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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 Winter 2018 edition of Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published and is available for download at "Defense Quarterly" under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Glen Olson writes on the duty of real estate agents to investigate property conditions, Alice Sherren and Donald Patrick Eckler write on the ABA's new lawyers' advertising rule proposal, Peter Gregory and Uzodima Aba-Onu discuss intra-firm privilege, Mark Gende and John Tyler evaluate health care standards of care in the prison setting, January Allen writes on cybersecurity breach law in the states, Robert Chadwick analyzes employee non-disclosure agreements in the context of recent notoriety, Peter Biging writes on insurance producer E&O defense strategies, Paul Boylan evaluates use of arbitration in the LPL context, and Erin Higgins offers her President's Letter.  

Professional Liability Defense Federation's Board of Directors met January 18-19 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and discussed many ways to enhance its value proposition to members and the industry, and to start planning for the 2018 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, October 4-5, 2018. 

PLDF member Donald J. Richardson is now of counsel with Sutter O'Connell Co., in Cleveland, Ohio.

PLDF members Bruce Furukawa and Rob Buccieri have established their new firm Furukawa Buccieri LLP in Burlingame, California.

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

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

 

  

 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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