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Important Announcements

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
July 12, 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 July 12th. 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 September edition of BestConnect by July 18, 2017!
The September 2017 issue of BestConnect is projected to be released during the 3rd week of September. 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 July 18, 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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Jerry Birnbach, Retail Expert in the insurance industry discusses regulations and practices to eliminate slip and fall risks as well as aspects that companies and defense attorneys need to consider with regard to slip and fall accident claims.

Posted:  Wed., April 12, 2017
Attorney Martha Weis of the Virginia law firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC addresses whether a
typical general liability policy covers intellectual property claims, and examines policy
exclusions and insurance company impact.

Posted: Tues., March 14, 2017
Attorney Terry Lavy from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling's southwest and central Florida offices discusses the legal complexity and challenges of construction defect litigation and the impact on insurance carriers and insurers, and significant construction cases in the state of Florida.
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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