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PRODUCT INSURANCE/ TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION
LIABILITY BAD FAITH LAW
Spring 2007 USL AW Network Client Conference
MARCH 15-17, 2007 • THE WESTIN LA PALOMA RESORT & SPA
TEAM USLAW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Donald L. Myles, Jr., Chair
USLAW AND TUCSON Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
INVITE YOU TO HELP Mark A. Solheim, Vice Chair
St. Paul, MN
Renée F. McElhaney, Treasurer
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated
We invite you to join Team USLAW in beautiful Tucson, Arizona for the Spring 2007 USLAW NETWORK San Antonio, TX
Client Conference scheduled March 15-17 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. Michael R. Sistrunk, Secretary
McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo,
While Tucson’s world class golf facilities, natural beauty, and temperate climate make it an ideal place Hardy, Maxwell & McDaniel, P.C.
to visit anytime, March is especially exciting as Spring Training begins for 12 major league baseball Covington, LA
teams trying to get off to a fresh start in the Cactus League. Additionally the exhilarating thrills of the
NCAA’s March Madness will be in full swing with Tucson’s own Arizona Wildcats, lead by the leg- Charles F. Carr
endary Lute Olson, always in contention for one of the elusive Final Four spots. Immediate Past Chair
USLAW is seizing upon all of this sports action to continue to build its own dynamic team, and we Birmingham, AL
want you to be part of that excitement. If you have been to a USLAW Client Conference, you already James J. O’Hagan
know what it’s like to be part of a winning team. If you have not joined us before, step up to the plate. Chair Emeritus
You will find abundant opportunities to learn about the latest issues affecting your business or prac-
tice from our All-Star panels. Patrick J. Hagan
Dillingham & Murphy, L.L.P.
Our equivalent of Opening Day is the Welcome Reception on Thursday, the 15th where we will throw San Francisco, CA
out the first pitch at La Paloma. The game plan of meeting new and old friends, networking, and just
Stephen L. Beimdiek
having fun will get the weekend off to a great start. The reception will be followed by the World Series
Lashly & Baer, P.C.
of Dine Arounds at local Tucson eateries.
St. Louis, MO
On Friday morning, we kick off the educational portion off our Conference with a Plenary Session Fritz R. Damm
featuring the Arizona Diamondbacks’ General Partner and former top sports agent Jeff Moorad who Clark Hill PLC
will share a behind-the-scenes look into the fascinating and high stakes world of professional sports Detroit, MI
contract negotiations. He will undoubtedly give us all a few new tips on the art of “the deal.”
C. Erik Gustafson
We follow with our winning full court formula of learning tracks which will be presented this Spring LeClair Ryan,
by four of USLAW’s Practice Groups: Product Liability, Insurance/Bad Faith, Transportation and a Professional Corporation
Construction Law. Each Practice Group will present a number of one hour programs, and you are Alexandria, VA
welcome to choose one Practice Group or “play the field” and attend the specific programs that inter- John E. Hall, Jr.
est you most. Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover, P.C.
While you are busy “studying the playbook” to improve “your game,” your spouse/guest will find a
wide choice of social activities from the Westin’s top notch Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa to Riding Jeffrey L. O’Hara
the Ponies in Tucson’s Sonoran Desert. Our afternoons offer an incredible selection of opportunities Connell Foley LLP
to get to know your teammates better. Join us for activities such as the first-ever USLAW Cattle Drive, Roseland, NJ
Hiking, a Desert Jeep Rally or Soaring a Glider. Finally, in the evenings, we will get the whole team Lawrence R. Smith
back on the field where you will enjoy the An Evening of Champions on the 16th and Homecoming: SmithAmundsen LLC
Arizona "State Bar!" on the 17th, both at the La Paloma Resort. Chicago, IL
You don’t want to miss out on this chance to be on a winning team, so start making your plans now Judy D. Thompson
to join us in Tucson! Poyner & Spruill LLP
Stephen L. Beimdiek
Warren E. Voter
Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C.
Spring 2007 USLAW NETWORK Client Conference
Lashly & Baer, P.C.
St. Louis, MO Sheryl J. Willert
Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC
Russell S. Wollman
Murchison & Cumming, LLP
Los Angeles, CA
Bradley A. Wright
Roetzel & Andress, LPA
CLE CREDITS Roger M. Yaffe, Executive Director
USLAW NETWORK, Inc.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits are available for lawyers/clients attending the Client
Conference. Application has been made to all states with mandatory continuing legal education require- Coral Springs, FL
ments. Most states will approve (6) hours of credit. To ensure that USLAW submits your attendance record
to the appropriate state, please include your State Bar # on the conference registration form.
In the foothills of the Santa Catalina the colorful heritage of the American West, plete with a tiled entryway, crown molding,
Mountains, The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spanish roots – Tucson offers unrivaled cherry wood furniture, and their signature
and Spa boasts a temperate climate that is southwestern character and charm. Heavenly Bed®. Each room has a private bal-
comfortable any time of year. A AAA Four cony and oversized bathroom with granite
Diamond Resort, the resort has spectacular A full-service resort, The Westin La Paloma countertops.
views of the lush Sonora Desert and access to offers a large variety of services and activities
such landmarks as the Colossal Cave and the for their guests. The 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Tucson is a growing metropolis of 1,000,000
Kitt Peak Observatory. signature golf course is fun for both experts that keeps getting better and better. The
and novices, and the Elizabeth Arden Red city’s geography is a postcard image of cactus
Caressed by gentle desert breezes and guard- Door Spa offers reinvigorating services that forests, rolling hills, and craggy mountains.
ed by a century-old giant Saguaro cactus, its both soothe and stimulate. Enjoy the great National and State Parks and Forests ring
unique environment is a natural catalyst to outdoors with a hike through the surround- the city.
creative meetings and memorable vacations. ing countryside or relax in one of their out-
Step into a lobby as open and airy as the door heated pools. Tucson lies in the borderland, a region that
high desert. The tiered interior visually blends the cultures of the United States and
draws guests toward 10,000-foot mountain The resort’s 487 spacious guest rooms and Mexico, and has a long history of settlement
peaks through magnificent arch windows. suites are furnished with a warm and wel- by ancient Native American peoples,
Influenced by the Native American culture, coming décor. Retreat into your room, com- Spanish explorers, and Anglo frontiersmen.
OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTEL RESERVATION DEADLINE GROUND TRANSPORTATION
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is the The last day for making your hotel reserva-
Official Hotel of the Spring 2007 USLAW tions at the reduced rate is Monday, February Private group ground transportation
NETWORK Client Conference. All confer- 19, 2007. However, rooms at the hotel are directly from Tucson International
ence sessions will take place at the hotel. available on a first-come, first-served basis.
