Mike Athans to Speak at 2010 Council on Litigation Management Conference

New York, NY, January 12, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Mike Athans, Partner at Fields, Howell, Athans & McLaughlin, LLP, has been selected to speak at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Mr. Athans is slated to speak on the topic “Settlement Days and Private Mediations.”

The conference will be one of the largest, fully inclusive defense industry conferences in 2010. It will be held March 24-26 in Ponte Vedra, Florida, will feature approximately 150 speakers and is expected to draw attendees from around the world. Registration for the conference is now open at www.litmgmt.org/annual-conference.

Mike Athans has extensive trial and litigation experience representing insurers in bad faith and insurance coverage lawsuits, business clients in commercial and transportation lawsuits, and manufacturers or users in product liability lawsuits. He has been lead trial and litigation counsel in complex insurance and commercial disputes for domestic and foreign insurer clients including Great American Insurance Company, CNA, American Safety Insurance, RSUI, Colony Insurance, Arrowpoint Capital, Markel and London Market Insurers. He has also published articles and given speeches on product liability issues, insurance coverage and construction defect topics.

Since 2003, Mike has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Emory University Law School where he teaches Negotiations and Alternative Dispute Resolution to third-year law students, and trial techniques to second-year law students. Mike has judged mock trials through NITA-sponsored programs and the Frederick Douglas Moot Court Program. He also gives in-house training classes for clients, including negotiation skills training.

About the Council on Litigation Management
The Council is a nonpartisan alliance of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, general counsel, risk managers, claims adjusters and attorneys. Through education and collaboration, its goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. To learn more about the Council, please visit www.litmgmt.org or contact Adam Potter.

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