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98 - Defense Counsel Do’s and Don’ts: Candid Advice from a Claims Adjuster

The Defense Never Rests

Release Date: 12/02/2021

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What does your carrier look for when selecting its esteemed panel counsel? This is probably the secret sauce and lots of attorneys are eager for the recipe. Let’s face getting on (and STAYING ON) panel is a giant hurdle. The process can be overwhelming, daunting and discouraging. Not only do you need to find the right person, build a genuine relationship, submit an impressive proposal and get to the point of being accepted on panel… But once you are on panel it does not mean you will see cases. This week on the Defense Never Rests we are joined by Matthew Queen who was THE guy at Hiscox...

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What do you know about insuring cannabis products and navigating the related claims? Whether it is used for recreational or medical purposes, cannabis has an element of uncharted territory. But is it all that different from insuring another crop? Or how about a pharmaceutical product used for medical purposes? Some say not so much and others believe it is polar opposite. This week on the Defense Never Rests we are joined by Brayden York who is the insurance and risk manager at a cannabis company and we take a dive into the particular challenges of this booming industry. Not only are there...

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101 - Insider Look at Public Entity Claims show art 101 - Insider Look at Public Entity Claims

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How are the risks of a public entity different? Or maybe the better question to ask is: how does one approach a claim against a public entity differently? This week on the Defense Never Rests, we are joined by Eileen Fay, SVP and Head of Claims at Berkley Public Entity and we dive into the nuances of public entity claims. In some respects, they are not all that different from claims against private entities or individuals. However, when we are talking about claims against townships or police and fire departments there is certainly a distinct finesse that is necessary in defending that claim....

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In this throwback episode, host Patricia Baxter is joined by cohost Oliver Brooks to welcome their guests. Two well-respected and widely used mediators, Judge Michael Snyder, the newly elected Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and Barbara Lyons. Judge Snyder has been mediating cases at The Dispute Resolution Institute since 2014 after retiring from the bench and Barbara Lyons has been mediating cases for over 25 years at the Bucks County Mediation and Arbitration Center. What do you think? Let us know! We want to hear from you!

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8 (Replay) - Balancing Life, Career, and Family show art 8 (Replay) - Balancing Life, Career, and Family

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Juggling family and career is tough for so many people. While this topic certainly isn't new, talking about it is still so important! In this throwback episode, host Patricia Baxter is joined by Kara White, Meghan Henry, and Scott Rybny. Tune in and listen to the experiences of 4 family-oriented, busy professionals with different backgrounds and struggles.

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For our parents out there, what was the biggest challenge you faced professionally as a young parent? For many expecting mothers, the first challenge is TELLING your employer. What will they say? What type of reaction will you receive? When do you even break the news? What does this mean for your career trajectory? So many questions swirling around what is one of the happiest and exciting periods of one’s life. This week on The Defense Never Rests we bring back Helen Yoon, Karly Wannos, Esq. and Jamie Szal to take a deep dive into firm and corporate culture for parents and particularly the...

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Which of your defense counsel’s characteristics really impress you? Could it be an executive summary at the start of a report? Picking up the phone to discuss an issue or ask a question? Better yet - what do they do that you absolutely loathe? We attorneys may not want to admit it, but alas, that list may be longer. It might even get so bad that you explore switching counsel. This episode of “The Defense Never Rests” is dedicated to discussing the “do’s” and “don’t’s” of defense counsel from an adjuster’s perspective. This week we are joined by Morgan Dooley, who very...

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Recognize this? “You can’t handle the truth!” Or this? “The two yutes.” Well those are pretty easy! But what about this: “…now imagine she’s White” In this episode, The Defense Never Rests is taken over by Nate Bohlander and Oliver Brooks, who are joined by Ashley Johnson and Tyler Williams. Have you ever wondered how realistic movies about the law really are? Are they, like most things which come out of Hollywood, sensationalized to draw audiences to theaters? Or do they retain some element of truth and candor about the legal profession? After generating a list, they discuss...

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97 - Single Mother's Road to General Counsel show art 97 - Single Mother's Road to General Counsel

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What drives you each day to keep working toward your professional goals? Better question…do you know what those goals even are? Some of us are determined to put in the work solely to best serve our insureds. Others it could be monetary rewards or promotions. And for some, providing for our families are the reason we are motivated to succeed. It also could be a number of things. But for each and every one of us, there is some fire inside that drives us. Even if you do not consciously realize it is there. For our guest this week on The Defense Never Rests, Nicole Pielli, General Counsel of...

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Which of your defense counsel’s characteristics really impress you? Could it be an executive summary at the start of a report? Picking up the phone to discuss an issue or ask a question? Better yet - what do they do that you absolutely loathe? We attorneys may not want to admit it, but alas, that list may be longer. It might even get so bad that you explore switching counsel. This episode of “The Defense Never Rests” is dedicated to discussing the “do’s” and “don’t’s” of defense counsel from an adjuster’s perspective. This week we are joined by Morgan Dooley, who very candidly shares her likes and dislikes. She holds nothing back and, frankly, it is refreshing. In fact, if you do not follow Morgan on LinkedIn, you should start. Like right now. She is very candid about her opinions on…well…everything. But particularly her assigned defense counsel. Given how much fun we had, we have to believe it will be the last time Morgan joins us on this podcast either! If you handle claims, we are sure you can weigh in on this subject and we would love to hear from you. Don’t be afraid to share tips for defense counsel!