USLAW has made its best efforts to secure a Airport to the Westin La Paloma and
sufficient number of rooms to accommodate returning is being offered to all USLAW
HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND RATES all USLAW attendees; however, no guarantee
A block of rooms has been reserved at The regarding room availability can be made. conference participants. Please call (520)
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa for confer- Thus, we suggest that you make reservations
ence attendees. For reservations and to as soon as possible. 577-5872 at least two weeks in advance of
receive the special USLAW rate of $200.00 your arrival date and reference that you
per night for single or double occupancy, Room cancellations must be made seven (7)
please call the resort directly at (520) 742- days in advance of the day of your arrival. are attending the USLAW NETWORK
6000. You must indicate that you are attend- Cancellations that are not made by this time conference. Ground transportation to
ing the USLAW NETWORK, Inc. will be charged one night’s deposit.
Conference to receive the USLAW rate. the resort is $38 one way or $70 round
Based upon hotel guest room availability, GETTING TO TUCSON
guest rooms will be offered at the group rate The Tucson International Airport is located trip. There is a couples’ rate of $120
three days prior and three days after the con- just 30 minutes and about 18 miles from the round trip. USLAW does not suggest
ference. Resort. Tucson International Airport pro-
vides nonstop service to 18 cities and con- renting a car as we provide deluxe motor-
nections to more than 121 destinations. coach transportation to all off-site
There are 67 daily flights with approximate-
ly 7,500 seats available. planned activities.
T H U R S D AY• M A R C H 1 5 We ask that you come dressed in your favorite
sports team uniform. There will be a variety of
games and activities to compete in throughout the
USLAW WELCOME night and don't forget to bid on some of your
RECEPTION AND favorite sports memorabilia. All proceeds will go to
a Charity to be announced.
AROUND Lastly, be on the lookout for spectacular encore to
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. the evening. Suffice to say, the stars in Tucson will
Welcome Reception be shining just a little brighter this evening.
7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.
Tucson Dine Around
Dress: Evening Resort
Attire S A T U R D A Y • M A R C H 17
Welcome to Tucson and HOMECOMING!:
the Spring 2007 USLAW ARIZONA “STATE BAR!”
NETWORK Client 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Conference. Enjoy the WELCOME RECEPTION Dress: From Your Alma Mater or Business Casual if
poolside at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. Your Team Went 3 – 8 This Past Season!
As you get into the “meeting mood,” take this
opportunity to say hello to the rest of your USLAW Life Long Friends…Dating…Brutal Professors
friends and please be sure to make some new …Parties…Football Saturday…Dating…Campus
acquaintances as well. Dive right in to what will be Life. Some of your
just the beginning of an interactive, unique and most memorable
memorable three-day event! years were spent in
FOR ALL College. Tonight, for
Then, it’s off to the TUCSON DINE AROUND. one night only, let
CONFERENCE Seven local eateries, where you will find an eclec- your hair down (for
tic blend of food, fun and culture have been select-
ATTENDEES ed to host the Dine Around. All restaurants are
those from the 60’s
you know what we
within a 10 minute drive and USLAW will provide mean) and relive a
the transportation. Restaurants will be divided by moment in time back
Practice Area so that attorneys and clients can “On Campus” all
meet those with common interests and experi- built within the
ence. Westin La Paloma
Approximately three weeks prior to the confer-
ence, all registrants will be contacted to make their One of Tucson’s
preferred restaurant selection. Confirmations will more recognizable
be on a first come, first served basis as there is a landmarks is the
capacity limit at each restaurant. University of Arizona.
While UA is consid-
* Please note that the cost of dinner is not included in the ered one of the top
Spring 2007 USLAW NETWORK Client Conference Party Schools in the
Registration fee. nation, the USLAW
College Town will be
a little more subdued
yet full of activities
F R I D AY• M A R C H 1 6 that will take you down memory lane. Make sure to
wear your alma mater’s sweatshirt or show your
AN EVENING OF allegiance in some other way.
Relax over drinks and dinner relieving your col-
SPORTS NITE lege days and the memories of the last three days.
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. We assure you…no cafeteria food this evening!
Dress: Your Favorite Sports
Team Uniform or Business
Casual if You Are Shy!
Join USLAW for a fun, inter-
active, wacky and truly mem-
orable look at the world of
Sports. Dinner this evening
will take place outside (weather permitting) at the
Westin's beautiful Catalina Basin. Tucked into the
lush desert adjacent to the resort, the Basin feels as
though it is miles from civilization even though it
is just steps away.
F R I D AY• M A R C H 1 6 FEATU R E D S P EAKE R Steinberg in 1985 to form one of the most dynamic
8:20 A.M. - 9:20 A.M. twosomes in the history of sports representation, cov-
CONFERENCE OPENING ering both Major League Baseball and the National
Jeff Moorad Football League. The successful duo negotiated over
8:00 A.M. – 8:20 A.M. $3 billion in athlete contracts throughout their 18
General Partner years together, including representing Hall of Famer
Steve Young and future Hall of Famer Troy Aikman.
Donald L. Myles Arizona Diamondbacks
Moorad was the negotiator on a number of land-
USLAW Chair One of the most recogniz- mark contracts for a client base that included Manny
Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C able names in professional Ramirez, Eric Karros, Ivan Rodriguez, Mo Vaughn,
sports, Jeff Moorad and current Diamondbacks, Shawn Green and Luis
Phoenix, AZ Gonzalez, just to scratch the surface of All-Star talent
brought over 20 years of
sports industry experience he represented. He also represented former D’Back
Stephen L. Beimdiek to Arizona on August 6, Matt Williams, who joined Will Clark in spring train-
2004, when he was named ing with the Diamondbacks as on-field advisors.
Spring 2007 USLAW NETWORK Moorad represented more than 40 first-round selec-
a member of the executive team of the Arizona
Client Conference Chair Diamondbacks. The career change was finalized tions from baseball's annual First Year Player Draft in
his practice, highlighted by breakthrough deals for
Lashly & Baer, P.C. when the Office of the Commissioner formally
No. 1 overall selections Pat Burrell (1998) and Darin
approved Moorad as an owner and General Partner
St. Louis, MO in the Diamondbacks’ ownership group. Armed with Erstad (1995), both draft records at the time.
a wealth of experience in Major League Baseball on While sports representation occupied the majority
the player side of the table, Moorad is now the of Moorad's professional time, it also led to work in
spokesman for the Diamondbacks’ general partner- the entertainment field as he has consulted and
ship as well as overseeing along with Ken Kendrick appeared in major motion picture projects involving
the day-to-day operations of the franchise. sports. Jeff was the baseball technical consultant for
The founder of Moorad Sports Management, he the Universal motion picture "For Love of the Game"
began specializing in athlete representation in 1983, and had a cameo appearance in the movie, and then
with his main focus on Major League Baseball. he and former partner Steinberg both appeared in
Moorad's reputation as a knowledgeable and respect- and served as technical consultants to director
ed negotiator has earned him a spot on The Sporting Cameron Crowe in the 1996 Oscar-winning picture
News' 100 Most Powerful People in Sports on eight "Jerry Maguire."
occasions, as he helped revolutionize player repre- A native of Modesto, California, Moorad earned an
sentation. Associate in Arts degree from Modesto Junior
Moorad's client base took off in 1984 when he was College in 1976, where he served as Student Body
retained by Will Clark and four other members of the President, a degree in Political Science (B.A.) in 1978
U.S. Olympic baseball team, each of whom were top from UCLA, then received his law degree from
ten draft choices. He then joined forces with Leigh Villanova University School of Law (J.D.) in 1981.
