PLUS Conference 2022

PLUS Conference Agenda

Attend the annual PLUS Conference for a deep dive into all things professional liability insurance. Networking, education, business development and so much more.

Future PLUS / New Attendee Welcome Reception with Dueling Pianos
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connections Lounge Open
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Open to all registered attendees

RPLU Celebration
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Invitation only for incoming RPLU/RPLU+ designees

Navigating the PLUS Conference
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Open to Future PLUS and first-time attendees

Sponsor-led Session: Navigating the Broadening Regulatory Landscape
1:30pm- 2:30pm

Sponsor-led Session: Marsh

Sponsor-led Session: Crypto Coverage Concerns in a Developing Environment
1:30pm- 2:30pm

Sponsor-led Session: Starr Companies

Ron Howard  
Opening General Session Featuring Ron Howard
2:45pm - 4:30pm
Keynote Speaker
PLUS Welcome Reception
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Attendee Breakfast
7:30am - 8:30am
Connections Lounge
8:00am - 4:00pm

Open to all registered attendees

Shawn Ram  Rachel Rossini  AnnaMarie Landaverde, RPLU   Kelly B. Castriotta, Esq.  Richard W. Goldberg, Esq.  
CE/CLE Session: Cyber Insurance – Duckling or Swan?
8:30am - 9:30am

The scope and nature of cyber incidents regularly change. The insurance industry has, of course, worked to anticipate those changes. But as adjustments are made, does cyber coverage pull away from or overlap other coverages? Is the nature of cyber claims changing? This panel will address the conditions shaping cyber insurance, the growing pains and friction as the cyber sector integrates with other lines, potential data, capacity, and concentration issues, and the factors affecting the future of the sector.

Jonathan Reiner  Yera Patel  Marek Krowka  Beth Goldberg  Gregory Spore  
CE/CLE Session: Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market
8:30am - 9:30am

As the pandemic wanes, a risk-laden economic landscape marked by stock market volatility, runaway inflation, supply chain issues, and labor shortages is affecting not just businesses, but board members and managers, who face a surge of potential lawsuits. What are the knock-on effects for the D&O industry? With this backdrop, the panel will be asked a series of questions, offering a variety of perspectives, on rate trends, SPACs, the impact of new market entrants, ESG, cybersecurity, securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, etc. to explore and discover what fact is and what is fiction.

Sponsor-Led Session: Woodward on Washington: An Economic, Public Policy & Political Outlook
9:45am - 10:30am

Sponsor-Led Session: Travelers

Sponsor-Led Session: Where Does Tech E&O Stop & Cyber Liability Begin?
9:45am - 10:30am

Sponsor-Led Session: CNA

Sponsor-Led Session: Creating Value Via Intellectual Property
10:45am - 11:30am

Sponsor-Led Session: Aon

Sponsor-Led Session: It's the End of The World As We Knew It!
10:45am - 11:30am

Sponsor-Led Session: Canopius

Lori Greiner  
Women's Leadership Network Luncheon with Awards & Keynote Lori Greiner
11:45am - 1:30pm
Keynote Speaker
Sponsor-Led Session: EEOC Impact on EPLI Claims
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Sponsor-Led Session: Great American Insurance Company

Sponsor-Led Session: Beware The Gray Rhinos
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Sponsor-Led Session: Westfield Specialty

Wendy K. Von Wald, Esq.  Emily Seymour Costin, Esq.  Marina Llata  Rebecca Dauparas  Kimberly M. Melvin, Esq.  
CE/CLE Session: Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Fiduciaries are facing unprecedented exposure to litigation from plan participants for alleged breach of duties under ERISA in the management of 401(k) and 403(b) plans. These "excessive fee" class action suits include allegations ranging from excessive record-keeping fees or underperforming investment options to the use of investment options with high expense ratios. Over the course of the last sixteen years, over $1B has been paid to settle these claims and defense costs are not included in that figure and the litigation has had a significant impact on the fiduciary liability insurance marketplace. In addition to the excessive fee litigation, there is now increased scrutiny promised by the DOL targeted at emerging exposures to 401(k) plans arising out of crypto currency and ESQ-related investment options. This panel of industry leaders will provide an update on the status of the excessive fee litigation, provide insight into any emerging trends, comment on the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in the Northwestern University case, and look at the future of crypto and ESG as investment options in employer sponsored defined contribution plans.

Nicole Sheth, Esq.  Robbyn S. Reichman, Esq.  James Pollock  Japhet Boutin, Esq.  Barry Postman, Esq.  
CE/CLE Session: Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
2:30pm - 3:30pm

This presentation will analyze and compare the various issues we face in a post pandemic world as it relates to all aspects of claims management and defense work.

Christine A. Williams  Michelle A. Sartain  Michael D. Price  John J. Lupica  Jeffrey P. Klenk  
Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
3:45pm - 4:45pm

Professional and financial lines Insurance continues to grow in importance and significance to carriers and brokers throughout the U.S. and the world. In this session, professionals that began their careers in professional lines who now oversee multiple facets and many insurance lines of their multi-national carrier or broker companies, will discuss ongoing and future trends in the insurance industry and for specific insurance lines. It will identify trends and provide strategies to address pain points in lines of coverage such as D&O, EPL, and Cyber. This session will examine external factors impacting the industry and insurance lines such as increased cyber security concerns, social inflation, civil unrest, social justice, diversity & inclusion, ESG, and global insurance trends.

Cobi Jones  
PLUS Happy Hour
4:45pm - 5:45pm

With special guest appearance by Friday's keynote speaker, Cobi Jones. Open to registered attendees only

Keynote Speaker
Cobi Jones  
Attendee Breakfast featuring Cobi Jones
8:00am - 9:00am
Keynote Speaker
Connections Lounge Open
8 - 10:15am

Open to all registered attendees

Talene Megerian Carter  Dove Burns, Esq.  Peter Woo, Esq.  Aileen Smith  Claudia Oliveri  
CE/CLE Session: EPL Wheel of Fortune – COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
9:30 - 10:30am

The indelible mark left by the COVID pandemic has revolutionized the workplace. Employers face vexing questions and an unprecedented number of requests for remote work and other accommodation. Simultaneously, a limited and challenging labor market resulting in the Great Resignation has complicated the employment landscape. At the same time, Supreme Court decisions are putting into question a various employment laws and regulations. This presentation will discuss new legislation and loss controls as a result of COVID and the changing judicial landscape. We will provide a roadmap for the most precarious areas for employment law in 2022 and what to expect in 2023.

Event Detail

November 9, 2022 9:00 am
November 11, 2022 11:00 am
333 West Harbor Dr. San Diego, California 92101