New York, NY, February 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Michael J. Haversonof Haverson Consulting, has been selected to speak at the 2010 Annual Conference of the Council on Litigation Management (CLM). Mr. Haverson is slated to speak on the topic “Measuring the Value of Counsel.”
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.
Michael Haverson is a litigation management and insurance consultant with over twenty six years experience as an attorney in claims/ litigation management and dispute resolution emphasizing multi- party insurance related disputes in both insurance company and law firm settings, including over a decade of experience as Vice President of Claims Legal for Zurich North America, the in-house group responsible for coordinating legal counseling on complex insurance coverage issues and managing coverage and bad faith litigation on a nationwide basis. He has been responsible for managing relationships with outside counsel nationally and has drafted and implemented litigation management best practices, guidelines, reporting standards, budgeting and billing practices. Mr. Haverson has substantial experience working with both in-house case handlers and outside coverage counsel utilizing data and information tools to analyze trends, improve performance and manage costs. He has provided consulting services with respect to metric based design of alternative billing arrangements and other insurer/corporate client servicing issues.
Mr. Haverson also has broad expertise with respect to complex insurance coverage/bad faith issues relating to claims arising from toxic tort, asbestos, environmental, construction defect, product, professional liability and umbrella/excess and other matters and provides expert services in the areas of insurance coverage, allocation, claims handling and bad faith. He also provides ADR services and is a panel member of the American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Panel.
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.