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Andrew G. Witik, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, September 03, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Andrew G. Witik, Partner, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Emerging Issues: High-risk Insurance Coverage Litigation for Lawyers in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for October 8, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Andrew G. Witik

Andrew Witik is a Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent insurance coverage attorney who over the past twenty-five years has represented insurance companies, corporations, municipalities, and individuals in declaratory judgment actions and contractual disputes in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has litigated coverage disputes in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Texas, and California. Mr. Witik, has combined his specialized knowledge in insurance coverage and the particular areas of rescission and bad faith with his appellate practice and construction defect litigation. He has experience with a variety of coverages including general liability, professional liability, commerical auto, property, businessowner’s and homeowner’s policies, and has successfully prevailed in Illinois cases of first impression applying the business risk exclusions and the false pretense exclusion. In addition, Mr. Witik has assisted with the drafting of professional liability policy provisions and exclusions and claim repair. He routinely gives seminars to companies regarding insurance coverage law.

About Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Established in 1979, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP is a national, full-service law firm with more than 988 attorneys and 34 offices, in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Its national practice is sophisticated, multi-faceted and well-versed in current legal trends, while its individual state practices provide vast resources and knowledge of procedural and legal nuances.

Lewis Brisbois offers legal practice in more than 30 specialties, and a multitude of sub-specialties associated with each practice area. Its attorneys have broad knowledge, expertise, and sensitivity to their clients’ unique needs. Through interaction among its practice groups, Lewis Brisbois provides a wide range of legal services to each client with a continuity of representation over multiple disciplines. Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP has built longstanding relationships with corporate and institutional clients based on its ability to provide comprehensive service on a national scale.

Event Synopsis:

In today’s marketplace, companies face several high-risk concerns. Knowing the insurance available to protect against those risks can be essential. This seminar will discuss three important risks that are high on the radar for many companies today: environmental risks, preserving insurance through mergers and acquisitions, and risk associated with cyber liabilities and data breaches.

Environmental litigation can be expensive and risky. A correct assessment of the policies available to cover these liabilities can provide a company with a valuable safety net. For example, “long-tail” environmental claims can impact several years or even decades of insurance coverage. On the other hand, modern pollution liability policies can help protect against costly environmental claims.

Mergers and acquisitions can also give rise to high-risk insurance issues. For example, in certain circumstances, former directors and officers of a company may wish to purchase “run-off insurance” to protect them from claims connected with the former entity.

Finally, cyber liabilities and data breaches are a growing area of concern for companies. Insurance is an important asset to protect against losses connected with these events, and insurance coverage litigation over a data breach can have particular pitfalls.

In a two hour live CLE webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues surrounding High-risk Insurance Coverage Litigation for Lawyers in 2015 and beyond.

Key topics include:
• Insurance Coverage Litigation
• Environmental Risks and Insurance
• Mergers & Acquisitions Insurance Issues, including D&O Run-off Insurance and Successor Liability
• Cyber Liability and Data Breach Coverage Issues
• Recent Verdicts and Mitigation Strategies
• Claims and Bad Faith Management From the Insurer Perspective
• Arising Issues Regarding Additional Insureds

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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