LOS ANGELES (March 20) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that attorneys Mary Craig Calkins, William Um, and Heather Habes served as featured speakers at the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s  29th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee (ICLC) CLE Seminar in Tucson, Arizona.

Mary Craig Calkins, former chair of the ABA Section of Litigation's ICLC, joined other industry leaders and discussed the evolving insurance issues for an expanding financial technology industry in the session, "Money Money Money Money— In Today’s World: Insurance Implications for the Evolving FinTech Industry."

William Um chaired the session, “New Economy Businesses Need New Insurance: Can the Insurance Industry Keep Up?," and spoke on potential new liabilities from new economy businesses and how the insurance industry is trying to respond. A summary of Mr. Um's presentation is available in "5 Key Takeaways: New Economy Businesses Need New Insurance: Can the Insurance Industry Keep Up?." He also wrote a Law360 article on the topic, “New Economy Businesses Need New Insurance.”

Heather Habes led a roundtable discussion on how to use tactics of negotiation to obtain favorable rates for defense counsel in the session, "Rates Matter! Using the Tactics of Negotiation to Obtain Reasonable Rates for Defense Counsel.” A summary of Ms. Habes’ presentation is available in “5 Key Takeaways, Rates Matter! Using the Tactics of Negotiation to Obtain Reasonable Rates for Defense Counsel.”

Over 350 attorneys from across the country attended the 29th Annual Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar to learn about the latest developments in insurance law. The ICLC is one of the largest and most active in the ABA's Section of Litigation. For more information about the ABA's ICLC, please click here.

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