Robert T. Horst to Speak at 2010 Council on Litigation Management Conference

New York, NY, January 13, 2010 --( Robert T. Horst, Partner at Nelson Levine deLuca & Horst, LLC, has been selected to speak at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Mr. Horst is slated to speak on the topic “Preventing and Defending Bad Faith Claims: Current Trends and Strategies.”

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

Bob Horst is one of the founding partners at Nelson Levine deLuca & Horst, LLC, where he represents insurers in complex coverage disputes, bad faith litigation, class action defense, and the investigation of suspected fraud. He is also the chair of the firm’s Institutional Litigation and Consulting Practice Group. Horst has tried more than 40 jury cases to verdict and hundreds of additional bench trials. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, he has litigated matters pro hac vice in numerous jurisdictions throughout the nation, including Delaware, Ohio, Florida, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Washington.

Horst is author and co-editor of the text Extracontractual Litigation Against Insurers (published by Incisive Media in October 2009). He also is General Counsel to the International Association of Special Investigative Units ("IASIU"). IASIU is the insurance industry's leading "fraud-fighting" organization, with 40 chapters worldwide and more than 4,000 members. Horst frequently is quoted in national publications, and recently has been asked to comment for articles in The New York Times, The National Underwriter, Law 360, The Legal Intelligencer,, and the Jackson Clarion Ledger (Mississippi). Horst leads Nelson Levine’s recruiting and professional development efforts and also acts as a private arbitrator in insurance coverage matters. He was his firm's managing partner from 2003 -2008.

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