be in the Member Spotlight or Community Showcase
"Member Spotlight" and "Community Showcase" are two BestConnect features that put the focus on qualified members that have significant achievements in the insurance industry or that have made a valuable impact on their communities, both locally or around the world. If you would like to nominate a firm or individual to be featured, download our "Member Spotlight" or "Community Showcase" nomination forms and make your submissions by March 15th. BestConnect is published bi-monthly. Your nomination will be considered for the May issue. For additional information visit our "Member Spotlight" FAQ and "Community Showcase" FAQ.
Submit your articles for the May edition of BestConnect by March 21, 2017!
The May 2017 issue of BestConnect is projected to be released during the 3rd week of May. If you are a qualified member and have an article or firm announcement that you would like us to consider, please email your submissions directly to by March 21, 2017. Let us know if you would like the article to be posted, for free, in your online listing as well.

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The Insurance Law Podcast is a series that examines timely insurance issues from an attorney's point of view. Each installment features guest speakers that are prominent attorneys from across the country who specialize in insurance defense. All podcasts are published by A.M. Best and available for download. Transcripts of our podcasts are available. Please visit our Insurance Law Podcast home page to see our complete podcast series and view recent transcripts.
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Posted: Thur., February 16, 2016
Attorneys Drew Broaddus and Nathan Edmonds from the Secrest Wardle firm with offices in Troy, Lansing and Grand Rapids, Michigan discuss recent motor vehicle litigation and how it's impacting transportation network companies, autonomous vehicles and insurance claims in their state.

Posted: Fri., January 13, 2017
Dan Thompson, certified life care planner, vocational expert and president of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies, Ltd., discusses anticipated changes to health care and how they might affect planners' work with courts and attorneys to construct life plans for injured plaintiffs.

Posted: Mon., November 14, 2016
Dan Finn, Owner of Finn Financial Group discusses a nonphysical injury and how this type of structured settlement differs from a traditional structured settlement in claims resolutions.
To listen to these podcasts and others, visit our Podcast Archive.
We would like to thank all of the participating attorneys and their firms for their input and support as we continue to produce these informative and valuable discussions.

 Understanding the Changing Legal Implications of Cyber Liability
As cyber breaches, intrusions and disruptions become more frequent, organizations face a rapidly widening array of legal, regulatory and market exposures. In this webinar, a panel of legal and insurance experts examine the latest legal developments and best practices for mitigating cyber liability in today's environment. Panelists include:
  • Fred Karlinsky, Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Greenberg Traurig Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Practice Group, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Lori Nugent, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • John Knight, Partner, Morrison Mahoney
  • Robert Parisi, Managing Director, Marsh
Register to watch the webinar playback.

Hammering on Construction Liability
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. ET
As construction increases across the nation, jobs are getting more complex with a greater number being outsourced and compartmentalized. That has led to a mesh of claims and cross-claims involving subcontractors, engineering firms, consulting firms and others. A panel of industry experts will discuss where the complexity is rising, how to head off misunderstandings, and what courts are saying about the future of construction liability. Panelists include:
Register to watch this webinar.

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