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                   INFORMATION AND IDEAS

                          JUNE 9–10, 2005
                           CHICAGO, IL
                       West, a Thomson business, is the primary sponsor of the
                                Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
              FAMILIAR FOES
Dear Friends & Colleagues:
The American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA/TIPS) and the
American Insurance Association (AIA) are pleased to announce the second installment in our
ongoing series of insurance litigation conferences, which will be held at Chicago's spectac-
ular Westin River North Hotel from June 9-10, 2005. However, we encourage you to attend
our welcome/networking reception on Wednesday, June 8th, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The conference program will provide a comprehensive exploration of challenging insurance
litigation developments and cutting-edge responses that are of vital interest to general coun-
sels, corporate counsels and their staffs; defense attorneys; risk managers; and senior claims,
underwriting and compliance management and their staffs. The faculty for the conference
is impressive, and includes corporate counsels, defense attorneys, current and former state
insurance regulators and other noted experts.
No doubt this will be a lively and interactive program—one that anyone with a professional
stake in insurance litigation cannot afford to miss. CLE credits—including ethics—will be avail-
able, and the conference will provide valuable networking opportunities and a chance to
experience the dynamic city of Chicago.
We want to extend a personal invitation to each of you to join us in Chicago. Mark your
calendars, make your travel arrangements, and plan to join us.

          Advisory Committee Panel

         Richard P. Campbell                            Jane Kelly
         Campbell Campbell                              Senior Vice President &
         Edwards & Conroy, PC                           Senior Counsel
         Boston, MA                                     St. Paul Travelers Company
                                                        Hartford, CT
         Kenneth Harkins
         Senior Vice President & General Counsel        Janet S. Kloenhamer
         Domestic Brokerage Group                       General Counsel
         AIG                                            Fireman's Fund
         New York, NY                                   Insurance Company
                                                        Novato, CA
         Kim D. Hogrefe
         Managing Director                              David O. Larson
         Chubb & Son                                    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
         Warren, NJ                                     San Francisco, CA
         J. Kendall Huber                               Mitchell A. Orpett
         Senior Vice President &                        Partner
         General Counsel                                Tribler Orpett & Meyer PC
         Allmerica Property &                           Chicago, IL
         Casualty Company
         Worchester, MA

         Craig Berrington                               Kenneth A. Stoller
         Program Co-Chair                               Program Co-Chair
         Senior Vice President &                        Senior Counsel
         General Counsel                                American Insurance Association
         American Insurance Association                 Washington, DC
         Washington, DC
                                                        Robert M. Ferm
         James K. Carroll                               Program Co-Chair & Member
         Chair of TIPS 2004-2005 & Partner              Hall & Evans
         Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos                      Denver, CO
         New Orleans, LA
       Program Agenda
 Wednesday, June 8, 2005

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.    REGISTRATION
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.    WELCOME RECEPTION

 Thursday, June 9, 2005
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.    WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

                          Craig A. Berrington          James K. Carroll
                          Senior Vice President        Chair of TIPS 2004-2005
                          and General Counsel          & Partner
                          AIA                          Fowler Rodriguez &
                          Washington, DC               Chalos
                                                       New Orleans, LA

8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   FIRST MORNING SESSION
                         Forecasting—A Look at Insurance Cycles, Emerging
                         Tort Theories and Litigation.
                         The risks inherent in the constantly evolving landscape
                         of insurance litigation make it essential for companies
                         to be alert to the latest trends. This session will provide
                         some unique perspectives on possible future develop-
                         ments that you won't want to miss.

                          Moderator                    Deborah R. Hensler
                          Stephen P. Groves            Judge John W. Ford
                          Senior Counsel               Professor of Dispute
                          Nexsen Pruet, LLC            Resolution
                          Charleston, SC               Stanford University
                                                       Stanford, CA
                          Richard H. Murray            Jeffrey P. Lennard
                          Chief Claims Strategist      Partner
                          Swiss Re Asset               Sonnenschein Nath &
                          Management                   Rosenthal LLP
                          (Americas) Inc.              Chicago, IL
                          New York, NY

                          Sheila L. Birnbaum
                          Skadden Arps
                          New York, NY
Thursday, June 9, 2005 cont’d.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SECOND MORNING SESSION
                        Regulation and Litigation: Walking the Razor's Edge
                        As never before, insurers are being subjected to litigation
                        arising out of their interaction with state insurance com-
                        missioners and attorneys general, as well as private law-
                        suits that undermine—and in some cases usurp—the
                        authority of those regulators. From the New York broker
                        compensation litigation to private actions arising out of
                        insurer market conduct examinations, the litany of poten-
                        tial dangers seems endless. This session will cover the land-
                        scape of challenges and consider the appropriate func-
                        tion of the insurance regulatory system.

