Trending Topics & Annual Update – Webinar Series

Location: Zoom Webinar

Cost: Complimentary

Credits: CE: FL, NC, OK, & TX. CLE: CA with reciprocity in most states

All credits are pending.


Construction Defect in a Post-Pandemic World: Get Ahead of the Claim

Partnering with Association of Corporate Counsel

Thursday, March 11 – 11:00AM-12:00PM PST


2020 and COVID-19 brought rising uncertainty in the construction insurance market and along with it, risk management took center stage.  This webinar will focus on effective and cost-efficient solutions to complex and potentially protracted liability cases in the age of COVID-19.  Tune in ready to be engaged and challenged by speaker Scott Ruksakiati, Managing Partner of Tyson & Mendes’ Chicago office. This panel brings their experience and a deep understanding of the complex legal and regulatory frameworks underpinning Construction and Construction Defects law to a discussion on emerging trends in construction as we move forward in a post-pandemic world.

Panelists will discuss strategies for early claims resolution in construction and construction defect cases, as well as ways to work with defense counsel in litigation to reduce the potential of a nuclear jury verdict. Attendees will leave the webinar with knowledge on preparing construction matters for a post-pandemic environment, current trends in the construction, risk management, and legal world, as well as risk management techniques to reduce risk and costs for construction projects, insurance programs, and legal claims.


2021 Updates: Claims Handling and Preparation for Jury Trials in Employment Law and Medical Malpractice Claims in a Post-Pandemic World

Partnering with Association of Corporate Counsel

Thursday, March 18 – 11:00AM-12:00PM PST


COVID-19 brought significant changes to both the employment practices liability and medical malpractice arenas in 2020.  Looking ahead, Tyson & Mendes presents an insightful webinar on employer liability issues, including how 2021 proposed legislation will impact the workplace and employment law claims in upcoming months, as well as current and anticipated issues in the medical malpractice field.  How should you and your attorneys prepare for these changes?  How will the ongoing global pandemic, including implementation of COVID-19 vaccinations, impact employment claims/filings, medical malpractice cases, and jury verdicts?

In the first half of this webinar, we will share concrete methods for insurance professionals, employers, and defense counsel to effectively defend wage and hour claims and mitigate exposure.  Then, in the second part of the webinar, we will discuss the ongoing pandemic’s impact on medical malpractice claims, including legal roadblocks for nursing home suits, increased juror vulnerability, the frontline “Halo Effect,” and potential defense advantages in a post-pandemic trial environment.


California Annual Update & Decade of Howell

Thursday, March 25 – 11:00AM-12:00PM PST


This interactive, one-hour webinar provides attendees with need-to-know updates on California case law affecting insurance companies and businesses. Attendees will experience an engaging presentation led by dynamic speakers with decades of expertise in their subjects. Participants will learn of updates impacting California personal injury claims. The session will conclude with a look back at Howell v. Hamilton Meats ten years later.


Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts: Catastrophic Injury Case Deep Dive

Thursday, April 1 – 11:00AM-12:00PM PST


During this webinar, attendees will explore one of California’s most significant recent jury verdicts, assessing why juries decide cases the way they do. Attendees will learn specific tools to defuse juror anger and avoid nuclear verdicts.


Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts: Employment Case Deep Dive

Partnering with Association of Corporate Counsel

Thursday, April 8 – 11:00AM-12:00PM PST


During this webinar, attendees will explore the second of California’s most significant recent jury verdicts, assessing the psychology behind nuclear verdicts. Attendees will learn the value of giving a number in their cases and strategies on how to do so effectively.