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Erin K. HigginsConn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, LLP Boston, MA, PLDF President
Jason JobeThompson Coe Cousins & Irons, Dallas, Texas, PLDF President Elect

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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

New members elected to the PLDF Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual Meeting include Erin Risch of Eccleston & Wolf, David C. Anderson of Collins Einhorn Farrell, Louie Castoria of Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, Kathleen Buck of XL Catlin, Paul Ruiz of Adventist Healthcare, and Bridget Choi of Sompo International.

Speakers and topics presented at the 2017 PLDF Annual Meeting include: Geoffrey Bryce/Thomas Mazanec/Ari Baruth (Defense of Design Professionals), John Browning/Megan Hargraves/Benjamin Jackson/Timothy Gephart (Social Media Use and Misuse), Stephen Sambol/Anne Cornell/Walter Price/ Wade Willard/Anthony Stompanato (Medical Malpractice Trends), Louie Castoria/Paul Ablan (Professional Liability Risks: Immigration Issues), Jason Jobe/Bridget Choi/Barbara Serafini/Kiera Goral (Insurance Agent/Broker E&O), Mark Bernstein/Richard Perr (Mediation Persuasion Strategies), Christopher Block/Allison Chaplick/Kathleen Buck (Marketing Industry Members: Best Practices), Thomas Jensen/Heidi Bevis/Natalie Blind (Defense of Chiropractic and Outpatient Surgery Center Cases), Peter Gregory/Alice Sherren/Corrine Ivanca (LPL Claim Repair), Donald Patrick Eckler/Timothy Fletcher/Michael Handler (Bad Faith Trends Update), Dove Burns/Anthony Bowser/Heidi Roll (Employment Law: 2017), and Daniel Church/Bryce Gartner (Data Analytics in Voir Dire).  Click on Annual Meeting above to view their slide presentations

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

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 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).

 

  

 OCTOBER 3-5, 2018 - PLDF NINTH ANNUAL MEETING

THE WESTIN CANAL PLACE, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

Seminar details and registration information will be available in the spring.  Please attend!

 

 

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