WSHB is excited to announce that partner Kevin Fitzpatrick will be sharing his expertise and knowledge at the upcoming CLM Focus Conference in New York City on November 29, 2023. The session, entitled, “Aggressive Claims Handling- Reevaluating the Relationship Between Carrier and Counsel” will take at 9:50 a.m. He will be joined by fellow esteemed thought leaders Brandt Allen, Kim Moody of Golden Bear Insurance Company, and Heidi Mussler of Quincy Mutual Group.
The session will highlight the importance of the insurance company and claims handler as the captain of the case. It seeks to reminds claims professionals, carriers and their counsel, of the importance of the carrier engaging early in negotiations as well as active budgeting in aggressive claims handling including how budgets should not be one size fits all, but rather should be case specific and employ the adjuster’s individual strategy in bringing the claim to resolution.
The Focus Conference is a forum for legal and claims professionals to come together to exchange ideas, learn from other thought leaders in the field and network. Participants gain practical knowledge that can be applied in their careers and used to advocate for positive advancements in their workplaces.
A partner in the New York and New Jersey offices of WSHB, Kevin is internationally recognized for his prowess in handling New York State Labor Law litigation. Kevin has handled some of the largest Labor Law cases in the state and is widely sought out for his counsel in navigating factually challenging scenarios involving sections 240(1), 241(6), and 200. Kevin has represented some of the largest contractors and real estate developers in the United States in catastrophic injury claims. An experienced trial lawyer, Kevin also defends matters including recreational facilities, dram shop claims, security, general premises liability, and motor vehicle and trucking claims. Kevin is regularly called upon by clients to draft and review contracts for major construction projects, assess insurance coverage matters, and defend discrimination claims. As part of his practice, Kevin also provides counsel on high exposure excess matters. His representative matters also includes subrogation claims.
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