Ethically Representing Parties in Insurance Coverage Matters (Update)

(1953 Ratings)

Produced on: May 01, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Attorneys Evan Schwartz and Matthew Conroy will guide you through ethical problems that arise when representing parties in insurance coverage disputes and how to manage those problems.  

They discuss how to navigate the ethical difficulties that arise when insurance fraud may be involved in a claim, ethical problems concerning the representation of multiple defendants, the role of defense counsel when hired by an insurance company to represent the insured, and the ethical problems that arise therefrom. Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Conroy provide practical examples of these problems and how best to handle them.


Learning Objectives: 
  1. Identify claims that are fraudulent or potentially fraudulent and determine a strategy of how to ethically navigate them
  2. Understand the ethical challenges that arise when defense counsel is hired by an insurance company to defend the insured
  3. Manage the ethical issues surrounding the defense of multiple insureds in a lawsuit brought by an insurance company

  4. Appreciate the practical implications of ethical issues that arise in insurance coverage matters 

Faculty

Evan Schwartz

Schwartz Law

Evan S. Schwartz, founding partner of Schwartz Law, is a highly skilled insurance recovery litigator and strategist. He leads his firm’s Insurance Litigation, Claims & Consulting Group, representing policy holders, as well as its Business and Complex Litigation Group. He has a national reputation for his work representing professionals in Long Term Disability Income Insurance claims and litigation, having won and settled countless cases across the country.  Mr. Schwartz lectures and publishes regularly on long term disability and other insurance recovery issues.   He is and has been admitted in Federal and State Courts around the country to handle insurance recovery lawsuits.

 

Mr. Schwartz started his legal career as a law clerk at the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court. He then represented insurance companies and has been instrumental throughout his career in setting legal precedent in the field of insurance law that continues to impact cases today. He has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Forum acknowledges excellence in advocacy by lawyers throughout the United States and is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.

 

Mr. Schwartz is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Touro Law Center, teaching insurance law and law practice management. He also served as President of the Touro Alumni Association for five years. For more information regarding Mr. Schwartz and his practice, go to www.disabilityinsurancelawyers.com or www.schwartzlawpc.com.  Mr. Schwartz can be reached at 212-608-5445 or ess@schwartzlawpc.com

Matthew Conroy

Schwartz Law

Matthew Conroy is a seasoned trial lawyer and has successfully helped his clients prosecute and defend complex business, healthcare, insurance recovery and real property matters. He is a valued member of the firm’s practice groups in Business and Complex Litigation, Trial and Appellate Practice, and Insurance Litigation. Mr. Conroy is widely respected and nationally known in the field of complex healthcare litigation.  

Mr. Conroy received his bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross College and his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts, where he has successfully represented clients in state and federal court.   

Mr. Conroy is an avid triathlete and runner, having competed in Ironman Lake Placid, the Boston Marathon and the New York Marathon.

Reviews

MJ
Michael J.

Very effective team of presenters. Highly recommended.

GF
Gregory F.

Clear, insightful, very helpful, especially as to role/ duty of attorney to insured and insurer

RH
Raymond H.

Excellent discussion of the potential conflicts facing defense counsel.

WM
Warren M.

Issues I hadn't recognized!

MC
Mollie C.

good

LS
Lowell S.

Covers complex issues well

VJ
Van J.

The presenters did a good job of making some pretty complicated issues in a very clear way.

TD
Tracy D.

This course made me think of past instances and how to handle future instances I may be confronted with.

KB
Kay B.

Having practiced insurance defense for year I knew most of this. However, it was a good refresher course.

BH
Benjamin H.

interesting

ES
Emily S.

Great, very useful as I am at a new firm and new to the tripartite defense relationship

JF
Jimmie F.

Great! Fantastic!

PE
Patrick E.

well presented

RJ
Robert J.

Great presentation

RV
Ron V.

Very interesting seminar. Well worth the time.

JT
James T.

Good session.

JH
Joseph H.

Both were good speakers

RR
Richard R.

Good program. While not all attorneys do insurance defense or insurance coverage work, at some point most attorneys will need to deal with insurance carriers and this sort of material is very useful.

DM
david m.

Needed a few more case cites

MW
Mark W.

Very well done.

HE
Helen E.

The dual interaction style of the lecture was very good and appreciated.

MP
Mary P.

Excellent! Very timely discussion of crime-fraud exception that applies to far more than insurance claims.

MB
Matthew B.

Very interesting information about where the lines are drawn. I'd be curious in learning about the obligations I may have when I learn an opposing counsel may be crossing the lines on conflicts, especially on situations where defense counsel is paid by an insurance company to represent a tortfeasor but may not be advancing full representation, such as bringing a dec action to determine a coverage defense is invalid.

LF
Leo F.

Good and informative.

JG
Joseph G.

great

CS
carlos s.

These guys are great at delivering material that they know is grey

HC
Hugh C.

good program

AM
Antoine M.

Good presentation with good examples

KW
Kimberly W.

Thank you. The delivery was excellent.

RP
rosemarie p.

great speakers

BM
Bridget M.

Excellent CLE with good examples for practitioners.

TW
Teige W.

Both speakers are clear, concise and knowledgeable. Good presentation.

HP
Hae Chan P.

Good presentations!!!

BR
Barry R.

This was a good update.

DW
Donna W.

This course is so practical and the speakers were extremely informative and held my attention.

SE
Stephen E.

This was great practical advice.

PM
Patsy M.

The program materials and presenters were excellent!

TR
Terrell R.

Great program!

DS
David S.

Thank you.

P
Paula .

Presenters were excellent. The slides could have been in larger font, and more detailed.

MF
Mark F.

This was great.

CK
Christopher K.

nice job

LC
Larry Wayne C.

Excellent!

TS
Thomas S.

Very informative on the insurance issues I wanted to learn about

DD
Douglas D.

Very good instructors. Excellent program

LJ
Lawrence J.

I liked the sort of "converstion approach" between the twopresenters and in some ways made me feel as if I was there and listening to their conversation.

TC
Tucker C.

fabulous

CC
Caterina C.

very interesting

CR
Chris R.

Very relevant seminar

MW
Matthew W.

Excellent

LW
Lisa W.

Evan Schwartz and Matthew Conroy were fantastic. Enjoyed having them present two CLEs in one day. Has made a day of CLE webcasts more enjoyable than anticipated. Thank you.

JB
Jennifer B.

I enjoyed the format of this one. I thought having them ask each other questions was great.

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