San Francisco, CA

(San Francisco, CA.) Renowned legal professional, Alicia Kennon, a partner at Wood Smith Henning & Berman, has been selected to participate in a featured panel at the upcoming Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Annual Conference set to take place at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco from April 2-4, 2024.

Alicia Kennon along with panelists Diana Gertsberger, AVP, Casualty Claims- Arch Insurance Group, and Phyllis Modlin, Director and Senior Counsel- Markel Service Incorporated will lead a discussion on the importance of maintaining productive working relationships between attorneys and claims professionals. The panelists will explain why this partnership is paramount as it can bring transformative results that shorten the life of the case and litigation spend. The panel will explore the erosion of this relationship, underlying causes of discord, and propose practical solutions. The panel will also discuss the success of cost-cutting measures, litigation guidelines, and billing challenges with a deep dive into smart implementation and compliance issues. The roundtable will also include conversation regarding the efficacy of multiple approvals for routine expenses, adding an unnecessary burden on adjusters and defense counsel.

"Participating in the Annual CLM Conference is always an enriching experience," commented Partner Alicia Kennon. " "I am honored to contribute to this platform, where collaborative dialogue empowers us to rise to new challenges and shape positive relationships across industries."

Presentation Details

Title: "Unleashing then Power of Collaboration in Carrier/Defense Counsel Relationships."
Date: April 4, 2024
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

About Alicia Kennon

Alicia specializes in the litigation of claims involving employment practices, professional liability, securities, financial institutions, and construction- both defect and catastrophic personal injury. She is a fierce advocate for individual, public, and private clients facing allegations of unfair employment practices, negligence, and products liability. She likewise has a proven track record in her defense of various types of professionals including securities brokers, physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians, construction, real estate and insurance professionals. Alicia has secured dismissals of physicians and insurance professionals by way of summary judgment. She has also been successful in securing favorable verdicts for veterinarians in small claims trials by providing pre-trial analysis, support, and preparation of trial materials and testimony. Alicia has successfully appealed a number of unfavorable verdicts against veterinary clients resulting in dismissals and reduction of damages awards. Alicia also handles cybersecurity and data privacy matters as a member of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Team.

She likewise has a proven track record in her defense of physicians, nurses, hospitals, dentists, optometrists, veterinarians, and insurance professionals whose professional credentials and skills have been called into question by former clients and patients. She is widely known for her success in handling complex employment issues, both at the counseling stage and after a legal or administrative process has been initiated, for businesses ranging from small shops to Fortune 500 companies. Alicia is regarded by peers, clients, mediators, and judges as being a creative pragmatist that is adept at assessing risk and formulating legal strategies that yield positive results for her clients.

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