Student Competition

Congratulations to our Student Competition Winners!

Pictured from left to right: Karen Berigan - Aon, Ravneet Walia - Temple University,
Amy Kamstra - CIGNA Corporation, Max Conaboy - Aon, Aya Ajaj -  Temple University
and Russ Shaner - Philadelphia Insurance Society

 

WELCOME TO THE DELAWARE VALLEY CHAPTER WEBSITE!

 
Greetings!  Welcome to the Delaware Valley Chapter of RIMS! 
 
 
Please check out our Chapter Calendar under Meetings and Events for our future event lineup! Check here for more information about our meetings! Also feel free to take some time to explore the site and check out some of the changes and enhancements that have been recently made. 

See our Gallery that highlights RIMS special events! 

You may join our chapter by filling out the RIMS Membership Application here

Be sure to select the Delaware Valley Chapter

 

 

CHAPTER ANNOUNCEMENTS

UPCOMING  EVENTS!!!!                

December Meeting

Please join your peers from the Delaware Valley Chapter of RIMS for the December Chapter meeting.  This meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, at Anderson Kill’s offices located at 1600 Market Street, Suite 2500, Philadelphia, PA.  Our topic of discussion will be: ‘What Every Risk Manager Needs to Know about D&O Liability and Insurance. ‘

While D&O insurance provides essential liability protection to directors, officers and companies, the claims process is a minefield for policyholders. A risk manager needs to know which policy provisions to insist on and which to avoid as well as how countering typical insurance company defenses once a claim is filed, and how to keep an insurance company on board while settling a suit. This session will cover these essentials. Key policy language issues include "severability" of coverage for insurers not implicated in wrongdoing; priority of payment provisions when multiple parties are all seeking coverage; and the scope of "bad acts" exclusions. Settlement issues include satisfying the insurer's desire for information and right to "participate" in a settlement, as well as whether settling with the primary insurance company can arguably endanger excess coverage. Our discussion will be led by two of the leading attorneys in the practice; Bill Passannante and Darin McMullen from Anderson Kill.

William G. Passannante is a nationally recognized authority on policyholder insurance recovery in D&O, E&O, asbestos, environmental, property, food-borne illness, and other insurance disputes, with an emphasis on insurance recovery for corporate policyholders and educational and governmental institutions.

Darin J. McMullen’s practice is concentrated in representing corporate policyholders in obtaining insurance recovery in complex coverage claims. He is also a member of Anderson Kill's Financial Services Industry group, Hospitality Industry Practice group, as well as the firm's Cyber Insurance Recovery group. Mr. McMullen represents policyholders in a wide variety of first and third-party coverage matters including property loss, business interruption claims, bad faith claims, EPLI insurance coverage, D&O and E&O claims, as well as construction-related coverage disputes.

 Registration will be limited for this session so plan to register early.

 We will close registration once we have reached the venue capacity.

 Registration is now open online at:

Feel free to bring your general counsel, in-house lawyers, HR or tax peers for this fascinating program. This program is approved for CE/CLE credits with

Insurance Credits

1 State of PA

1 State of DE

1 State of NJ (pending approval)

Legal Credits

1 State of PA Substantive

1 State of NJ

1 State of NY

Please note that there is a $40 meeting fee for non-members to attend this meeting; we are now accepting credit card payments. 

Registration is also open online at www.rims.org under the event tab, follow the calendar link for the January 13, 2015 with Wendy Peters of Willis’ Terrorism and Political Risk Practice discussion TRIA and other International Terrorism programs (please note that this will be an afternoon start time followed by our holiday networking event), and the February 10, 2015 program with International SOS to be held at Aramark. Please note that the March 10, 2015 meeting to be held at Crown Holdings will be a closed meeting for Risk Managers only. Registration is open online for all meetings at www.rims.org under the event tab and follow the calendar link. 

Thank you for your continued support of the Chapter.

 

 

 

 

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