By popular demand, the Five Minute Drill returns. Daubert – Not a French Philosopher
S A T U R D A Y • M A R C H 17 USLAW Member and NFL Super Bowl Referee Ed Harrison L. Richardson
Hochuli will strictly enforce the time limits as pre- Richardson, Whitman, Large & Badger
CLOSING PLENARY SESSION senters give us five minutes on a wide variety of cur- Portland, ME
rent topics and trends, with penalties assessed for Indemnity and Additional Insured Endorsements:
10:40 A.M. – 12:00 NOON “going long.” Sparks are sure to fly during this fast Who’s On First?
and furious session of quick highlights, with presen- Laura Megan Faust
tations ranging from determining the right expert Roetzel & Andress, LPA
to winning Daubert motions to representing foreign Akron, OH
RETURN OF THE manufacturers, and much more.
E-Discovery and the Federal Rules – Now What?
5-MINUTE DRILL You Won’t Get This Phone Book: Shawn M. Raiter
Larson King, LLP
EU Privacy Laws v. US Discovery Laws
Freidrich W. Seitz St. Paul, MN
Murchison & Cumming, LLP Penalty – Illegal Participation
Los Angeles, CA Sidney J. Hardy
McCranie Sistrunk Anzelmo Hardy
Turning Lemons into Lemonade – Maxwell & McDaniel, P.C.
If the Product is Missing or Altered, Don’t Give Up Metairie, LA
R. Matthew Cairns
Ransmeier & Spellman, PC Product Use/Misuse: Forseeability by a Manufacturer
Concord, NH Frank J. Pecorelli, Jr.
Ahmuty, Demers & McManus
The Tri-Partite Relationship: Just Where Does the Albertson, NY
Attorney-Client Privilege Begin and End?
Sheryl J. Willert Independent Counsel – Who Pays?
Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, PLLC Edwin M. Gaines, Jr.
Seattle, WA Chandler & Udall, LLP
The Economic Loss Rule: Contracts Are Alive and Well
in Product Liability Litigation Fighting to Stay on the Balance Beam: Analysis of
Patrick J. Hagan Competing Interests Among Suppliers, Manufacturers
Dillingham & Murphy, LLP and Retailers vs. the Desire to Present a Joint Defense
San Francisco, CA Constantine J. Nickas
Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy, Graham & Ford, P.A.
Experts: Are you In or Out(side) Miami, FL
William T. DelHagen
USLAW Member and NFL Super Bowl Referee, Ed Hochuli Murchison & Cumming, LLP Aggregate Settlements: A House Built on Sand?
Los Angeles, CA Edward E. Hartley
Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
San Francisco, CA
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 SATURDAY, MARCH 17
PRODUCT SESSION I SESSION III
LIABILITY 9:40 A.M. - 10:40 A.M. 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Assembling the Rapid Response Team: Trends in Toxicology in the Toxic Tort
Early Investigation Strategies for and Product Arena
Preparing a Successful Defense This session will be a review of recent trends in toxicol-
Once you receive notice of a claim, the clock is run- ogy, including evidence-based toxicology by one of the
ning. From preservation of evidence to identification of authors of the paper on evidence-based toxicology, Dr.
parties and witnesses and determination of potential Robert James. Also discussed will be current trends in
causes, assembling the defense team early will help toxic torts and toxicology and what the plaintiffs’ attor-
streamline the investigation and allow for the prepara- neys are doing in terms of managing the case from a sci-
Presented by the USLAW NETWORK ence perspective; to media coverage; to the involve-
tion of a cogent defense strategy. This session will pres-
Product Liability Practice Group ent the perspectives of attorney, client and expert ment of state and federal agencies. The example given
involved in conducting a thorough initial claim investi- will be the flavoring litigation that is currently blossom-
gation, and describe the interplay between the rapid ing across the country. Also discussed will be the gener-
Practice Group Chair response team participants as the investigation pro- al trends in flavoring litigation and what is occurring in
Edward G. Hochuli gresses. The session will also explore the resources the trenches. Finally, toxicology will also be looked at in
available through USLAW to assemble the right team the products area for fire scene investigation. The pre-
Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. senters will discuss how toxicology applies to fire deaths
for your claim.
Phoenix, AZ and how toxicologists and medical experts will be used
Moderator Panelists to determine the involvement of fire in a death.
J. Michael Kunsch Edward R. Brill
Program Chairs Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. Senior Project Engineer Moderator Panelists
J. Michael Kunsch Philadelphia, PA SEA, Ltd. Ronald B. Lee Neil A. Goldberg
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Roetzel & Andress, LPA Goldberg Segalla LLP
Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C. Cleveland, OH Buffalo, NY
Philadelphia, PA Scott A. Law
Pierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger Robert James
& Green, L.L.P President
Ronald B. Lee Oklahoma City, OK TERRA, Inc.
Roetzel & Andress, LPA Tallahassee, FL
Cleveland, OH Vincent J. LoNigro
General Counsel Chris Johnson
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. State Auto Insurance Companies
Each Session is Little Neck, NY Columbus, OH
60 Minutes in Length Ron Pacini
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON Assistant Vice President
Casualty & International Claims
Defending the Integrity of the Brand v. Zurich North America
An Early Exit: How is the Manufacturer’s Schaumburg, IL
Interests Best Served
How do you best represent the interests of a manufac- SESSION IV
turer in a products suit? Should you throw down the 9:20 A.M. - 10:20 A.M.
gauntlet and defend to a jury verdict when the integrity “I’m Warning You!”
of the brand has been challenged even if your defense
of the product requires you to scorch the earth? Or,
But is Anybody Listening?
How often did you hear the words “I’m warning you” or
should you immediately look for an early exit strategy
“watch out” as a child? Did you actually listen? From an
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involving an out-of-court settlement, recognizing that
early age, children learn to ignore warnings. It should
litigation is an unwanted and expensive distraction to
come as no surprise that children and adults often
the manufacturer’s business at hand? This panel will
ignore product warnings. However, government agen-
take an in-depth look at this age-old question, employ-
cies require consumer products to contain warnings,
ing blunt point/counter-point debating techniques.
instructions for use, and other information. Is anyone
reading the warnings? Should consumer product man-
ufacturers use different, more or less complex warnings
Michael J. McGowan Douglas A. Johnson
to increase consumer recognition and reaction? This
SmithAmundsen LLC Vice President & General Counsel
program will focus on the overall effectiveness of prod-
Chicago, IL Heico Companies, LLC
uct warnings and whether steps can be taken to
Downers Grove, IL
increase their effectiveness.
Mark A. Solheim
Larson King, LLP
Heather J. Van Meter Sandra Anstaett Metzler
St. Paul, MN
Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC Technical Consultant
Portland, OR SEA, Ltd.
