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Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

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Produced on June 03, 2016

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Course Information

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Beginner
Categories Insurance Law

Course Description

In this course, attorneys Evan Schwartz and Matthew Conroy lead you through the important legal principles governing insurance coverage for professionals. Join them as they discuss how these claims made policies operate, how they differ from occurrence based policies, and the key legal issues that arise in connection with coverage for these types of claims. Evan and Matt also provide strategic guidance and practice tips to help better represent clients in connection with these claims.


Learning Objectives:

I.     Recognize the difference between claims made policies versus occurrence-based policies, and how these policies function  

II.    Understand the definition of the word claim and how a claim relates to the notice requirements contained in claims made policies 

III.   Gain an appreciation of what constitutes professional services under these policies 

IV.   Identify how to handle specific issues in the various areas of professional liability coverage

V.    Obtain a better understanding of how to handle professional liability insurance coverage claims through practical tips

Credit Information

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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.


Neil G. W.

Very knowledgeable presenters.

Jory M.

Thanks, very informative presentation.

Diane C.

Appreciate the information re tail coverage, claims made coverage.

Marcus P.

Very good !

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James L H.

Thorough and professionally delivered. Will return to review portions frequently.

Colin W.

Well Done

Paul S.

Very good basic program.

Holly R.

Excellent speakers, clearly know this area. Thanks!

Rhonda D.

Very good format. Like the give and take, conversation between the lawyers. Made it more interesting.

William H.

Informative material presented interestingly and well by knowledgeable SME's.

Jeffrey B.

good, informative presentation

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