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Policy Debates: How a Defendant’s Insurance Coverage Can Affect Employment Mediations
Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EST
Category: MWELA Events

This event is co-hosted by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Everyone knows it, but it’s rarely discussed: The terms of a defendant’s EPLI or D&O policy can drive the timing and outcome of settlement talks in a workplace legal dispute. Indeed, the employer’s insurance company and its adjusters often become key players in a mediation, either obstructing or facilitating an agreement. Join us on March 8 as we demystify the role of insurance policies with two federal judges and two employment lawyers — one from each side of the aisle. We’ll review the most common terms in these policies, and how they can limit a defendant’s practical options during negotiation. How much can plaintiffs know about coverage limits, and how should that affect their strategy? How do judges regulate the influence of insurance adjusters during a court-ordered mediation? Each panelist will offer practice tips, war stories, and advice on recognizing whether a trial is avoidable or inevitable.

This event does not offer CLE credit.
Registrants will receive Zoom login details on the day before the event.

Register for this event here.

12:00 PM - Opening remarks:

 Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly, Fellow
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

12:05 PM - Panel Presentation


Hon. Ajmel A. Quereshi

Hon. Ajmel A. Quereshi, Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court of Maryland

Hon. Gina L. Simms

Hon. Gina L. Simms, Magistrate Judge
U.S. District Court of Maryland 

 Nat Calamis

Nat P. Calamis, Equity Partner
Carr Maloney P.C.

 Reuben W. Wolfson

Reuben W. Wolfson, Partner
Smithey Law Group LLC



R. Scott Oswald R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal
The Employment Law Group, P.C.

Cancellation will be accepted for registrations made two business days before the event.  

Thank you to our Co-Host
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers