Governo Law Firm Partners David A. Goldman and Nancy Kelly have been invited to speak at the 2013 Environmental & Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) Conference on May 1 to May 3, 2013 in Captiva Island, Florida. In their presentation, entitled “Cyber Risks: A New Insurance Frontier,” Mr. Goldman and Ms. Kelly will discuss insurers':
They will also discuss the applicable state, federal, and international data privacy laws, and suggest specific steps that insurers should take to reduce their potential liability. Governo Law Firm's Data Privacy and Cyber Liability practice group recently published a related article in Claims Magazine entitled "Staying Compliant Amid Escalating Cyber Threats." Please contact David Goldman (email@example.com) or Nancy Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 617.737.9045 if you would like additional information.
David Governo will be speaking at HB's Lead Litigation Conference on October 18-19, 2012 in New Orleans, LA. He and Dr. Vincent Coluccio will address the topic "Determining Source(s) of Exposure – Is it the House, Something Else or What Do You Do if You Can't Tell." The presentation will address a range of scientific and legal issues related to lead poisoning, including lead hazard identification, routes of lead ingestion, as well as the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of various types of lead-containing substances. The presentation will cover the use of lead risk assessors and other potential expert witnesses in establishing the source of a person's lead ingestion, as well as the related standard of care, scientific protocol, and chain of custody evidentiary issues. Featured controversial topics include the routine poor practices of some local health departments and the use of unreliable data and opinions in civil litigation. In addition, Dr. Coluccio and Mr. Governo will discuss the Centers for Disease Control Advisory Group's reduction of the blood lead action level and the anticipated changes in the environmental assessment and control of potential sources of lead ingestion, including soil and dust, which will result from the CDC's action. Mr. Governo served as the defense Chairman for the first national lead litigation conference in 1992, after the CDC reduced its "level of concern" from 25 to 10 in 1991. The CDC's actions this year mark the first change in over 20 years. This year's conference will be chaired by Brian S. Brown of Saul E. Kerpelman & Associates, P.A. and Patricia S. Ciccarelli of Brown & Kelly, LLP. Information about the other presentations at the conference can be found in the attached agenda. Please contact David Governo (email@example.com) if you are interested in attending, or visit the HB Litigation website for more information or to register.
We are pleased to announce that HB Litigation Conferences is presenting an informative and exciting conference in New York City on June 21, 2012, entitled "Trying An Asbestos Case – How to Get the W." HB Litigation has invited my Partner, Jeniffer Carson, and me to speak. I will be speaking on the ethical considerations, communication challenges, benefits, and decision making dynamics involved in mass tort global settlements and Jeniffer will be presenting at the mock jury session.
I have attached the conference agenda which is being co-chaired by Jeff King of K&L Gates and Rick Meadow of Lanier Law Firm. This conference has interesting new topics and an excellent panel of speakers. We recommend it highly to anyone involved in asbestos litigation. If you would like additional information or plan on attending please call me.
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David Governo has been invited to serve as a faculty member at the 18th Annual Litigation Management College (LMC), sponsored by the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The LMC is a four-day educational program designed for claims professionals, third party administrators, and self-insured corporate litigation managers working in the insurance industry or in litigation matters. It takes place from June 10-14, 2012 at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, and includes workshops, a mock trial, and other interactive exercises based on a catastrophic injury case study. The FDCC's Litigation Management College has "earned an international reputation as the premier advanced litigation training course for claims professionals." Please visit the FDCC website for more information.
On March 13, 2012, David Governo spoke at a Corporate Counsel Webinar sponsored by LexisNexis and attended by 400 participants. The webinar topics included strategies for cost analysis and valuation, educating management, and determining whether to settle or whether to litigate. From the LexisNexis website: "During a complimentary Webinar, sponsored by LexisNexis and entitled 'Early Case Assessment and Settlement Strategies for In-House Counsel,' an esteemed panel of litigators and GCs discussed their methods for effective case assessment. The panel consisted of: David M. Governo of the Governo Law Firm; Bridget M. Ahmann, a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels; Jeffry Koenig, chief litigation counsel, safety, health and environmental counsel and compliance officer at Cytec Industries Inc.; Brenda Cleveland, senior litigation paralegal in the legal department at Cardinal Health; and David Orensten, assistant general counsel of litigation at Cardinal Health." Building on the presentation, we contributed to an Early Case Assessment Resource Checklist that LexisNexis recently published. Click here for a copy. In the next several months LexisNexis will be publishing an article by David Governo and David Goldman (a partner at Governo Law Firm) on a related topic: "Preserving Social Media Data When Litigation Is Expected." Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can be of assistance to you or your colleagues defending claims.