New York, NY, November 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- About Thomas F. Segalla Esq
Thomas F. Segalla is a founding partner of Goldberg Segalla, where he is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group and resides in its Buffalo office. An internationally recognized authority on insurance, reinsurance, and bad faith, he has been retained by major insurance carriers and policyholders in more than 40 jurisdictions internationally and has served as an expert witness in more than 100 bad faith, coverage, and extracontractual cases across the country. Tom is the co-author of the renowned insurance law treatise Couch on Insurance 3dand editor of the Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook published this year by Thomson Reuters and DRI. He was the founding President of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel (ACCEC), of which he led the formation in 2012 to improve the quality of the practice of insurance law. He possesses an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest honor available in the Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating system.
About Goldberg Segalla
Goldberg Segalla is a law firm nearly 300 lawyers strong, with 19 offices spanning nine states (New York, Illinois, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut) and in Europe (in London, where it operates as Goldberg Segalla Global LLP). It counsels and protects the interests of regional, national, and international clients, including a number of Fortune 100 companies, in a wide range of industries. Goldberg Segalla handles all forms of dispute resolution and provides proactive legal and regulatory counsel that helps clients minimize and manage risk in a broad array of areas.
Founded in 2001, the firm is proud to be ranked among the top 200 on the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 list of the largest law firms in the United States. Goldberg Segalla has been recognized by its clients and peers — as well as by the National Law Journal, Law360, Reactions, LexisNexis, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and others — for reliability, innovation, commitment to diversity, and prominence in key practices and industries. The firm’s collaborative culture and team-first philosophy have earned it continual placement in national, regional and statewide rankings of the best places to work.
In settling underlying claims, disagreement and dispute between the policyholder and its insurer commonly emerge. Insurers face the risk of being exposed to bad faith claims and liability when they decline an injured party’s reasonable settlement offer. Insurers and their counsel must be well-versed with the scope of the duty to settle, the commonly used tactics, and the available options to be able to avoid bad faith situations, or at the very least, be equipped with a winnable defense.
In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer best strategies in Reducing Insurers’ Bad Faith Litigation Exposure. The panel will also provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of Bad Faith Litigation in Reasonable Settlement Offers.
Key topics include:
- Bad Faith Claims – A Legal Primer
- Duty to Defend and Duty to Settle
- Commonly Used Tactics
- Legal Options for Insurers
- Best Practices to Reduce Litigation Exposure
About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
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