Blaneys partners David Wilson and Chris McKibbin will attend the joint FLA/ABA FSLC Conference in Philadelphia.  The FLA Conference on November 7 has a solid emphasis on cybercrime, while also addressing other important contemporary issues.  Program Chairs Theresa A. Gooley and Samuel J. Arena, Jr. have assembled a series of timely presentations, covering the impact of digital technology on forgery coverage; ERISA fidelity insurance; the continuing problem of the application of the tort concept of “proximate cause” to the interpretation of causation language in fidelity policies; comparing and contrasting Insuring Agreements (D) and (E); and a panel discussion on cybercrime, covering prevention, available products, coverages and claims.

Chris will co-present Tales From The Crypt: Cryptocurrency Is Here — How Will Crime Insurers Respond? which examines potential loss scenarios involving cryptocurrency and how they compare and contrast with traditional fidelity loss scenarios.

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The ABA FSLC Fall Meeting on November 8 is entitled “An Analysis of Fidelity Claims for the Modern World.”  The program will address important substantive and practical issues germane to today’s fidelity claims handling.  Program Chairs Robin Segal-Gonzalez and Justin Wear have designed a lineup of presentations that will update participants on recent developments and claims handling strategies. The focus will be on a pragmatic discussion and implementation of specific skills with an eye toward pressing legal issues, ethical issues, and strategy. The topics include developments in cybercrime; a comparison of employee dishonesty vs. theft wordings; policy conditions regarding notice and proof of loss, as well as filing of suit; and causation in the context of fictitious collateral cases.

Chris will participate in the panel entitled The Fidelity Recovery Playbook: Practical Strategies for Maximizing Recovery, which canvasses litigation strategies and tools carriers can use to maximize recoveries against defaulters, confederates, third-party beneficiaries, auditors and banks.

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  • A copy of the conference brochure may be accessed here.