                          Moderator                      J. Stephen Zielezienski
                          Glenn Pomeroy                  Vice President and
                          Associate General Counsel      Associate General
                          GE ERC Headquarters            Counsel
                          Kansas City, MO                American Insurance
                          Speakers                       Washington, DC
                          Joel S. Ario
                          Oregon Insurance               Gary A. Hernandez
                          Administrator                  Partner
                          Department of Consumer         Sonnenschein Nath &
                          & Business                     Rosenthal LLP
                          Services, Insurance Division   San Francisco, CA
                          Salem, OR

                          Lawrence H. Mirel
                          Insurance Commissioner
                          D.C. Department of
                          Insurance and Securities
                          Washington, DC

                         Marc Galanter, John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law
                         University of Wisconsin Law School
                         While the legal world has grown vigorously during the past
                         generation, the number of trials has actually declined
                         sharply. Professor Galanter will discuss the causes and
                         consequences of this "trial implosion."
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.    FIRST AFTERNOON SESSION
                         Litigation Wrap-Up and Innovative Strategies
                         As the litigation carousel continues to spin, there are ways
                         for both individual companies and the industry as a whole
                         to stay ahead of the curve. This session will provide an
                         update on significant coverage litigation; consideration of
 Thursday, June 9, 2005 cont’d.

                        the benefits of industry proactive involvement in litigation
                        matters of statewide and national significance; and strate-
                        gies for dealing with E-Discovery, document and record

                         Moderator                      Robert D. Phillips, Jr.
                         Kenneth Lyman                  Partner
                         CEO and Member                 ReedSmith LLP
                         Hall & Evans, LLC              Oakland, CA
                         Denver, CO
                                                        Laura A. Foggan
                         Speakers                       Partner
                         Anne J. Farina                 Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP
                         Senior Counsel                 Washington, DC
                         Sun Life Financial
                         Wellesley Hills, MA

3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.   BREAK
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.   SECOND AFTERNOON SESSION
                        Class Actions—Federal Reform and Beyond
                        Debate is already raging over the merits of the new Class
                        Action Fairness Act. This session will explore the opportuni-
                        ties presented by this historic legislation, as well as some of
                        the persistent challenges that class action litigation will
                        continue to present.

                         Moderator                      John H. Beisner
                         Elizabeth M. Sacksteder        Partner
                         Senior Vice President,         O'Melveny & Myers LLP
                         Deputy General                 Washington, DC
                         Counsel and Director of
                         Litigation                     T. Robert Scarborough
                         The Hartford                   Partner
                         Hartford, CT                   Sidley Austin Brown &
                                                        Wood LLP
                         Speakers                       Chicago, IL
                         Jeffrey W. Jackson
                         Vice President/General
                         State Farm Insurance
                         Bloomington, IL

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   COCKTAIL RECEPTION
 Friday, June 10, 2005

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.    CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.    OPENING REMARKS

                          Robert M. Ferm
                          Program Co-Chair &
                          Hall & Evans, LLC
                          Denver, CO

8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   FIRST MORNING SESSION
                         Managing Legal Representation (Ethics Credits)
                         When it comes to insurance litigation, successfully navi-
                         gating the complexities of legal representational issues is
                         nearly as important as having the facts and the law on
                         your side. This session will explore the importance of litiga-
                         tion management within the scope of the tripartite rela-
                         tionship and consider cutting-edge strategies in the selec-
                         tion and management of litigation and trial counsel.

                          Moderator                      Paul F. Buckley
                          Kenneth V. Harkins             Senior Director
                          Senior V.P. and General        Risk Management
                          Counsel                        Tyco International, Inc.
                          Domestic Brokerage Group       Princeton, NJ
                                                         James M. DiVirgilio
                          New York, NY
                                                         Deputy General Counsel
                          Speakers                       St. Paul Travelers
                          Katherine E. Giddings          Hartford, CT
                          Akerman Senterfitt
                          Tallahassee, FL

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. SECOND MORNING SESSION
                        A Roundtable Discussion—Lessons Learned
                        Our panel of experts will recap and analyze the highlights
                        of earlier sessions, with special focus on how companies
                        can exercise legal and reputational risk control in the face
                        of litigation challenges, and how to turn those challenges
                        into successful business opportunities.