Steven G. Steger
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Katrina L. Reinhardt
Lake Forest, IL
Dow Corning Corporation
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 SESSION II Continued
Thomas F. Segalla
INSURANCE/ SESSION I Goldberg Segalla LLP
BAD FAITH 9:40 A.M. - 10:40 A.M. Buffalo, NY
Hot Topics in Insurance Law
This session will explore a number of issues that our Jean M. Lawler
panel of speakers has recently confronted in their day- Murchison & Cumming, LLP
to-day handling of insurance claims and insurance liti- Los Angeles, CA
gation. The issues are as follows:
Design Challenges to Insurance Policies as a Means to Chief Operating Officer
Avoid Exclusionary Language: How to Prevent Such InfrastruX Group, Inc.
Presented by the USLAW NETWORK Challenges and How to Defend Them Bellevue, WA
Insurance/Bad Faith Practice Group Mary Margaret Hill SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Pietragallo Bosick & Gordon LLP
Pittsburg, PA SESSION III
Practice Group Chair
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Jean M. Lawler When Can an Insurer’s Post-Litigation Conduct be
The Insurance Triangle –
Murchison & Cumming, LLP Evidence of a Breach of its Duty of Good Faith and
Fair Dealing Primary/Excess/Reinsurance:
Los Angeles, CA Understanding the Relationships
C. Robert Golenor
This program will discuss the roles a primary and excess
Senior Vice President Claims and Claims Counsel
carrier typically take in defending an insured in a
Each Session is Endurance U.S. Insurance
potential excess case. Learn what each typically does
60 Minutes in Length Los Angeles, CA
and how to respond so you avoid bad faith exposure
James P. Strenski
Bingham McHale, LLP
Donald L. Myles, Jr. Keith A. Dotseth
Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
The Storm After the Storm: Legal Issues Facing
Phoenix, AZ St. Paul, MN
Insurers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
James R. Moore, Jr. Steven D. Leach
Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A. Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
Ridgeland, MS Phoenix, AZ
Sean C. Reidy Victoria H. Roberts
Counsel Senior Litigation Counsel
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Century Insurance Group
Bloomington, IL Phoenix, AZ
SESSION II Ann Larimer Robertson
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON Claims Counsel
Additional Insured Coverage Scottsdale Insurance Company
The speakers presenting at the Joint Construction/ Scottsdale, AZ
Insurance Coverage USLAW session will come from the
Insurance Industry, Construction Industry, and attor- Andrew M. Weissert
neys representing both. Some of the topics that will be Senior Vice President and
discussed are as follows: U.S. General Counsel
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AXIS U.S. Insurance
• Negotiating and drafting risk shifting contractual Alpharetta, GA
• Documenting Additional Insured status, including SESSION IV
Certificates of Insurance and Additional Insured 9:20 A.M. - 10:20 A.M.
Endorsements. Practical Advice on Avoiding
• Analyzing and designing insurance programs in light Bad Faith Claims and Suits:
of risk shifting contractual provisions.
• Ensuring that insurance policies issued reflect par-
A View From the Trenches
Navigating the nuances of insurance claims and cover-
age issues is as much an art as it is a science. Ever mind-
• Establishing Best Practices regarding Additional
ful of “doing the right thing,” how does one properly
balance the company’s contractual obligations to its
• “Other Insurance” clauses.
insured with the interests of the insured and the com-
• Recurring problems in defending Additional
pany’s rights? Join us as this panel explores areas of
potential exposure for the unwary, providing perspec-
• Potential bad faith implications regarding duties to
tives and insights intended to assist in ensuring that
you, your companies and clients will not find them-
• Potential errors and omissions claims.
selves on the wrong side of the deposition table without
being able to establish “good faith” claims handling.
Joseph J. Bosick Lawrence S. David
Session Led by
Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon LLP Claims Director
Paul M. Belnap
Pittsburgh, PA Great American Insurance Company
Strong & Hanni, P.C.
Salt Lake City, UT
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
TRANSPORTATION SESSION I
9:40 A.M. - 10:40 A.M. SESSION III
Post-Accident Investigation 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
in the E-Discovery Age Broker/Shipper Liability or
This session will explore the growing pitfalls of discov- Just Who is to Blame?
ery of electronic data in the transportation industry, in The 2007 version of The Blame Game introduces brand
light of the new amendments to the Federal Rules of new celebrity panelists with unique and controversial
Civil Procedure governing electronic discovery. The views on responsibility for claims and losses in transit.
panelists will discuss post-accident investigation, preser- The ability to place blame, with legal and factual sup-
vation and retention of electronically stored data as well port, is the subject of an in-depth discussion. Audience
Presented by the USLAW NETWORK as presuit planning for electronic discovery. participation qualifies for game show prizes.
Transportation Practice Group
Moderator Panelists Moderator Panelists
Phillip H. Stanfield Donald J. Downey Mark S. Barrow Mickey R. Dragash
Program Chairs Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C Director of Claim Management Sweeny Wingate & Barrow, P.A. Senior Counsel, Logistics/
Kevin L. Fritz Phoenix, AZ Transport Corporation of America, Inc. Columbia, SC Transportation
Eagan, MN Wal-Mart Legal Department
Lashly & Baer, P.C. Bentonville, AR
St. Louis, MO Martin Essig
Branch Manager Daniel W. Egeler
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. Assistant General Counsel
Barry Clifford Snyder Mechanicsburg, PA Con-way Inc.
Snyder Law, P.C. Ann Arbor, MI
Eric V. Florida
Santa Barbara, CA Director Patrick W. Meyer
Gainey Insurance Services Senior Counsel
Phillip H. Stanfield Grand Rapids, MI Werner Enterprises
Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C John Liberatore
Phoenix, AZ President Frank T. Stackhouse
Carom Data Claims Executive
Concord, OH Great West Risk Management, Inc.
Each Session is Green Bay, WI
60 Minutes in Length SESSION II
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON SESSION IV
A Minefield: Insurance Issues 9:20 A.M. - 10:20 A.M.
Confronting the Motor Carrier in Guerrilla (and Gorilla) Settlement and
Catastrophic Losses Mediation Techniques: How to Hold on
This panel of industry experts will examine various to Your Money
insurance coverage disputes and conflicts of interest A spirited panel discussion will visit both old and new
that can face a motor carrier following a catastrophic methods of resolving cases with some individual and
accident, including disputes between the primary and innovative twists exposed to the audience. Keeping the
excess carrier, settling a multiple plaintiff case with company bank account from being depleted by large
minimal insurance limits, the use of inter-pleader to and small claims is always a consistent focus. Whether it
protect the insurance company, issues between motor involves settling early on or in the heat of battle, there
carriers with self-insured retentions and deductibles are some innovative approaches that will fit everyone’s
Spring 2007 USL AW Net work
and their primary carriers, and various ethical issues needs. Our panelists include a well-respected mediator,
confronting lawyers in the tripartite relationship (insur- experienced TPA, and two long-time members of the
er, defense counsel and insured). transportation industry.
