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Erin Webb, Attorney, Dickstein Shapiro LLP to Speak at the Knowledge Groupís Emerging Issues: High-risk Insurance Coverage Litigation for Lawyers in 2015 Live Webcast

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 Erin Webb, Attorney, Dickstein Shapiro 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 Erin Webb

Erin L. Webb is an experienced insurance coverage litigator at Dickstein Shapiro LLP. She has written, been quoted, and presented on cutting-edge insurance coverage issues, such as cybersecurity and data breaches, social media evidence, and intellectual property claims. Her practice focuses on representing policyholders in insurance coverage litigation. Erin has experience in every stage of litigation, mediation, and arbitration, and has obtained favorable appellate rulings on key insurance coverage issues. She has experience with commercial general liability, directors and officers, political risk, professional liability, pollution liability, and first-party property policies, including recall, business interruption and contingent business interruption losses. She also has experience with additional insured issues, indemnity agreements, insurance issues in mergers and acquisitions, claims against insurance brokers, and insurance issues relevant to clients facing bankruptcy. Erin has been named as a “Rising Star” for Insurance Coverage in Washington, DC by SuperLawyers since 2013. She can be reached at or (202) 420-2607. Follow her on Twitter @erinlwebb.

About Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Market Leading Specialty FirmSM, founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients’ business interests.

While Dickstein Shapiro’s work generally originates from a client’s need for legal representation, the firm is mindful that legal service is but one ingredient in achieving a client’s strategic business goals. The firm prides itself on learning and understanding client objectives and partnering with clients to generate genuine business value. For additional information, please visit

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, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC 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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