                          Moderator                      Kenneth V. Harkins
                          David O. Larson                Senior V.P. and General
                          Partner                        Counsel, Domestic
                          Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard &    Brokerage Group
                          Smith, LLP                     AIG
                          San Francisco, CA              New York, NY
                          Gordon J. Calhoun              * The panel will be joined
                          Partner                          by other distinguished
                          Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard &      faculty.
                          Smith, LLP
                          Los Angeles, CA

          Joel S. Ario                             Deborah R. Hensler
          Oregon Insurance Administrator           Judge John W. Ford Professor of Dispute
          Department of Consumer & Business        Resolution
          Services, Insurance Division             Stanford University
          Salem, OR                                Stanford, CA

          John H. Beisner                          Gary A. Hernandez
          Partner                                  Partner
          O'Melveny & Myers LLP                    Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
          Washington, DC                           San Francisco, CA

          Craig A. Berrington                      Jeffrey W. Jackson
          Senior Vice President & General          Vice President/General Counsel
          Counsel                                  State Farm Insurance
          AIA                                      Bloomington, IL
          Washington, DC
                                                   David O. Larson
          Sheila L. Birnbaum                       Partner
          Partner                                  Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
          Skadden Arps                             San Francisco, CA
          New York, NY
                                                   Jeffrey P. Lennard
          Paul F. Buckley                          Partner
          Senior Director                          Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
          Risk Management                          Chicago, IL
          Tyco International, Inc.
          Princeton, NJ                            Kenneth Lyman
                                                   CEO and Member
          Gordon J. Calhoun                        Hall & Evans, LLC
          Partner                                  Denver, CO
          Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
          Los Angeles, CA                          Lawrence H. Mirel
                                                   Insurance Commissioner
          James K. Carroll                         D.C. Department of Insurance and
          Chair of TIPS 2004-2005 & Partner        Securities Regulation
          Fowler Rodriguez & Chalos                Washington, DC
          New Orleans, LA
                                                   Richard H. Murray
          James M. DiVirgilio                      Chief Claims Strategist
          Deputy General Counsel                   Swiss Re Asset Management
          St. Paul Travelers                       (Americas) Inc.
          Hartford, CT                             New York, NY

          Anne J. Farina                           Robert D. Phillips, Jr.
          Senior Counsel                           Partner
          Sun Life Financial                       ReedSmith LLP

          Wellesley Hills, MA                      Oakland, CA

          Robert M. Ferm                           Glenn Pomeroy
          Member                                   Associate General Counsel
          Hall & Evans, LLC                        GE ERC Headquarters
          Denver, CO                               Kansas City, MO

          Laura A. Foggan                          Elizabeth M. Sacksteder
          Partner                                  Senior Vice President,
          Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP                Deputy General
          Washington, DC                           Counsel and Director of Litigation
                                                   The Hartford
          Katherine E. Giddings                    Hartford, CT
          Akerman Senterfitt                       T. Robert Scarborough
          Tallahassee, FL                          Partner
                                                   Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP
          Stephen P. Groves                        Chicago, IL
          Senior Counsel
          Nexsen Pruet, LLC                        J. Stephen Zielezienski
          Charleston, SC                           Vice President and
                                                   Associate General Counsel
          Kenneth V. Harkins                       American Insurance Association
          Senior V.P. and General Counsel          Washington, DC
          Domestic Brokerage Group
          New York, NY
                       General Information
                      Hotel Deadline: May 18, 2005                           room rate of $229 S/D plus 14.9% tax. For reserva-
                      Registration Deadline: May 23, 2005                    tions, please call the hotel directly at 312/744-1900.
                      ADVANCE REGISTRATION                                   The room block will be held until exhausted or until
                      Technical Registration Experts (T-REX) is handling     Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. (CST). After
                      registration reservations. All registration reserva-   the meeting specified hotel deadline, reservations
                      tions must be accompanied by credit card,              will be confirmed based on availability. Please
                      check, money order, or purchase order. A regis-        refer to the ABA/TIPS/AIA Insurance Litigation
                      tration form is included in this brochure as well as   Conference when calling the hotel to make reser-
                      online at The registration        vations. Hotel check-in is 3:00 p.m. and checkout
                      fee includes admission to the program, course          is 12:00 p.m. (Noon). All reservations must be guar-
                      materials, continental breakfast, lunch, breaks,       anteed by credit card or deposit check.
                      and reception. If you wish to have your name           Individuals with guaranteed reservations must
                      appear on the pre-registration list distributed at     cancel their reservations by 72 hours on the sched-
                      the program, T-REX must receive your meeting           uled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancella-
                      reservation no later than May 23, 2005.                tion charge.
                      Registration reservations will be confirmed in writ-
                      ing within 10 business days.                           CLE INFORMATION
                                                                             Accreditation will be requested for this program
                      ON-SITE REGISTRATION                                   from every state with mandatory continuing legal
                      On-site registrations will be accepted if space is     education (MCLE) requirements for its lawyers.
                      available. Call Debra Dotson at 312/988-5708 or        Please be aware that each state has its own rules
                      email, 72 hours           and regulations, including its definition of "CLE".
                      prior to the program to confirm that space is avail-   Check with your state agency for confirmation of
                      able. On-site registrants must pay the program fee     this program's approval. Attorneys seeking to
                      by credit card or check made payable to the            obtain MCLE credit in Pennsylvania are required to
                      American Bar Association. A $25 fee will be            pay state accreditation fees directly to that state.
                      charged to individuals registering on-site.            Certificates of attendance will be available at the
                                                                             conclusion of the program. In order to receive CLE
                      CANCELLATION POLICY                                    credit, all attorneys will be required to sign-in on
                      No registration fee refunds will be granted for can-   the sign in sheets and obtain a Uniform Certificate
                      cellations received after May 23, 2005. In order to    of Attendance. Registration fees must be paid in
                      receive a refund (less a $100 administrative fee),     full before registrants can receive credit. You may
                      the ABA must receive written cancellation by May       contact the ABA Service Center toll free at 1-800-
                      23, 2005. Registrants who are unable to attend         285-2221 or Debra D. Dotson at 312/988-5708 for
                      may send a substitute or will receive course mate-     confirmation of the number of CLE credit hours
                      rials in lieu of a refund.                             requested by the ABA or credit approved by any
                                                                             particular state.
                      AIRLINE INFORMATION
                      You are encouraged to make your airline reserva-       MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
                      tions on the newly launched ABA Online Travel site
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                                                                             For more information about membership in
                      where you automatically receive ABA airfare dis-       the ABA or the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
                      counts from a variety of carriers and can view and     Section (TIPS), please visit us online at
                      purchase other low fare options including web or call
                      fares. ABA Online Travel can be accessed from the      1-800-285-2221. Membership in TIPS includes three
                      navigation bar on the left of the ABA web site home    industry-leading periodicals, discounts of up to
                      page. It takes only a few moments to establish a       20% on many TIPS CLE programs, and other career
                      username and password allowing you to immedi-          and practice-enhancing benefits. Join TIPS today!
                      ately book your reservations. With ABA Online Travel
                      you have the option of charging your airline tickets   PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
                      directly to your personal credit card. ABA Online      Services for persons with disabilities are available. If
                      Travel provides you with a quick and easy way for      special arrangements are required for an individ-
                      obtaining the most cost effective airline reserva-     ual to attend this program, please notify the ABA
                      tions. Visit   promptly at 312/988-5708. Reasonable advance
                      or                                     notice is requested.

