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2019 PLDF Annual Meeting

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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.  


PLDF Annual Meeting

September 25-27, 2019 | W Chicago Lakeshore

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for Firms and Vendors

2019 marks PLDF’s 10th anniversary serving the professional liability community. We have made great  strides since our founding and are excited this year to celebrate at our Annual Meeting. Please consider supporting this fun event with a firm or vendor sponsorship. Click on the photos below to learn more about the opportunities available.


Professional Liability Defense Quarterly

The Winter 2019 edition of Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published and is available for download at "Defense Quarterly" under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Content in the Quarterly includes:

  • Sienna Court v. Champion Aluminum: The Illinois Supreme Court Bars Claims for Breach of the Implied Warranty of Habitability Against Subcontractors | Written by: Glen R. Olson and Jonathan Rizzardi of Long & Levit, LLP, San Francisco, CA
  • Letter from the President | Written by: Jason Jobe of Thompson Coe, Dallas, TX
  • Shining a Light on PLDF Women Leaders | Written by: Kathleen Buck of AXA XL, a division of AXA, Atlanta, GA
  • Legal Triage: Balancing Doctor-Patient and Attorney-Client Privilege | Written by: Matthew Reddy of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago, IL and Nicole C. Freiler of Burns White, West Conshohocken, PA
  • Insurance Agent and Broker E&O 2018: The Year in Review | Written by: Peter J. Biging of Goldberg Segala, LLP, New York, NY
  • What the Ethics Pros Say About Pro Se Litigants | Written by: Alice M. Sherren of Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, Minneapolis, MN and Donald Patrick Eckler of Pretzel & Stouffer, Chartered, Chicago, IL
  • Practicing Well: Improving Your Diet | Written by: Andrew P. Carroll of Goldberg Segalla, LLP, Philadelphia, PA
  • Testing the Limits of Protection for Title VII Participation and Opposition Activities | Written by: W. Barry Montgomery, Jr. of KPM Law, Richmond, VA


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