Moderator Panelists Moderator Panelists
Kevin L. Fritz Rodger A. Cottrell Barry Clifford Snyder Rob Fitzgerald
Lashly & Baer, P.C. Vice President-Claims Snyder Law, P.C. Liability Account Manager
St. Louis, MO Baldwin & Lyons, Inc. Santa Barbara, CA Cannon Cochran Management
Indianapolis, IN Services, Inc.
Oak Brook, IL
Edward G. Hochuli
Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. Walt Garretson
Phoenix, AZ Assistant Vice President
Great West Casualty
Robert M. Milane Insurance Company
Managing Director of Risk Management Boise, ID
Akron, OH Michelle T. Langan
The Michelle Langan Mediation
Thomas G. Sundvold Law Firm, LLC
Associate General Counsel Tucson, AZ
Crete Carrier Corporation &
Transportation Claims, Inc. Burton J. Mallinger
Lincoln, NE. Litigation Counsel
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 SATURDAY, MARCH 17
CONSTRUCTION SESSION I SESSION III
LAW 9:40 A.M. - 10:40 A.M. 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Claims Avoidance and Management OSHA’s New Mobile Workforce Voluntary
Everyone who participates in a construction project, Protection Program (VPP) for
including the owner, the contractors, construction
manager and design team are exposed to numerous
Construction – Increased Safety and
risks and liabilities. Our panelists will discuss various Competitive Advantages
methods to minimize and prevent these risks including OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP’s) have
contracting pitfalls, project planning, proper docu- proven extremely successful in significantly reducing
mentation and certification. They will also address and deaths, injuries and claims in fixed-site facilities that
Presented by the USLAW NETWORK discuss various claims management practices and con- have completed the rigorous compliance process. In a
sider proactive v. reactive responses, brainstorming v. tight market, businesses that are VPP “certified” have
Construction Law Practice Group been gaining a competitive advantage over other busi-
blamestorming, compliance v. complaining and effec-
tive use of technology as well as reserving techniques. nesses. OSHA is now actively promoting its Mobile
Practice Group Chair Workforce VPP, designed specifically for the unique
Moderator Panelists safety issues encountered by the construction industry.
Christopher Condren Richard K. Traub Stanford P. Fitts Do not miss this opportunity to learn the fundamentals
Pierce Couch Hendrickson Traub Eglin Lieberman Straus LLP Strong and Hanni and requirements of the VPP and how you or your
Hawthorne, NY Salt Lake City, UT clients can reduce job-site injuries while qualifying for
Baysinger & Green, L.L.P. the potential competitive advantage of VPP status.
Oklahoma City, OK David Pym, Jr.
Claims Manager Moderator Panelists
Stantec Consulting Ltd. Dennis J. Cotter Ronda Butler Harkey
Each Session is Edmonton, Alberta Canada SmithAmundsen, LLC Orgain, Bell & Tucker, L.L.P.
60 Minutes in Length Chicago, IL Beaumont, TX
11:00 A.M. - 12:00 NOON Frederick C. Harbour
President and Owner
Additional Insured Coverage Compliance Safety Advocates, Inc,
The speakers presenting at the Joint Construction/
Oak Brook, IL
Insurance Coverage USLAW session will come from the
Insurance Industry, Construction Industry, and attor-
neys representing both. Some of the topics that will be
9:20 A.M. - 10:20 A.M.
discussed are as follows:
Construction Defect Claims – Notice and
• Negotiating and drafting risk shifting contractual Opportunity to Repair (NOR) Statutes
provisions. Presently, over 30 states have enacted legislation which
• Documenting Additional Insured status, including requires a potential owner plaintiff in a construction
Certificates of Insurance and Additional Insured defect case to provide the construction professional
Endorsements. with notice of the potential claim and an opportunity to
• Analyzing and designing insurance programs in light repair the defect or settle the claim prior to the com-
of risk shifting contractual provisions. mencement of litigation. This program will provide an
• Ensuring that insurance policies issued reflect par- overview of the procedural requirements of NOR
ties’ agreements. statutes and the public policy behind their enactment.
• Establishing Best Practices regarding Additional The program will also examine the limitation of dam-
Insureds. ages recoverable in construction defect cases brought
• “Other Insurance” clauses. in NOR states, and the practical impacts of NOR
• Recurring problems in defending Additional statutes on the construction and insurance industries.
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Insureds. Panelists will include: construction defect attorneys,
• Potential bad faith implications regarding duties to builders, and insurance claims representatives.
• Potential errors and omissions claims. Moderator Panelists
Ben M. Ochoa Kristin M. Bronson
Moderator Panelists Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP
Joseph J. Bosick Lawrence S. David Denver, CO Denver, CO
Pietragallo, Bosick & Gordon LLP Claims Director
Pittsburgh, PA Great American Insurance Company Randi A. Donaldson
Cincinnati, OH Pierce Couch Hendrickson
Baysinger & Green, L.L.P.
Thomas F. Segalla Oklahoma City, OK
Goldberg Segalla LLP
Buffalo, NY Jerry D. Morgan
Jean M. Lawler Standard Pacific Homes
Murchison & Cumming, LLP Scottsdale, AZ
Los Angeles, CA
Chief Operating Officer
InfrastruX Group, Inc.
F R I D AY• M A R C H 1 6 of the Arizona Desert. All glider pilots hold an
FAA Commercial license — the highest level of
OPTION I competency achievable.
The Southwest United States is considered to
RACE: A DESERT have some of the best soaring conditions in the
JEEP RALLY world. This 20–30 minute glide is destined to be
$110 Per Person an exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime event.
Depart Westin at 1:15 P.M.
Return by 5:15 P.M. USLAW guests will depart eight at a time from
Unlimited Number of the Westin with departures at 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.
Registrants. and 3:00 P.M.
Do you want to partici- Includes:
pate in a little friendly • 20 - 30 Minute Glider Ride
competition, a great deal of fun, and an opportu- • Lunch and All Drinks
nity to experience the Sonoran Desert in an • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
open-air Jeep Scrambler? The USLAW Desert
Jeep Rally is the answer. This rally is not about * There is a 240 pound weight limit for this activity.
speed so pay attention, everything you hear and
see is important. Each jeep, which seats six, will OPTION III
receive a rally packet filled with questions about USLAW GOLF
Tucson and the surrounding Sonoran Desert and OUTING AT THE
will follow a route that will eventually lead to the
FOR ALL lower desert of the Tortolita Mountains. Once in WESTIN LA
CONFERENCE the desert, you will embark on some fun and chal- PALOMA
ATTENDEES lenging activities such as the Gold Nugget Toss, RESORT
Tomahawk Throw, Cow Chip Chucker, BB Gun
$150 Per Person
CHOOSE ONE School, Mexican Ring Toss and the Horseshoe
1:00 P.M. Shotgun
Toss. Following the rally, all participants will meet
ACTIVITY PER DAY up at a central location for drinks as scores will be
tallied for the awarding of prizes. Jeep tours and
at the Westin.
rallies have been acclaimed by many Tucson visi-
Limited to the First
tors as one of the most interesting, exciting and
memorable highlights of their trip.
