Neil Selman to Speak at 2017 CLM Annual Conference

March 29, 2017

Neil Selman will be a presenter at the 2017 CLM Annual Conference in Nashville on March 29-31. Neil, along with Mary Smythe-Ceko of Vela Insurance Services LLC and Nelson Tavares of W.R. Berkley Corporation, will present, Wave It Goodbye? How to Lose and Keep Privileges in First Party and Bad Faith Cases.

The speakers will discuss the erosion of the work product privilege and the attorney/client privileges, how these privileges are treated differently state by state, and the impact of the complex relationship between the insurer, its counsel, and the insured. Topics will include how courts can find a waiver, situations where the work performed by the lawyer is not deemed worthy of privileged protection, and where a prima facie case of bad faith can lead to a "fraud" exception to the attorney client privilege. The presenters will address "pre vs. post denial," the breadth of the "advice of counsel" waiver, and major theories in various jurisdictions, and will then open the discussion to the experiences of insurers and counsel in this volatile area of insurance and bad faith law.

The Founding Partner of Selman Breitman, Neil is a recognized leader and expert in the field of Insurance Law. He chairs the firm's extensive Insurance practice group.

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