                      ABA Discounted Meeting Airfares are available          GET CONNECTED WITH TIPS!
                      through your travel agent or directly from the air-    Information on this and other TIPS CLE programs is
                      line. Following are the ABA discount codes under       available online at Visit us
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                      order to receive either the ABA percentage dis-
                      count or zone fare.                                    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!
                                                                             ATTENTION TIPS MEMBERS: Scholarships are avail-
                      American Airlines                                      able for all Section activities, courtesy of the TIPS
                           ABA Code: 17715              800/433-1790         Scholarship Fund. The Fund, established with the
                      Delta Air Lines                                        International Risk Management Institute ("IRMI")
                           ABA Code: 207843A            800/241-6760         and supported by subscriptions to the IRMI CGL
                      US Airways                                             Reporter, is intended to increase membership
                           ABA Code: 65163236           877/874-7687         involvement in TIPS' activities among minorities,
                      HOTEL INFORMATION                                      solo and small firm practitioners, government
                      Westin Chicago River North Hotel                       attorneys, women, and young lawyers by provid-
                      Reservations can be made by calling 312/744-           ing financial support to those who would otherwise
                      1900 A limited number of rooms have been               be unable to participate. To request an applica-
                      blocked for program registrants of the                 tion or receive additional information, visit
                      ABA/TIPS/AIA Insurance Litigation Conference at or contact
                      the Westin Chicago River North Hotel, 320 North        Linda Wiley at 312-988-5673.
                      Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 for a hotel
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                                ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS)
                                    American Insurance Association (AIA)
                                             INSURANCE LITIGATION:
                                  TOOLS FOR CONQUERING NEW FRONTIERS
                                               AND FAMILIAR FOES
                                            Westin Chicago River North Hotel
                                                    June 9-10, 2005
                                                      Chicago, IL

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                    2. REGISTRATION FEES:                                               On or Before
                    AIA/TIPS Member                                       $125              $ 450           ______            $ 475
                    ABA Member                                            $175              $ 500           ______            $ 525
                    General Attendee                                      $275              $ 525           ______            $ 550
                    Law Student                                           $175              $ 200           ______            $ 225

                    3. TOTAL PAYMENT:                                                                    Total: $______
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Other Excellent CLE Programs from TIPS:

August 4-8, 2005
ABA Annual Meeting
Sheraton Hotel & Towers
Chicago, IL

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