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2017 PLDF Annual Meeting

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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY DEFENSE FEDERATION

 

The Professional Liability Defense Federation™ is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.

Malpractice claims affecting different professions often present common procedural rule and substantive law elements. Although standard of care evidence differs among the professions, skills learned in the defense of one profession are often transferable to others.  PLDF’s goal is to harness this expertise in one organization devoted solely to improving the management and defense of professional liability claims. To accomplish its mission PLDF publishes the journal Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, sponsors an annual meeting offering valuable law development seminars and member connection opportunities, offers amicus support in important appellate proceedings, produces news summaries of national malpractice case developments, and facilitates confidential communications among members. 

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MEMBER NEWS

The Summer 2017 issue of Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published and is available at "Defense Quarterly" under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Mark V. Gende and Timothy J. Caeillo write on ramifications of computer aided detection scanning in defending medical malpractice claimsJoshua M. Auxier and Brian E. Tims analyze defenses to data breach claims brought in shareholder derivative actions. Jody HarrisPat Eckler and Alice Sherren evaluate revised ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) that addresses anti-discrimination policies and free speech tensions. Peter M. Durney and Carson M. Shea review developments in hospital liability in the context of independent physician groups and captive insurance. Renee M. Botham addresses a new California law that improves architect/engineer defense/indemnity duties. Featured are PLDF committee leaders Daniel F. Church and Dove A.E. Burns. PLDF President Tim Gephart offers his President's Letter.   

PLDF members Robert Girardeau and Walter Price of Huie Fernambucq & Stewart LLP in Birmingham, Alabama, were named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018 listing for malpractice defense advocacy.

PLDF member Dina M. Cox of Lewis Wagner LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana was named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018 listing for malpractice defense advocacy.

PLDF Member David C. Anderson of the Collins Einhorn firm was recently elected to the Board of Commissioners of the State Bar of Michigan.

PLDF Treasurer Andrew W. Countryman has opened his own law firm in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Contact Andy at awc@countrymanlawfirm.com.  

Luke P. Sbarra of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina recently was elected a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.

PLDF member (and past Vice President) Erik Crep was elected shareholder with Wicker Smith O'Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A. in Coral Gables, Florida

PLDF member Robert H. Stoffers has joined Williams & Schoenberger Co., LLP in its Columbus, Ohio office.

PLDF committee leaders elected for the 2017 term include: Daniel F. Church, Alice M. Sherrin, and William H. Jordan (Legal), Stephen B. Sambol and Stuart T. O'Neal, III (Medical), Ari Baruth, Geoffrey A. Bryce, and Thomas S. Mazanec (Construction Design), Dove A.E. Burns and Anthony T. Bowser (EPL), Anthony S. Cottone and Carrie Campi (Cyber), Gary Kessler and Thomas D. Jensen (Investment Claims), Glen R. Olson and Christopher J. Carey (Real Estate A&B), Joseph F. Nicholas, Ben A. Andrews, and Peter J. Biging (Insurance A&B), Martin Terpstra, Eris Bryan Paul, and Gary R. Shendell (Accountants), Louie Castoria and Anthony J. Proscia (Miscellaneous), and Joshua M. Auxier and Jennifer K. Saunders (Corporate Governance).

PLDF member R. Scott Krause has moved his practice to Lewis Brisbois in the Baltimore office.

  

 SEPTEMBER 27 - 29, 2017 - PLDF EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING

THE WESTIN RIVER NORTH, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Seminar details and registration information are available under Annual Meeting on the toolbar above.  Please attend!

 

 

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