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Navigating the Minefields in New York Labor Law

September 18, 2019

WSHB’s Michael Coffey to Speak at the 2019 CLM Construction Conference

(San Diego, CA) In a highly anticipated session, acclaimed trial lawyer Mike Coffey will be providing insight on navigating the minefields of New York Labor Law at the upcoming CLM Construction Conference.

“New York labor law is a hotbed of litigation traps and minefields for those unfamiliar with the nuances,” explained Coffey, Managing Partner for Wood Smith Henning & Berman’s New York and Connecticut offices. “Increased frequency and severity have led carriers to completely withdraw from the market only to be replaced by those who often fail to recognize the complexities surrounding this body of law.”

Coffey will be moderating a panel of national thought leaders discussing the complexities and pathways for success. This panel will tackle the issues surrounding the increasing retention points for developers and risk management techniques commensurate with increased exposures.

“This is one of the panels everyone at the conference will be talking about,” said WSHB Firm Chairman Dan Berman. “These individuals all are the thought leaders in this area of law. They bring cutting-edge strategies that take into account the nuance, exposures, evolving strategies and techniques of the plaintiff bar balanced against the changing juror pool in difficult venues, including the Bronx.”

Joining Coffey are industry veterans’ Christine Bernstock (AECOM), Rose Charles (Sompo International Insurance), Stelios Evangelis (Shawmut Design and Construction), and Doreen Munzenberger (AIG). “Each of these individuals are highly sought out for their expertise, leadership and innovation in an area of law that has brought great consternation to developers and carriers throughout the world,” said Coffey.

The CLM Construction Conference is an annual convention offering interactive educational sessions and seminars with the construction industry’s best and brightest. This year’s conference panels cover all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management of the insurance related to the construction industry. Also covered are the many facets of construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies on national, regional, and state levels. This year’s conference spans three days, from Wednesday, September 25 to Friday, September 27, 2019, and is being held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. WSHB is proud to be an Emerald conference sponsor.

Michael Coffey’s practice focuses primarily on the defense of professional liability, catastrophic injury, construction, transportation, toxic tort and commercial litigation matters, with extensive experience in state and federal courts. He represents Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s largest insurance carriers in the U.S., and is often retained to try large-exposure claims made under excess and surplus casualty policies.

Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The Firm has tried over 900 cases to verdict, and is internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success. Since the Firm’s inception in 1997 by trial lawyers David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB has been known as the national “go to” firm for complex civil litigation in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, WSHB also regularly handles first and third party coverage issues for the London market. The Firm has been named one of the top four law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top five for diversity. WSHB’s lawyers take pride in each and every case and all ultimate results. Most of all, WSHB is proud of their organic growth which translates into consistent results and handling office to office.

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