This program, presented by Rhonda D. Orin, Managing Partner at Anderson Kill’s Washington D.C office, Marshall Gilinsky, Anderson Kill Shareholder, and Gregory Thaler, Managing Director of Berkeley Research Group, LLC, will address issues faced by policyholders in responding to their losses from the Coronavirus shutdown. It will address all types of insurance including Property, Liability, Business Interruption, and Extra Expense. It also will cover the potential insurance recovery that you may receive for your losses, and what you should be doing now to facilitate and maximize your recovery.
The current situation has been met with pushback and serious questions from the insurance industry and its lawyers. They include the questions of where there can be coverage for contingent business interruption and government closure orders when a policy requires “direct physical loss or damage”; if policyholders are out of luck if their policies contain an exclusion for “fungus”, “bacteria”, ”pollution”, “contamination”, or “virus”; whether the coverage extension for “Orders of Civil or Military Authority” apply; whether policyholders will have coverage if they are sued by your employees or on-site visitors for exposing them to COVID-19; how much money policyholders could be entitled to recover if their insurance claim is successful; and what actions policyholders should be taking now to keep track of their losses.
These questions and more will be addressed by a panel of experienced lawyers and accountants who specialize in representing policyholders when insurance companies fail to pay their claims.
This program will benefit attorneys advising any businesses affected by COVID-19.
Rhonda D. Orin is the managing partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Rhonda represents policyholders in coverage cases nationwide, including first-party property damage and business interruption claims, third-party tort and environmental liability claims, directors & officers liability, errors & omissions liability, cyber liability, fidelity bonds and alternative risk transfer arrangements, including for employee benefit plans. She has served as lead counsel in multiple jury and bench trials, argued before the highest courts of several states, and appeared in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Through jury verdicts, summary judgment decisions and confidential settlements before and during litigation, she has recovered more than a billion dollars for policyholders, including nine-figure recoveries. Rhonda is recognized in Chambers, the Legal 500, Superlawyers, Best Lawyers and many other organizations, in addition to being named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys in a jurisdiction) and a Star of the Bar by the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia. Rhonda, who is a former journalist, also is the author of Making Them Pay: How To get the Most from Health Insurance and Managed Care (St. Martin’s Press 2000), which was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top six health books of the year.
Marshall Gilinsky is a shareholder in the New York office of Anderson Kill and practices in the firm’s Insurance Recovery and Commercial Litigation Departments. He is also a member of the firm's Regulated Products group. During his 20-year career representing policyholders, Mr. Gilinsky has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, successfully litigating disputed claims under a variety of insurance products, including property and business interruption insurance, commercial general liability (CGL) insurance, errors and omissions (E&O) insurance, directors' and officers' (D&O) insurance and life insurance. Mr. Gilinsky has represented clients on numerous high-stakes, complex insurance claims arising out of prominent losses such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy and the “Big Dig” in Boston.
Mr. Gilinsky also focuses extensively on assisting clients that own and manage captive insurance companies, especially with respect to resolving coverage disputes between the captive and its reinsurers.
Mr. Gilinsky’s success in solving clients' problems stems from his ability to understand their businesses – as well as their insurance programs – in order to maximize the value of the clients’ insurance assets. He frequently writes and lectures on a variety of topics of interest to professionals and practitioners in the insurance arena, and is frequently quoted in the press, including appearances in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Review,CNN.com and Business Insurance, among others.
Mr. Gilinsky is a member of Anderson Kill's Banking and Lending Group, Hospitality Industry Practice Group and Regulated Products Group.
Gregory Thaler is a forensic accountant with 25 years of experience quantifying lost earnings and economic damages in litigation matters and preparing large, complex property and business interruption insurance claims. He serves as the Global Leader of BRG’s Business Insurance Claims practice. On litigation matters, Mr. Thaler has calculated economic damages in matters involving breach of contract, product defects, construction, wage and hour, real estate, environmental pollution, business interruption, fraud, intellectual property, and other issues. He has testified in trials and depositions, including two high-profile cases, in each of which he quantified over $900 million in damages.
Interesting theories on insurance liability during the age of COVID virus. However, we need to keep in mind that insurance companies can also go bankrupt if too many claims are presented.
Good program; very timely.
More appropriate for clients.
Wouldnt recommend asnow a bit outdated.
Heavily biased and one-sided presentation.
Very good information.
excellent and timely presentation.
Well done and timely
Very good course.
Excellent review on timely subject
By far the best Covid webinar I have seen.
Thanks Lawline for such a timely course..
Timely, well organized and very helpful. Thank you!
Appreciate the multiple perspectives in this timely course.
Wow!!! What a timely seminar presented by very knowledgeable attorneys. Thank you for taking time to provide such practical advise.
This was a great course.
Outstanding and practical!
very easy to follow, which is helpful with such a complex topic