2024 DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar

June 12–14, 2024
Renaissance Nashville Hotel | Nashville, Tennessee

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Expand Your Knowledge in Handling Bad Faith Insurance Claims!

DRI’s Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is the preeminent program for insurance executives, claims professionals, and outside counsel who specialize in bad faith insurance litigation. When bad faith litigation ensues, these claims are some of the most complex and highest exposure claims faced by insurers. Our featured speakers consist of some of the nation’s leading in-house and outside bad faith lawyers, who will share their valuable insights and strategies on evaluating and winning bad faith cases as well as how to avoid them in the first place.

What You Will Learn:

  • The latest trends, developments, and emerging issues in bad faith litigation across the country.
  • The internal thought process of insurers and claims professionals.
  • The ever-evolving contours of time-limited demands and strategies for countering them.
  • The in-house perspective of managing bad faith claims.
  • The ins-and-outs of litigating and trying a bad faith case, including perspectives from policyholders.

Expand Your Network By:

  • Forging new connections through our Premier Networking Reception.
  • Attending one of several off-site, small group networking events.
  • Reconnecting with friends, colleagues, and clients at Dine-Arounds at local restaurants.
  • Enjoying the lively environment of Nashville in the summer!

Counsel Meetings with Major Companies
Take advantage of the opportunity to engage with key industry companies* including:

  • Intact
  • Markel
  • Travelers

*Subject to change

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Thank You to DRI's Insurance Law Committee Leadership

Albert K. Alikin
Albert K. Alikin
Program Chair
Kevin Willging
Kevin J. Willging
Program Vice Chair
Bill Kobokovich
William J. Kobokovich, Jr.
Program Industry Vice Chair
Jonathan Schwartz
Jonathan L. Schwartz
Committee Chair
Joanna M. Roberto
Joanna M. Roberto
Committee Vice Chair
Dwight W. Stone
Dwight W. Stone II
Law Institute

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Registration Information

Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Non-Member Bundle ^
Onsite Registration $1,695 $2,095 $2,015
Group Registration (Non-Sponsored)** $1,095 per person $1,095 per person $1,095 per person
Government Government members will receive the applicable government rate for the seminar upon login. If the government rate does not appear after logging in, please call DRI directly at (312) 795-1101 to receive the discounted rate. Invoices can be sent after purchase upon request.

Not a DRI Member? Select the Non-Member Bundle and Save!

^ Not a DRI Member and want to save on your registration? Take advantage of the Non-Member / Trial Membership Bundle when you register for the DRI Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar. Select the bundle and get up to 9 months of membership with the membership add-on when you check out. Note: Trial membership processing can take up to 30 days from the date of purchase, please contact DRI Customer Service with any questions.

Learn more about membership at DRI and get started on your DRI journey today!

*If your membership recently lapsed, please renew your membership prior to registering to ensure you receive your discounted member rate. If you would like to join DRI to receive the member pricing and see the benefits of becoming a member, click here to go to the Application page.

**Group registration is for registering four or more attendees, members and non-members. There is one free registration with every 10 registrations. You must lock in the rate three weeks prior to the seminar. If you want to register for the group pricing, fill out the form here (online registration is not available for this offering).

Networking Events

Premier Networking Reception
Sponsored by: Foley Mansfield

Date: Thursday, June 13 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Pricing: Free when you register for the seminar
Location: Midtown Ballroom/Foyer (MS Level 2), Renaissance Nashville Hotel

Join the Insurance Bad Faith & Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar and Diversity for Success Seminar for a relaxing evening at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel located on the Midtown Ballroom/Foyer (MS Level 2). Connect with your contemporaries, exchange stories over cocktails, and savor carefully crafted small bites. This exclusive gathering is more than a networking event—it's a launching pad for the next phase of your inspiring legal journey. Don't miss this chance to be among peers who will shape the future of the legal landscape. Join us, where your potential is limitless.

In addition, we are pleased to welcome the Asian American Insurance Network (AAIN), and the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) at the reception. AAIN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and growth of Asian-Pacific Islander professionals in the insurance industry through mentorship, networking, education, and social awareness. NAAIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering African American insurance professionals currently in the industry as well as celebrating their accomplishments. Please join this networking reception to learn more about AAIN and NAAIA.

