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Builder’s Risk: Navigating the Creative Coverage Argument

September 15, 2020

WSHB Partner Alicia Kennon to Speak at CLM Construction Conference

Builders risk insurance policies are viewed as essential protection for construction projects, but they are complex and misunderstood, which can be further complicated by today’s changing litigation landscape. When construction commences, as either ground-up new or renovation of an existing structure, most risk management and insurance professionals presume that the project requires a builder’s risk policy to protect their exposure. Is this assumption correct? This is just one of many questions explored by WSHB partner Alicia Kennon as she takes part in this year’s CLM Construction Conference where she will lead a panel titled “Builder’s Risk: Navigating the Creative Coverage Argument.”

Joining Alicia on the panel will be fellow industry experts Bert Dizon (Gallagher Bassett), George Gagaris (Envista), and Andrew Norris (Chubb). This not-to-be-missed presentation will take place virtually on October 1, 2020 at 11 a.m. eastern standard time.

A partner in WSHB’s Northern California office, Alicia is an active member of both CLM and the DRI Construction Law Committee. She is an AV-Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyers “Northern California Rising Star” for the years 2015 – 2020. Alicia focuses her construction practice on both construction defect and catastrophic injury defense.

The CLM Construction Conference covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management aspects of the insurance related to the construction industry. In addition to addressing construction defects and other hot topics, conference sessions will also address facets of construction site accidents/injuries, coverage issues, subcontractor issues, risk management, and new technologies. Sessions will address issues on the national, regional, and state levels. In addition to the interactive educational sessions, conference attendees will have many opportunities to network with other thought-leaders in the industry. This year’s conference is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to Thursday, October 1, 2020.

About WSHB:

WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The firm has tried over 1,000 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 ten law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top three 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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