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January 29, 2015

RICHARD BYRNE, ESQ. INVITED TO PRESENT "RISK TRANSFER" CLE TO HOUSE COUNSEL AT CHUBB INSURANCE COMPANY

NAM is pleased to announce that Richard Byrne, Esq. has been invited by Hoey King Epstein Prezioso & Marquez, house counsel for Chubb Insurance Co., to present a CLE on the subject of Risk Transfer. Mr. Byrne will be speaking about the following topics: the goal of risk transfer; the nature and examples of “situational” coverage; forms of risk transfer; contractual indemnity; additional insured coverage; priority of coverage; risk transfer issues at mediation; and best practices. Additionally, Mr. Byrne will discuss other issues relevant to risk transfer, including: anti-subrogation; certificates of insurance; allocation of defense costs; prosecuting vs. defending tenders; timing of declinations; choice of counsel; and prior defense costs.

Roy Israel, President and CEO of NAM stated: “I am so pleased when prominent law firms and carriers ask one of our neutrals to speak on a particular topic. It is an affirmation of the quality of talent we recruit to join our roster. I am certain that Richard Byrne will provide an intellectually enriching and educational experience for all those in attendance.”

Richard Byrne is available to hear cases throughout New York State and nationwide.

Click here to view Richard Byrne’s bio.

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