The 27-hole Jack
• Three-Hour Jeep Rally and Contests
Golf Course at the
• Box Lunch and All Drinks
Westin La Paloma is continually singled out for
excellence. GOLF DIGEST has named it one of
the “Top 75 Resort Courses” in the United
States and one of the “Top 10” courses in
ARIZONA BY AIR: A Arizona. GOLF Magazine acknowledges it as
RIDE ON A GLIDER among the finest in the country with their Silver
$140 Per Person Medal Award. Readers of GOLFWEEK
Staggered Departures from Magazine have named the course among
Westin at 1:00 P.M., 2:00 “America’s Best.” Furthermore, GOLF FOR
P.M. and 3:00 P.M. Return WOMEN Magazine has recognized La Paloma
Two Hours After Departure. as one of the country’s Top 100 women-friendly
Transfer Time: 45 Minutes. golf courses.
Limited to the First 24
Registrants. Be part of the continuing tradition of great
USLAW golf and participate in the USLAW Golf
If you drive and look into the vastness of the Scramble. Open to all levels of golfers - no
Arizona Desert, it can seem inert and solemn. embarrassment here!!! Just pure fun and a
But fly over it, and you will experience a unique great opportunity to spend a few hours with
perspective that brings the scenic grandeur to your fellow attorneys and clients.
life. What better way to achieve this than by a
glider plane. USLAW guests will travel to El Tiro Includes:
GliderportPark where their high flying adven- • 18 Holes of Golf Including Greens Fee and Cart
ture will begin. Gliders, four at a time, will be • Box Lunch and All Drinks
towed to 3,000 feet for this unique perspective • Sleeve of Golf Balls
• On-Course Contests
OPTION IV World War II Memorial Park or relax during a
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: CAC- narrated experience into AMARC, the living
Bone Yard of the Davis-Monthan Air Force
TUS LEAGUE SPRING TRAINING Base. USLAW guests will view a mock-up of the
$70 Per Person X-15 to a full scale model of the Wright
Depart Westin at 12:30 P.M. Brother’s 1903 Wright Flyer – or step right into
1:05 P.M. Game Start. the restored Douglas DC-6, used by both
Two Returns – One at the Top of the 7th Inning Presidents Kennedy and Johnson during their
and Another at the Ballgame’s Conclusion. terms. Some of the aircraft on display have
Transfer Time: 30 Minutes. been loaned from the Smithsonian, the U.S.
Limited to the First 50 Registrants. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.
Spend a relaxing day The “Bone Yard” is a testament to dry air, hard
at Tucson Electric ground and a defense budget second to none.
Park, the Spring Its inventory is also worth more than the
Training home of assessed value of all land and structures in Pima
the Chicago White County. The “Bone Yard” holds 5,000 aircraft
Sox and the Arizona and missiles cooling their jets and/or props. It’s
Diamondbacks. the country’s only large-scale military plane
Today, the 2005 storage maintenance site.
World Series Cham-
pion White Sox take Includes:
the diamond. • Admission to Museum and Bone Yard
USLAW guests will • Professional Tour Guides
enjoy the thrill of • Box Lunch and All Drinks
Major League Base- • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
ball in box seats under the warm Arizona Sun.
Play Ball! OPTION VI
* Please note the Spring Training schedule is not con-
SPA ROUND ROBIN
firmed until early January so at the time of printing, AT ELIZABETH
we are unsure of who will be playing the White Sox. ARDEN RED DOOR
• Box Seat Game Ticket $300 per person
• Box Lunch and Soft Drink 1:00 P.M. Start. Finished
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation by 5:00 P.M.
Located On-Property at
OPTION V the Westin.
Limited to the First 20
PIMA AIR AND Registrants.
TOUR AND The Red Door Spa at
The Westin La Paloma
BEHIND THE Resort welcomes you to
SCENES AT THE your personal retreat
BONE YARD ...over 9,300 square feet
$70 Per Person of state-of-the-art splen-
Depart Westin at 1:00 dor. Their world-class
P.M. Return by 5:00 services are designed to
P.M. nurture your body, your mind, and your spirit.
Transfer Time: 45 The spa has integrated elements of both sci-
Minutes. ence and technology with natural ingredients
Limited to the First 50 from the earth and the sea to bring you spa
Registrants. therapies from around the world.
Experience a centu- USLAW guests will enjoy a Spa Round Robin
ry of aviation! The that is sure to exceed their expectations. Each
Pima Air & Space Round Robin package includes a 50-minute
Museum is home to Swedish massage which relieves tension and
the largest privately soothes nerves through total body relaxation; a
owned collection of historical aircraft in the 50-minute Elizabeth Arden Classic Facial that
country. Enjoy each unique hanger, wander clarifies, purifies and rejuvenates all skin types
through fields of planes, stroll through the and either a 25-minute Warm Cream Manicure
S A T U R D A Y • M A R C H 17 al selves. USLAW guests will have the opportu-
nity to hike the Fingerock Trail located in the
OPTION I Santa Catalina Mountains overlooking the
Tucson Basin. This classic canyon offers much
A DAY ON THE more than what many imagine deserts to be.
RANCH: A USLAW The diversity of flora and fauna found in this
CATTLE DRIVE region affirm the harmony of nature. All hiking
$145 per person guides are trained, experienced and educated
Depart Westin at to facilitate a positive adventure. They will also
12:45 P.M. Return by be glad to tell you all about the plants and ani-
5:45 P.M. mals of our unique region.
Transfer Time: 60
Minutes. Accommodations can be made for all fitness
Limited to the First 50 Registrants. levels. Whether you prefer a casual nature walk
to a great aerobic workout, we have the hiking
A day you’ll always look back on: the real expe- experience for you! There’s room for your jack-
rience of a western cattle drive, with all the et and camera. Also, wear light-weight hiking
sights and sounds that make up a cowboy’s life. boots or running shoes with some tread. Dress
The incomparable scenery among the saguaros, for the season and temperature changes and
the joy of commanding a herd of longhorns remember, it can be quite cool at higher eleva-
and cattle from horseback, the unforgettable tions especially late in the day.
songs and stories of the cow-punchers, all come
together to create a one-of-a-kind western expe- Includes:
rience that will long be remembered. • Two Hour Hike
FOR ALL • Professional Hiking Guides – Two Per Group of 10.
