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Russ Nassof

Wildfires: Highlights from the Field

Monday 3:30 - 5:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00

Russ Nassof, President, RiskNomics LLC

  • Explain the “Signature” method of identifying wildfire damage how it differs from other methods currently in use
  • Describe the required steps to produce a “Signature” investigation of wildfire damage
  • Evaluate the reports from industrial hygienists regarding wildfire causation and proposed remediation
  • Establish a remediation protocol for identified wildfire smoke damage
  • W. Lane Neilson

    Casualty Case Law Update

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Chyrl Johnson, CPCU CIC CRM AIC, Sr. Corporate Litigation Spec., United Fire & Casualty Group
    W. Lane Neilson, JD, Partner, Neilson & Associates, P.A.

  • Identify current casualty claim law trends across the nation
  • Evaluate current issues and improve your abilities to forecast court decisions
  • Analyze third-party liability factual scenarios
  • Andrea L. Newell-White

    Subrogation of Catastrophe & Weather-Related Claims

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

    Todd Denenberg, JD, Partner, Denenberg Tuffley, PLLC
    Andrea L. Newell-White, Senior Subrogation Rep., Allianz Global Corp. & Spec.

  • Review the types of claims from catastrophes or weather-driven losses that can result in successful subrogation
  • Separate "Acts of God" from "Negligence by man" claims when considering subrogation opportunities
  • Evaluate subrogation opportunities from constitutional claims, Federal Tort Claims Act, and breach of contract/negligence losses
  • Michael Newman

    Negotiating with Public Adjusters

    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Michael Barrett, CPCU, AIC, National General Adjuster, Engle Martin & Associates
    Michael Newman, IICRC, Senior Principal, Newman Construction Consulting

  • Review of common public adjuster means and methods of measuring losses
  • Evaluate good faith claims handling practices when investigating and evaluating losses
  • Highlight the importance of emotional intelligence in evaluating various public adjuster claim presentations
  • Identify strategies for successful negotiation and resolution of claims with public adjusters
  • Richard Nouza

    Negotiating Strategies in Bodily Injury Claims

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00
    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30

    Richard Nouza, JD, Home Office Claims Manager, Central Insurance Companies
    Christine A. Sullivan, CPCU, President, CAS Consulting, LLC

  • Identify the key components of an effective negotiation strategy
  • Build an effective negotiation strategy based on the merits of the case
  • Describe what tactics to employ to effectively negotiate a bodily injury claim
  • Apply the strategy and tactics to successfully negotiate the claim from the defense and plaintiff's point of view
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