Victor W. Santochi to Speak at 2010 Council on Litigation Management Conference

New York, NY, January 12, 2010 --( Victor W. Santochi, Attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, has been selected to speak at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Mr. Santochi is slated to speak on the topic “Getting to the Agreement: Perspectives on the Negotiation and Implementation of a Successful Alternative Fee Arrangements.”

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

Mr. Santochi is a partner with the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, defending insureds in Premises Liability, Construction Accidents, Construction Defect Litigation, Group home and foster care liability matters. Victor has managed alternative fee programs from both the law firm and carrier perspectives.

His past roles have included that Regional Vice President of Litigation for the Western United States, Reliance Insurance, overseeing both staff counsel and panel firms. He served as National Director of Specialty Litigation for Farmers Insurance Group having functional responsibility for construction defect, professional liability and commercial casualty claims.

He has served as L.A. Superior Court Arbitrator, Mediator and 'Crash Settlement' Officer over the past 30 years. He recently completed a three year appointment for the California State Bar State's Judicial Nomination and Evaluation Committee (2004 - 2007).

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 or contact Adam Potter.

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