CONFERENCE The cattle drive will take place at the • Box Lunch, Daypack, Trail Munchies and All
ATTENDEES Cocoraque Ranch, which is approximately one Drinks
hour west of town and one of the oldest work- • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
CHOOSE ONE ing cattle ranches in Southern Arizona. Enjoy
fresh air and real western fun surrounded by OPTION III
ACTIVITY PER DAY 16,000 acres of unspoiled desert terrain. You USLAW GOLF OUTING
will be matched up on a horse based on riding AT THE WESTIN LA
experience – beginners and more advanced rid-
ers are both welcome! After a short riding PALOMA RESORT
refresher course, guests will drive about (100) $150 Per Person
head of beef and corriente cattle (used for the 1:00 P.M. Shotgun Start.
rodeo circuit) approximately three miles. Located On-Property at the
Afterwards, sit back, enjoy a cool drink and Westin.
relive the stories of what you just experienced. Limited to the First 144
This is truly an authentic old west experience Registrants.
with the history and lore of working cattle
ranches and their cowboys. Unlike yesterday’s round,
today, golfers will have the
Includes: opportunity to play their
• Authentic Cattle Drive own ball as the format will
• Box Lunch and All Drinks be a two best ball of the
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation foursome. Inexperienced
golfers - no worries. The
OPTION II event will be fully handi-
capped and set up to benefit
HIT THE TRAIL: AN those of you that only have a
ARIZONA HIKING chance to play a couple
ADVENTURE times per year. Enjoy anoth-
$85 per person er great day on the links in
Depart Westin at 1:30 P.M. Tucson!
Return by 4:30 P.M.
Transfer Time: 10 Minutes. Includes:
Limited to the First 60 Registrants. • 18 Holes of Golf Including Greens Fee and Cart
• Box Lunch and All Drinks
Through movement and • Sleeve of Golf Balls
breathing, hiking expands your • On-Course Contests
physical, emotional and spiritu-
OPTION IV OPTION V
ARIZONA SONORAN SPA ROUND ROBIN AT ELIZABETH
DESERT MUSEUM ARDEN RED DOOR SPA
TOUR $300 per person
$65 per Person 1:00 P.M. Start. Finished by 5:00 P.M.
Depart Westin at 1:00 P.M. Located On-Property at the Westin.
Return by 5:00 P.M. Limited to the First 15 Registrants.
Transfer Time: 45
Minutes. The Red Door Spa at The Westin La Paloma
Unlimited Number of Resort welcomes you to your personal
Registrants. retreat…over 9,300 square feet of state-of-the-
art splendor. Their world-class services are
One of Tucson’s best loved desert treasures, the designed to nurture your body, your mind, and
Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is noted as your spirit. The spa has integrated elements of
“the most distinctive zoo in the United States.” both science and technology with natural ingre-
It is a combination zoological park and botani- dients from the earth and the sea to bring you
cal garden. Professional tour guides will escort spa therapies from around the world.
USLAW guests through the museum where
you’ll experience a variety of exhibits that re- USLAW guests will enjoy a Spa Round Robin
create the natural land- that is sure to exceed their expectations. Each
scape of the Sonoran round robin package includes a 50-minute
Desert Region. Cat Swedish massage which relieves tension and
Canyon is so realistic in soothes nerves through total body relaxation; a
nature, you’ll find your- 50-minute Elizabeth Arden Classic Facial that
self eye-to-eye with the clarifies, purifies and rejuvenates all skin types
mountain lions. Other and either a 25-minute Warm Cream Manicure
exhibits include prairie or 40-minute Warm Cream Pedicure.
dogs, Gila monsters,
and a walk-in aviary. A
exhibit features desert
animals such as Kit Foxes, Kangaroo Rats,
Ringtails, Tarantulas and a variety of snakes that
only appear at night during the desert summer
after the ground has cooled. Docents are on
hand to answer questions and often have a bird,
reptile or mammal out for guests to meet face
to face. The above mentioned exhibits only
scratch the surface of all the wonders that await
you at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.
• Full Access to the Museum
• Professional Tour Guides
• Box Lunch and Soft Drink
• Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
FRIDAY, MARCH 16 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Taking an afternoon off. Join us in the USLAW Hospitality
Suite to enjoy NCAA March Madness. Appetizers and
drinks will be available throughout the afternoon and you
are sure to see some great college basketball action and
possibly run into some of your USLAW friends. More infor-
mation on the location of the suite will be available in your
on-site registration materials.
F R I D AY•M A R C H 1 6 S A T U R D A Y • M A R C H 17
OPTION I OPTION I
SPA ROUND ROBIN AT ELIZABETH SPA ROUND ROBIN AT ELIZABETH
ARDEN RED DOOR SPA ARDEN RED DOOR SPA
$300 per person $300 per person
8:00 A.M. Start. 8:00 A.M. Start. Finished by 12:00 Noon.
Finished by 12:00 Noon. Located On-Property at the Westin.
Located On-Property at the Westin. Limited to the First 20 Registrants.
Limited to the First 20 Registrants.
See description listed on Friday, March 16.
The Red Door Spa at The Westin La Paloma
Resort welcomes you to your personal OPTION II
retreat…over 9,300 square feet of state-of-the- HORSE BACK RIDING
art splendor. Their world-class services are
designed to nurture your body, your mind, and THROUGH THE FOOTHILLS OF
your spirit. The spa has integrated elements of THE CATALINA MOUNTAINS
both science and technology with natural ingre- $90 Per Person
dients from the earth and the sea to bring you Depart Westin at 9:00 A.M. Return by 11:30 A.M.
FOR SPOUSES AND spa therapies from around the world. Transfer Time: 15 Minutes.
SIGNIFICANT OTHERS Limited to the First 30 Registrants.
USLAW guests will enjoy a Spa Round Robin
that is sure to exceed their expectations. Each
CHOOSE ONE round robin package includes a 50-minute
ACTIVITY PER DAY Swedish massage which relieves tension and
soothes nerves through total body relaxation; a
50-minute Elizabeth Arden Classic Facial that
clarifies, purifies and rejuvenates all skin types
and either a 25-minute Warm Cream Manicure
or 40-minute Warm Cream Pedicure.
JANOS WILDER’S OUT- You’re in cowboy country. Do as the cowboys
do, ride through the Desert foothills. Whether
DOOR COOKING CLASS you are an advanced rider or riding for the first
$100 Per Person time, we invite you to enjoy the Sonoran Desert
9:00 A.M. Start. in a unique way. USLAW guests will be trans-
Finished by 11:30 A.M. ferred from the Westin to the stables located in
Located On-Property at the Westin. the foothills of the Catalina Mountains and
Limited to the First 30 Registrants. then be divided into beginning riders and more
experienced. Experienced riders will partici-
Janos Wilder has spent many years cultivating pate in open range riding.
his culinary skills by serving as chef at the Gold
Hill Inn in Gold Hill, Colorado, Le Mirage The informative and entertaining wranglers will
restaurant in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and at La lead you into an adventure that uncovers the
Reserve and Le Duberne restaurants in secrets of this distinctive and diverse desert
Bordeaux, France where he learned firsthand region. The 90-minute ride will lead you through
the French sensitivity toward ingredients while lush and pristine areas of the Sonoran Desert.
being exposed to the techniques of classical The trails will lead you across streams, experi-
and nouvelle cuisine. Janos Restaurant, located ence the cooling shade of mesquite woodlands,
at The Westin La Paloma has earned its place meander through the desert floor and mix with
among the best restaurants in Tucson. giant saguaro cacti then travel into the foothills
for breath-taking views of the Tucson valley.