Agenda with Speakers

*Schedule and Speakers subject to change

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Women of Color Roundtable (Wednesday 1:00–4:00 p.m.)

Despite diversity and inclusion being a daily topic within the legal profession, the needle is barely moving, in particular, for women of color within the profession. The DRI Women of Color Roundtable will be a candid discussion on challenges facing women of color within the legal profession and will provide insight on how women of color attorneys can overcome those challenges.

Welcome and Introduction

Stacy L. Douglas (Partner and Director of Diversity & Inclusion), Everett Dorey LLP, Los Angeles, CA
Can I Get Close to You? Networking Panel

Christina A. Gonzales (Shareholder), Marshall Dennehey, Philadelphia, PA

R. Matt Cairns (Associate General Counsel), Textron, Providence, RI
Geneau M. Thames (General Counsel – VP, General Counsel and Secretary), Harford Mutual Insurance Group, Bel Air, MD
The Path to Promotion

Darleene Peters (Partner), Irwin Fritchie Urquhart Moore & Daniels, LLC, New Orleans, LA

Charissa N. Walker (Partner), Tucker Ellis LLP, Cleveland, OH
Sandra Diggs-Miller (Vice President, External Affairs), Entergy, New Orleans, LA
Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson (Partner), Nelson Mullins, Baltimore, MD
Amy Stewart (Owner), Stewart Law Group, Dallas, TX
Show Me the Money

Tyrra V. Walker (Associate), Chartwell Law, Atlanta, GA

Reginald Johnson (Chief Diversity Officer & SVP NA Field Human Resources), Signet Jewelers, Dallas, TX
Ron Jordan (Founder), Carter-Whie & Shaw, Chestertown, MD
Douglas K. Burrell (Partner), Chartwell Law, Norcross, GA

Networking Opportunities

New to Nashville? Here's a few locations/ideas for things to do in the city.

Local Small Group Outings

  1. Visit Country Music Hall of Fame (with an optional tour of Hatch Show Print).
  2. Tour the Ryman.
  3. Distillery Tour/Whiskey Tasting at Standard Proof Whiskey Co.
  4. Bowling/socializing at Pinewood Social.

Headquarters Hotel Information

The seminar will take place at Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
To contact the hotel directly, call 615-255-8400.

The DRI room block at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel is now sold out. Please use the link below to reserve a room at a nearby available hotel.

Alternative Hotels

If you are planning on attending the conference and have not secured a hotel reservation, search for hotel availability via our trusted partner aRes Travel**. Book online or call 800.559.3186 for assistance; for International callers 619.546.5773.

**aRes Travel is a third-party travel planner. Rates, deposits, and cancellation policies may vary and are the responsibility of the guest. Questions on hotel policies or payments made on aRes website should be directed to the aRes Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

CLE Information

Earn up to 9.50 hours of continuing legal education hours (CLE), including 1 hour of Ethics from this seminar.

View CLE Credit by State

In some states that charge late CLE submission fees, there will be a $100 late fee to report CLE credits submitted more than 30 days after a seminar/virtual event. Click the button below for more details.

CLE Late Fees


DRI's Insurance Bad Faith and Extra-Contractual Liability Seminar is proudly sponsored by:

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig
Frost Brown Todd Attorneys LLC
Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP Gordon & Rees Scully Mansukhani
Hinshaw Culbertson Houston Harbaugh Attorneys at Law Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation KutakRock logo MGC Insurance Defense
Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP
Plunkett Cooney
Sandberg Phoenix
Sheppard Mullin logo
Troutman Pepper

If you would like to contact DRI about seminar sponsorship opportunities, including pricing, or to reserve a spot, please go to Advertising and Sponsorship.

DRI Cares

Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack Who Will Feed the Kids this Weekend?

Please join us in supporting Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Seminar attendees will have the opportunity to fill bags of food on the way to the joint networking lunch on Thursday, June 13. Feeding a child before you feed yourself is a wonderful way to support children and families in the Nashville community.

Donate to Blessings in a Backpack

Other Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding DRI programs, please contact DRI Customer Service at 312.795.1101 or custservice@dri.org.