How to Maximize Available Environmental Coverage and Minimize Disputes with Carriers

DATE: Friday, October 28, 2016

TIME: 11:15 AM - 12:50 PM

VENUE: Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10022

ORGANIZER: NYS Bar Association's Emerging Issues in Environmental Insurance

This session will focus on lessons learned from recent case law addressing the meaning of key features in environmental insurance policies, including pre-existing known conditions and disclosure; claims made and reporting requirements; the reporting of claims and circumstances; the scope of covered remediation expenses; arbitration clauses and choice of law and forum clauses, together with practical advice for counsel to consider when negotiating the actual language of the environmental insurance policy for a specific transaction.  In addition, the panel will provide advice on key techniques/strategies for policyholders to utilize at the time a claim is made or a pollution incident discovered to maximize the environmental insurance coverage and minimize disputes.

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