Join Chef Janos Wilder on his patio underneath
the bright Arizona sun as he shares with you his Deer, bobcats, fox, hawks, owls, gila monsters
many years of cultivating his culinary skills. and a variety of other desert creatures are fre-
Experience the taste, texture and aroma of the quently seen along the trail. USLAW guests are
Southwest. Janos will personally prepare a also introduced to village sites of the ancient
unique and creative brunch and all USLAW Hohokam civilization who farmed the flood
guests will actively participate in the prepara- plains of the area and then mysteriously disap-
tion. Following the presentation, guests can peared around 1400 A.D. So don your jeans
enjoy samples and sip Mimosas while enjoying and take a trail ride Arizona style.
the beautiful surroundings.
* There is a 230 pound weight limit for this activity.
CLIENT CONFERENCE CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY
USLAW NETWORK is required by many of
REGISTRATION FEES REgistraTION its vendors to provide guarantees at least one
A USLAW Member Attorney and Invited Client
DEADLINES week in advance of the conference. Changes
In order to facilitate proper planning for to these guarantees after this cut off date are
this conference, we ask that you submit your not refunded back to USLAW. Therefore,
$799 Attorney Registration Fee
registration to USLAW NETWORK by USLAW must abide by a strict cancellation
$699 Client Registration Fee
Thursday, February 28, 2007. policy. Client Conference Registration and
Includes one (1) Invitation to attend all con-
Optional Morning Spouse/Significant
ference sessions, (2) Full Breakfasts, Breaks,
CLE CREDITS Other and Afternoon Activity cancellations
and All Evening Receptions and Dinners.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits must be made in writing to USLAW National
Registration also includes a USLAW NET-
are available for lawyers/clients attending Office and emailed to email@example.com by
WORK Gift Bag and a conference binder
the Client Conference. Application has been no later than Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at
with all session materials for each track.
made to all states with mandatory continu- 5:00 P.M. Eastern. Upon timely receipt of
Optional social activities are available on an
ing legal education requirements. Most your cancellation, USLAW will fully refund
a la carte basis at an additional fee.
states will approve at least (6) hours of cred- your conference registration and optional
it. To ensure that USLAW submits your atten- activity fees. Because of vendor guarantee
B USLAW Member Attorney and Invited Client
dance record to the appropriate state, please deadlines, cancellations received after
include your State Bar # on the conference Wednesday, March 7 will not be refunded
$450 Registration Fee
registration form. regardless of reason and cannot be used as a
Registration for either Friday, March 16 or
credit toward a future conference or anoth-
Saturday, March 17, 2007. Includes one (1)
er activity in Tucson. Your conference regis-
Invitation to attend conference sessions on GETTING TO tration can be transferred to one of your
the single day of registration, (1) Full
Breakfast, Breaks, and the Evening TUCSON firm’s partners or clients.
Reception/Dinner of that day. Registration The Tucson International Airport is located
also includes a USLAW NETWORK Gift Bag just 30 minutes and about 18 miles from the GENERAL
and a conference binder with all session Resort. Tucson International Airport pro-
materials for each track. Optional social vides nonstop service to 18 cities and con- CONFERENCE INFO
nections to more than 121 destinations. For further information or questions, please
activities are available on an a la carte basis at
There are 67 daily flights with approximate- call USLAW NETWORK at (800) 231-9110
an additional fee.
ly 7,500 seats available. or visit www.uslaw.org
* Please note that if a registrant attends two or
more evening functions, he/she is required to reg-
ister for the Full Conference package.
important! GROUND TRANSPORTATION
C Spouse/Significant Other of USLAW Member
Private group ground transportation directly from Tucson International Airport to the Westin La
Attorney or Invited Client Registration
Paloma and returning is being offered to all USLAW conference participants. Please call (520) 577-
$549 Registration Fee
5872 at least two weeks in advance of your arrival date and reference that you are attending the
Includes one (1) Invitation to (2) Full
USLAW NETWORK conference. Ground transportation to the resort is $38 one way or $70 round
Breakfasts and All Evening Receptions and
trip. There is a couples’ rate of $120 round trip. USLAW does not suggest renting a car as we pro-
Dinners. Optional social activities are avail-
vide deluxe motorcoach transportation to all off-site planned activities.
able on an a la carte basis at an additional fee.
Spring 2007 USL AW Network IF YOU ARE A CLIENT, PLEASE LIST INVITING FIRM:
Client Conference CONFERENCE
PARTICIPANT Please select track you primarily plan to attend:
TEAM USLAW (CP) ❑ Track 1 – Product Liability
❑ Track 3 – Transportation
❑ Track 2 – Insurance/Bad Faith
❑ Track 4 – Construction Law
FULL NAME (E.G., JOSEPH A. SMITH) NICKNAME ON BADGE
FIRM NAME/COMPANY NAME
MARCH 15-17, 2007 • TUCSON, ARIZONA
THE WESTIN LA PALOMA RESORT & SPA
CITY, STATE. ZIP
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you have further questions regarding this meeting,
please contact USLAW NETWORK at (800) 231-9110 PHONE FAX
or visit our website at www.uslaw.org.
ALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS MUST BE EMAIL
RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007.
TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS: STATE(S) OF BAR LICENSE(S) STATE(S) BAR NUMBER(S)
Contact The Westin La Paloma Resort at (520) 742-
6000 by Monday, February 19, 2007 to receive the spe- SPOUSE/
cial rate of $200 per night for single or double occu- SIGNIFICANT
pancy. Please mention USLAW NETWORK to receive OTHER (S) FULL NAME NICKNAME ON BADGE
this special rate.
PAYMENT REGISTRATION Please check ALL activities the Conference Participant (CP)
INFO & FEES and the Spouse/Significant Other (S) plan to attend.
❑ PAYMENT BY CHECK CP S Type of Registration and Fees for Client Conference – MARCH 15-17 TOTAL
Enclosed is my check made payable to ❑ ❑ USLAW Member Attorney – Full Conference ($799) $
USLAW NETWORK, Inc. for the ❑ ❑ Invited Client – Full Conference ($699) $
“Grand Total Due” listed below. ❑ ❑ USLAW Member Attorney/Client–Single Day ($450) Check ❑ 3/16 or ❑ 3/17 $
❑ ❑ Spouse/Significant Other ($549) $
❑ PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD
❑ VISA ❑ MasterCard ❑ American Express CP S Included Events Please check the boxes for each event if you’ll be joining us. TOTAL
Charge the card checked above for the ❑ ❑ THU MAR 15 Team USLAW Welcome Reception $ 0.00
“Grand Total Due” listed below. ❑ ❑ FRI MAR 16 An Evening of Champions: USLAW Sports Nite $ 0.00
❑ ❑ SAT MAR 17 HOMECOMING!: Arizona “State Bar!” $ 0.00
CP S Optional Afternoon Activities (prices are per person) TOTAL
❑ ❑ FRI MAR 16 I. USLAW’s Amazing Race: A Desert Jeep Rally ($110) $
EXP DATE ❑ ❑ Select one per II. Arizona By Air: A Ride On A Glider ($140) $
❑ ❑ day for both III. USLAW Golf Outing At
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